Total Equipment Training – Vacuum Truck Operator Training

Vacuum Truck Operator Training Program- Total Equipment Training

Vacuum Trucks are, by definition, vacuum tanks that are truck-mounted or vac-trailer-mounted coupled with a high velocity vacuum pump that hydraulically loads wet and dry material through vacuum hoses. Vacuum Trucks are used for the safe removal of hazardous or non-hazardous materials from a worksite. Total Equipment Training has a comprehensive training program available for your specific HAZMAT training needs. We can tailor our program for any non-hazardous transportation concerns you may have.

Standards and Regulations for Vacuum Truck Operators

OSHA Section 5 of Public Law 91-596, OSHA 29 USC 654 and 29 CFR 1910.120, as well as DOT CFR Parts 106-7, 171-180 and 390-397 are covered by our classroom instruction.

Total Equipment Training provides instruction, in compliance with OSHA guidelines, for the safe removal of hazardous and non-hazardous substances.

Vacuum Truck Training Program Outline

Review of how the unit works

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Rollovers
  • Hooking up/disconnecting to trailer (if needed)
  • Foul weather
  • Working with cargo handling equipment
  • Truck fires
  • Proper loading and unloading
  • Driving and maneuvering
  • Braking system
  • Site safety hazards
  • Unit specific operations (vacuum or boom arm)
  • Practice done one-on-one with the Trainer

Interested in Vacuum Truck Operator Training?

Contact us today or give our office a call at (610) 321-2679 and our knowledgeable staff will provide you with the information you need and tailor a program to fit your needs and meet OSHA requirements.