FEDEX FREIGHT Hazmat Test..are You Kidding Me?

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by Clandestine_ice, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:53 PM.

  1. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    Just got a glimpse of this after doing a 12 hour duty last night and couldn't believe my eyes. Do these clowns just sit in a back room thinking about how difficult they can make life for us. I'm a GD truck driver, not a chemical engineer. I mean WTF!
     
  2. Gator

    Gator Outstanding Member

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    Test???
     
  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave Proud father of Moses the umpire

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    Well you remember what happened to Lube?
    When he put that cyanide based poison ctn with that rusty pail of corrosive in the cab of his truck?
     
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  4. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    Lubes dead to me :argue:
     
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  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave Proud father of Moses the umpire

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    Yeah he is....
     
  6. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    that's putting it mildly
     
  7. Streaker69

    Streaker69 Member

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    Is this another "open book" free format test? I've been there so little time and taken so many tests. At this point I take my time with it and let it eat up my entire shift. I actually read the book lol.
     
  8. citydog

    citydog Well-Known Member

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    Where is Lube???
     
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  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time 309 box truck driver

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    Do what Coop drivers do.
    White out the hazmat info on the BOL.
    No plax.
    Drive 60 mph.
     
  10. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    Lol
     
  11. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator AD-FREE USER

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    Here try this......
    They give a crap what you are doing as long
    as you are scanned to education. We had a guy
    take it 2 or 3 times and we would just gave him
    the answers. We always did that , the answers
    are easy to get. Just read the crap , same old
    thing , you will be fine . OR , you just take pictures
    with your cell phone for all the important graphs
    and there ya go. Now go out and take your run to
    see what you can get off , we can just appoint them
    tomorrow and we can still show service and make
    pickups.
     
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  12. Streaker69

    Streaker69 Member

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    Education is the best. I've spent many a shifts sitting in front of a computer drinking a coffee and sifting through books and paperwork. Nobody can rush you, no production ratings and I'm usually by myself. They're paying for my time. If they want me in front of a screen for that time, so be it.
     
  13. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    While I guess that might be advantageous for a city driver (less stops), but coming back in the morning after driving all night in Zombie mode? Not so much
     
  14. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I can't imagine taking Hazmat education/test AFTER a long night or day. Sounds PAINFUL. I would probably offer to come in early to do it prior to my shift. I hate to use the term refuse, but I would tell them I simply can't do that while fatigued. CRAZY.
     
  15. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    But that’s a double edged sword for daytime road drivers...come in early before your shift and spend the usual 1.75-2 hrs taking the haz-mat test and you run outta hours trying to get back in!!

    (This doesn’t apply to me, just responding for a friend)
     
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  16. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Pitched a fit one day when I had a shipment of copper cyanide in the same trailer with acid. Took it all the way to the top. The hazmat czar in Harrison said it’s a class 6 and a class 8 there is no compatibility issue. When asked if they knew what happened when mixed.....I’m not a chemical engineer.
     
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  17. Streaker69

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    Chemistry.... In high school, I had to take a summer school class to get that credit. Want to know what i remember? H2O and CO2. That is all.

    I also know do not stack hazmat and strap it down. The end.
     
  18. Streaker69

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    It's a double edged sword. I get more fatigued at that computer than I do on the dock or in a truck. I hate starting work after education.
     
  19. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    So you run out of hours.
    They come pick you up and you get paid until you’re home.
     

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