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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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What does P.S.I. stand for?
  • Pressure Source Indication
  • Pulling Style Indicator
  • Pressure per Square Inch
  • Pounds per square inch
This is a question from page 79 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 114 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

P.S.I. or psi:

Pounds per square inch.

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Where does the Shippers Certification appear?
  • On a separate page placed before the shipping paper
  • The original shipping paper
  • On the emergency response information sheet
  • On a separate page placed behind the shipping paper
This is a question from page 67 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 93 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Shipper's Certification 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.

Shippers print required markings directly on the package, an attached label or tag. An important package marking is the name of the hazardous material. It is the same name as the one on the shipping paper. When required, the shipper will put the following on the package:

  • Name and address of shipper or consignee.
  • Hazardous material's shipping name and ID number.
  • Required labels.
  • ID number on bulk packages.
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In addition to the shipping name, portable tanks must also display:
  • The weight of the product including the tank
  • The destination of the cargo
  • The number of gallons being held
  • The lessee or owner's name
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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What are Cargo Tanks?
  • A series of portable containers
  • Any of these are considered Cargo Tanks
  • Bulk packaging permanently attached to a vehicle
  • Removable tanks attached to a chassis
This is a question from page 72 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 100 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Cargo tanks are bulk packagings permanently attached to a vehicle. Cargo tanks remain on the vehicle when you load and unload them.

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Placarded vehicles should not park within how many feet of a bridge or tunnel?
  • 200 feet
  • 250 feet
  • 150 feet
  • 300 feet
This is a question from page 73 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 101 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Never park with Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 (Class A or B) explosives within 5 feet of the traveled part of the road. Except for short periods of time needed for vehicle operation necessities (e.g. fueling), do not park within 300 feet of:

  • a bridge, tunnel or building
  • a place where people gather
  • an open fire.
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A shipping paper for hazardous materials must include all of the following, except:
  • Page numbers if the shipping paper has more than one page
  • A shipper's certification, signed by the shipper, saying the shipment was prepared according to the rules
  • A proper shipping description for each hazardous material
  • The shippers hazardous materials government ID number
This is a question from page 66 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 92 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A shipping paper for hazardous material must include:

  • Page numbers if the shipping paper has more than one page. The first page must tell the total number of pages (e.g., Page 1 of 4).
  • A proper shipping description for each hazardous material.
  • A shipper's certification, signed by the shipper, saying the shipment was prepared according to the rules.

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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A truck carrying 17,000 pounds of a single hazardous material must display how many placards?
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
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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Drivers must keep hazardous materials shipping papers:
  • All of these are acceptable places to keep shipping papers
  • In a pouch on the driver's door
  • On the driver's seat when out of the vehicle
  • In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving
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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