The federal government requires every dangerous goods shipper to have
job-specific dangerous goods training before tendering a dangerous goods
shipment to FedEx or any air carrier. Shippers are directly responsible for the
correct transport of dangerous goods by air.
The government regulations state:
- Each person involved in the
shipping and/or handling of dangerous goods must be trained.
- Recurrent training must occur
every two years. Exception: In the U.S., the Department of
Transportation (DOT), as competent authority, allows training for shippers
every three years.
- An enforcement agency may
review your training records at any time.