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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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What should the driver do with leaking shipments or packages?
  • Transport them as far as safely possible
  • Refuse them
  • Transport them to their destination
  • Dispose of them
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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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Certification that the shipper has prepared the shipment according to regulations will appear on the:
  • Shipper's website
  • Placard
  • Packaging
  • Shipping papers
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From The CDL Manual

The Shipper:

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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Correctly labeling and marking a hazmat load is the responsibility of:
  • The shipper
  • The carrier
  • The DOT
  • 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 productís:
    • - 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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What hazard class and division is a flammable solid?
  • 3
  • 4.1
  • 4
  • 2.1
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From The CDL Manual

See: Figure 9-1 Hazardous Materials Hazard Class/Division Table, pg 88

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All hazardous materials will be identified with a number or name that reflects its risk called its:
  • Hazard class
  • Hazard indicator
  • Shipping class
  • Psuedonym
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From The CDL Manual

Hazard Class ó

A material's hazard class reflects the risks associated with it. There are nine different hazard classes. The types of materials included in these nine classes are in Figure 9.1.

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What is the purpose of hazmat shipping papers?
  • To let other drivers know that you are coming through
  • To label individual packages
  • To give the driver driving directions
  • To describe the hazardous materials being transported
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From The CDL Manual

Shipping Papers ó

Shipping papers describe the hazardous materials being transported. Shipping orders, bills of lading and manifests are all considered shipping papers. Figure 9-6 shows an example of a shipping paper.

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Drivers are required to keep hazmat shipping papers in any one of the following places except:
  • In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving
  • On the driverís seat when out of the vehicle
  • In the berth behind the driver's seat
  • In a pouch on the driverís door
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From The CDL Manual

Drivers to keep hazardous materials shipping papers:

  • In a pouch on the driverís door, or
  • In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving, or
  • On the driverís seat when out of the vehicle.
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In case of emergency, the rules on shipping papers require:
  • Hazmat papers be tabbed, or kept on top of other papers
  • Shipping papers be kept in standardized locations by the driver
  • All of these things are required of shipping papers
  • The materials be described correctly, and contact information is provided
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From The CDL Manual

Your life, and the lives of others, may depend on quickly locating the hazardous materials shipping papers. For that reason, the rules require:

  • Shippers to describe hazardous materials correctly and include an emergency response telephone number on shipping papers.
  • Carriers and drivers to quickly identify hazardous materials shipping papers, or keep them on top of other shipping papers and keep the required emergency response information with the shipping papers.
  • Drivers to keep hazardous materials shipping papers:
    • - In a pouch on the driverís door, or
    • - In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving, or
    • - On the driverís seat when out of the vehicle.
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Hazmat package labels are what shape?
  • Circle
  • Octagon
  • Round
  • Diamond
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From The CDL Manual

Package Labels ó

Shippers put diamond-shaped hazard warning labels on most hazardous materials packages (see Figure 9-2 on page 89). These labels inform others of the hazard class of product found in the packages. If the diamond label will not fit on the package, shippers may put the label on a tag securely attached to the package. For example, compressed gas cylinders that will not hold a label will have tags or decals.

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If a hazmat label cannot be put directly on a package, the shipper may:
  • Put the label on a tag, and securely attach it to the package
  • Put the label on the shipping papers
  • Draw a smaller label on the package with permanent marker
  • Ship the package without it
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From The CDL Manual

Package Labels ó

Shippers put diamond-shaped hazard warning labels on most hazardous materials packages (see Figure 9-2 on page 89). These labels inform others of the hazard class of product found in the packages. If the diamond label will not fit on the package, shippers may put the label on a tag securely attached to the package. For example, compressed gas cylinders that will not hold a label will have tags or decals.

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