Students will study basic introductory hazardous materials requirements, vehicle inspections, and safe operating practices. Students will develop the knowledge necessary to successfully handle and document cargo, loading, securing, and unloading cargo and address environmental issues concerning hazardous materials while also mastering trip planning, ‘hours of service’ requirements, accident procedures, and diagnosing malfunctions and reporting them. Students seeking an H endorsement must complete this curriculum to take the State-administered knowledge test for the H endorsement. Please Note: Applicants must undergo a fingerprinting and background check before registering for this class. This process takes 3-4 weeks so please plan accordingly. Students must come to class on the first day. The lab will be available for the whole session with the instructor present.