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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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When can the hazard class be abbreviated on the shipping papers?
  • Only if specifically authorized in the hazmat regulations
  • Never
  • Only if there is a shortage of space
  • Only when authorized by the shipper to do so
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From The CDL Manual

The shipping name, hazard class and ID number must not be abbreviated unless specifically authorized in the hazardous materials regulations.

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The emergency response telephone number is the responsibility of:
  • The carrier
  • The driver
  • The DOT
  • The shipper
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From The CDL Manual

Shipping papers also must list an emergency response telephone number (see page 105). The emergency response telephone number is the responsibility of the shipper. It can be used by emergency responders to obtain information about any hazardous materials involved in a spill or fire.

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Emergency response information must:
  • Be able to be used away from the vehicle
  • Provide information on handling safety incidents involving the material
  • Include information on health risks
  • Include all of these things
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From The CDL Manual

Shippers also must provide emergency response information to the motor carrier for each hazardous material being shipped. The emergency response information must be able to be used away from the motor vehicle and must provide information on how to safely handle incidents involving the material.

It must include information on the shipping name of the hazardous materials, risks to health, fire, explosion, and initial methods of handling spills, fires and leaks of the materials. An example of such a document is a material safety data sheet, commonly called an MSDS sheet.

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Total quantity must appear:
  • On the top of the shipping papers
  • Before or after the basic description
  • On each pallet
  • On every placard
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From The CDL Manual

Total quantity and the number and type of packages must appear before or after the basic description. The packaging type and unit of measurement may be abbreviated. Example: 10 ctns. UN1263, Paint, 3, PG II, 500 lbs.

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Shippers of hazardous wastes must include the word WASTE where?
  • Before or after the shipping name
  • After the shipping name
  • Before the shipping name
  • Under the material description
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From The CDL Manual

The shipper of hazardous wastes must put the word WASTE before the proper shipping name of the material on the shipping paper (hazardous waste manifest). Example: UN1090, Waste Acetone, 3, PG II

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When is it acceptable to use a hazard class or ID number to describe non-hazardous materials?
  • Never
  • It depends on the state
  • Anytime
  • When authorized by the shipper
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From The CDL Manual

A non-hazardous material may not be described by using a hazard class or an ID number.

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Certification that the material has been prepared properly according to regulations is the responsibility of:
  • The DOT
  • The carrier
  • The driver
  • The shipper
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From The 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.

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The responsibility for putting or attaching required markings on packages is:
  • The driver's
  • The fire department's
  • The shipper's
  • The carrier's
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From The CDL Manual

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:

  • Required if NOT highway.
  • Hazardous material’s shipping name and ID number.
  • Required labels.
  • ID number on bulk packages.
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The only exceptions to the shipper's certification requirement are if the package is provided by the carrier, or:
  • If they get a DOT exemption
  • When it is hazardous waste
  • When the carrier gives them authorization
  • When the shipper is transporting their own product as a private carrier
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From The 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.

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The first step in recognizing a hazmat load is to look at the:
  • Trailer
  • Driving route
  • Shipping paper
  • Loading operation
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From The CDL Manual

Recognizing Hazardous Materials —

Learn to recognize shipments of hazardous materials. To find out if the shipment includes hazardous materials, look at the shipping paper. Does it have:

An entry with a proper shipping name, hazard class and ID number?

A highlighted entry or one with an X or RQ in the hazardous materials column?

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