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Hazardous Materials Free CDL Practice Tests
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Prepare For The Hazardous Materials Portion Of Your CDL Written Exams

Hazardous Materials Questions

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In addition to a hazmat endorsement, what else may be required to transport certain hazmat materials, or transport over certain routes?
  • Escorts
  • Written tests
  • Permits
  • Nothing
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From The CDL Manual

Permits —

Some locations require permits to transport certain explosives or bulk hazardous wastes. States and counties also may require drivers to follow special hazardous materials routes. The federal government may require permits or exemptions for special hazardous materials cargo such as rocket fuel. Find out about permits, exemptions and special routes for places you drive.

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The set of regulations that detail how to package, load, transport, and unload hazmat is called:
  • Hazmat driving rules
  • Containment details
  • Loading rules
  • Containment rules
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From The CDL Manual

9.1.1 – Contain the Material

Transporting hazardous materials can be risky. The regulations are intended to protect you, those around you and the environment. They tell shippers how to package the materials safely and drivers how to load, transport and unload the material. These are called "containment rules."

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In order to communicate the risk of the cargo, shippers must do all of the following except:
  • Call the driver's employer after departure
  • Provide placards
  • Put hazard warning labels on packages
  • Provide proper shipping papers
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9.1.2 – Communicate the Risk

To communicate the risk, shippers must warn drivers and others about the material's 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.

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In order to pass the hazmat endorsement exam, drivers must know all of the following except:
  • How to properly identify and load hazmat shipments
  • Safe transportation methods
  • Drivers must be familiar with all of these things
  • Proper placarding of the vehicle
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From The CDL Manual

9.1.3 – Assure Safe Drivers and Equipment

To obtain a hazardous materials endorsement on a CDL, you must pass a written test about transporting hazardous materials. To pass the test, you must know how to:

  • Identify what are hazardous materials.
  • Safely load shipments.
  • Properly placard your vehicle in accordance with the rules.
  • Safely transport shipments.
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To stay safe and legal while transporting hazmat, drivers should never:
  • Drive alone at night
  • Break the rules by taking shortcuts
  • Lose visual contact with the car in front of them
  • Travel down steep inclines
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From The CDL Manual

Learn the rules and follow them. Following the rules reduces the risk of injury from hazardous materials. Taking shortcuts by breaking rules is unsafe and against the law.

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All of the following are responsibilities of the shipper except:
  • Properly placarding the vehicle
  • Identifying the product's proper shipping name
  • Packaging, marking, and labeling the shipment
  • Providing proper placards
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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:
    • - Identification number
    • - Proper shipping name
    • - Hazard class
    • - Correct packaging
    • - Correct label and markings
  • Provides correct placards
  • Must package, mark and label the materials, prepare shipping papers, provide emergency response information and supply placards.
  • 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).
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Deciding the hazmat product's hazard class, identification number, and correct label and markings is the responsibility of:
  • The carrier
  • The DOT
  • The shipper
  • The driver
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From The 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:
    • - Identification number
    • - Proper shipping name
    • - Hazard class
    • - Correct packaging
    • - Correct label and markings
  • Provides correct placards
  • Must package, mark and label the materials, prepare shipping papers, provide emergency response information and supply placards.
  • 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).
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The responsibility of reporting incidents and accidents to the proper agencies belongs to:
  • The driver
  • The DOT
  • The shipper
  • The carrier
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From The CDL Manual

The carrier:

  • Takes the shipment from the shipper to its destination.
  • Prior to transportation, checks that the shipper correctly described, marked, labeled and otherwise prepared the shipment for transportation.
  • Refuses improper shipments.
  • Reports accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials to the proper government agency.
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Properly placarding the vehicle is the responsibility of the:
  • Driver
  • Lumpers
  • Carrier
  • Shipper
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From The CDL Manual

The driver:

  • Makes sure the shipper has identified, marked and labeled the hazardous materials properly.
  • Refuses leaking packages and shipments.
  • Placards his vehicle when loading, if required.
  • Safely transports the shipment without delay.
  • Follows all special rules about transporting hazardous materials.
  • Keeps hazardous materials shipping papers and emergency response information in the proper place.
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The driver's responsibilities include all of the following except:
  • Placarding the vehicle
  • Refusing leaking packages and shipments
  • Keeping hazmat papers and emergency response information in the proper place
  • Reporting accidents and incidents
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From The CDL Manual

The driver:

  • Makes sure the shipper has identified, marked and labeled the hazardous materials properly.
  • Refuses leaking packages and shipments.
  • Placards his vehicle when loading, if required.
  • Safely transports the shipment without delay.
  • Follows all special rules about transporting hazardous materials.
  • Keeps hazardous materials shipping papers and emergency response information in the proper place.
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