I first started my job in the trucking industry down in the states, but soon moved up to Canada. I love driving through the beautiful mountains, and especially enjoy seeing their white peaks in the winter. Canada seemed like the place to go for more of this kind of scenery. After a few years of transporting commercial goods, I was offered a position in transporting dangerous goods, or TDG.
Transporting dangerous goods is something that takes a lot of knowledge as the last thing anyone wants is for one of these dangerous substances to be transported incorrectly and some sort of accident to follow. There is a lot of training that goes into this so that the people transporting and loading these goods will know what to do with each thing. In addition, several goods that you wouldn’t necessarily know are dangerous do, in fact, have special steps that need to be taken when transporting them.
I found that the most convenient way to receive this training was through TDG online training that my company provided. With TDG online training I was able to learn the information at my own pace as well as be able to do extra research while learning about this complicated process. I would often pause training videos to look up concepts that I didn’t understand. I have enjoyed my TDG career especially since I feel like I can make educated safe decisions with the products I’m transporting.