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CDL Practice Test: Hazardous Materials

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CDL Practice Test: Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials Questions

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A truck carrying 17,000 pounds of a single hazardous material must display how many placards?
  • 3
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4
This is a question from page 64 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 89 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Placards are used to warn others of hazardous materials. Placards are signs put on the outside of a vehicle that identify the hazard class of the cargo. A placarded vehicle must have at least four identical placards. They are put on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle. Placards must be readable from all four directions. They are 10 3/4-inches square, square-on-point, in a diamond shape. Cargo tanks and other bulk packaging display the ID number of their contents on placards, or orange panels or white square-on-point displays that are the same size as placards, and placed near the placards.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

It's good practice to grab an extra placard or two from the shipper in case one of your placards is blown off the truck during transport.

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The basic shipping description of a hazardous material on a shipping paper must include all of the following, except:
  • The amount of "outage" the product has (if a liquid product)
  • Hazardous class or division number
  • Proper shipping name
  • Identification number
This is a question from page 66 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 92 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The basic shipping description of a hazardous material on a shipping paper must include the (1) identification number (preceded by the letters UN or NA); (2) DOT proper shipping name; (3) hazardous class or division number of a product (must include subsidiary hazard class when required); and (4) packing group for a product in a roman numeric pattern (may precede with the letters PG).

TruckingTruth's Advice:

While it is solely the shippers responsibility to provide you with proper shipping papers, you must be certain all shipping papers are correct before leaving their facility. If there are any issues with the paperwork along your trip (DOT inspections, etc) it will cost you time and you can possibly be ticketed.

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Drivers must keep hazardous materials shipping papers:
  • All of these are acceptable places to keep shipping papers
  • On the driver's seat when out of the vehicle
  • In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving
  • In a pouch on the driver's door
This is a question from page 64 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 88 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Drivers to keep hazardous materials shipping papers:

  • In a pouch on the driver's door, or
  • In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving, or
  • On the driver's seat when out of the vehicle.
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Shippers use hazardous materials regulations to decide the product's:
  • All of these answers are correct
  • Health tag
  • Hazard class and identification number
  • Shipping route
This is a question from page 63 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 87 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The shipper:

  • Sends products from one place to another by truck, rail, vessel or airplane.
  • Uses the hazardous materials regulations to decide the product's:
    • Proper shipping name
    • Hazard class
    • Identification number
    • Correct packaging
    • Correct label and markings
    • Correct placards
  • Must package, mark and label the materials, prepare shipping papers, provide emergency response information and supply placards.
  • Must certify on the shipping paper that the shipment has been prepared according to the rules (unless you are pulling cargo tanks supplied by you or your employer)

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Be sure to understand the different responsibilities for:

  • The shipper
  • The carrier
  • The driver
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What are Placards?
  • Audible warning devices placed inside a trailer so that when the trailer doors open, the warning devices activate
  • Diamond-shaped, square-on-point warning signs which indicate hazardous materials are loaded on a truck
  • Rectangular banners displaying the hazard type on a given trailer
  • Square shaped warning signs which indicate hazardous materials are loaded on a truck
This is a question from page 62 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 86 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The regulations require vehicles transporting certain types or quantities of hazardous materials to display diamond-shaped, square-on-point, warning signs called placards.

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Shippers have the following responsibility in regards to hazardous cargo:
  • Must warn drivers and others about materials hazards
  • Put hazard warning labels on packages
  • Shippers must do all of these things in regards to hazardous materials
  • Provide proper shipping papers, emergency response information and placards to the carrier or driver
This is a question from page 63 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 87 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

To communicate the risk, shippers must warn drivers and others about materials hazards. The regulations require shippers to put hazard warning labels on packages, provide proper shipping papers, emergency response information and placards. These steps communicate the hazard to the shipper, the carrier and the driver.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Be sure to understand the different responsibilities for:

  • The shipper
  • The carrier
  • The driver
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What type of fire extinguisher must placarded vehicles carry?
  • UL rating of 5 B:C or more
  • UL rating of 10 B:C or more
  • Any B:C fire extinguisher is acceptable
  • Any A:B fire extinguisher is acceptable
This is a question from page 74 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 102 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A 10 B:C Fire Extinguisher - The power unit of placarded vehicles must have a fire extinguisher with a UL rating of 10 B:C or more.

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Who can help coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards?
  • CHEMTREC
  • Poison Control
  • National Response Center
  • Federal HAZMAT Response Corp.
This is a question from page 77 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 104 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The National Response Center helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards. It is a resource to the local police and firefighters. The center maintains a 24-hour, toll-free line. You or your employer must call the center when any of the following occur as a direct result of a hazardous materials incident per 171.15, 171.16:

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