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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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Which of the following do you have to know in order to place the correct placards on your vehicle?
  • Material's hazard class
  • Amount of all hazardous materials of all classes on your vehicle
  • Drivers need to know all of these things in order to place the correct placards on the vehicle
  • Amount being shipped
This is a question from page 65 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 90 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

You can decide which placards to use if you know these three things:

  • Material's hazard class.
  • Amount being shipped.
  • Amount of all hazardous materials of all classes on your vehicle.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

While a shipper will supply you with placards to place on your truck, you must verify they are giving you the proper placards. If you place the incorrect placards on the truck, you will be the one responsible for any citations received.

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To decide which placards to use, you need to know all of the following information, except:
  • The amount of hazardous materials shipped.
  • The hazard class of materials
  • The type of container the material is in
  • The total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in your vehicle.
This is a question from page 68 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 94 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

To decide which placards to use, you need to know:

  • The hazard class of materials.
  • The amount of hazardous materials shipped.
  • The total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in your vehicle.
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What type of fire extinguisher must placarded vehicles carry?
  • UL rating of 5 B:C or more
  • Any B:C fire extinguisher is acceptable
  • Any A:B fire extinguisher is acceptable
  • UL rating of 10 B:C or more
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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DOT and EPA need to know about any spills named in:
  • The HAZMAT protection guide
  • The hazardous materials handbook
  • The List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities
  • The official list of environmentally dangerous chemicals
This is a question from page 65 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 91 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

DOT and EPA need to know about any spills of hazardous substances named in the List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities. When these materials are being transported in a reportable quantity or greater in one package, the shipper displays the letters RQ on the shipping paper and package. The letters RQ may appear before or after the basic description. You or your employer must report any spill of these materials that occurs in a reportable quantity.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Unless there is an immediate life or property threatening emergency, your employer should be the first contact when a hazardous materials spill is detected. Employers are usually well versed in the proper actions that need to be taken and the proper authorities to contact.

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In addition to the shipping name, portable tanks must also display:
  • The lessee or owner's name
  • The destination of the cargo
  • The number of gallons being held
  • The weight of the product including the tank
This is a question from page 72 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 100 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Portable tanks also must show the lessee or owner's name and display the shipping name of the contents on two opposing sides. The letters of the shipping name must be at least 2-inches tall on portable tanks with capacities of more than 1,000 gallons and 1-inch tall on portable tanks with capacities of less than 1,000 gallons. The ID number must appear on each side and each end of a portable tank or other bulk packaging that holds 1,000 gallons or more and on two opposing sides, if the portable tank holds less than 1,000 gallons. The ID numbers must still be visible when the portable tank is on the motor vehicle. If they are not visible, you must display the ID number on both sides and ends of the motor vehicle.

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When transporting hazardous waste, you must sign by hand and carry:
  • A hazardous waste release form
  • A temporary government waste spill insurance policy
  • A Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
  • An EPA certificate of responsible waste disposal
This is a question from page 68 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 94 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

When transporting hazardous waste, you must sign by hand and carry a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. The name and EPA registration number of the shippers, carriers and destination must appear on the manifest. Shippers must prepare, date and sign by hand the manifest. Treat the manifest as a shipping paper when transporting the waste. Only give the waste shipment to another registered carrier or disposal/treatment facility. Each carrier transporting the shipment must sign by hand the manifest. After you deliver the shipment, keep your copy of the manifest. Each copy must have all needed signatures and dates, including those of the person to whom you delivered the waste.

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Who signs the Shipper's Certification
  • All of these people must sign the shipper's certification
  • The shipper
  • The receiver
  • The driver
This is a question from page 67 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 93 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

When the shipper packages hazardous materials, he/she certifies that the package has been prepared according to the rules. The signed shipper's certification appears on the original shipping paper. The only exceptions are when a shipper is a private carrier transporting their own product, and when the package is provided by the carrier (e.g., a cargo tank). Unless a package is clearly unsafe or does not comply with the HMR, you may accept the shipper's certification concerning proper packaging. Some carriers have additional rules about transporting hazardous products. Follow your employer's rules when accepting shipments.

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When refueling a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials:
  • Someone must remain inside the vehicle
  • Someone must always be at the nozzle controlling the flow
  • The vehicle must remain in sight of the driver
  • Someone must remain within 50 feet of the vehicle
This is a question from page 74 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 101 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Refuel With Engine Off - Turn off the engine before fueling a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials. Someone must always be at the nozzle controlling fuel flow.

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