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Prepare For The Hazardous Materials Portion Of Your CDL Written Exams

Hazardous Materials Questions

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The presence of an entry on the shipping paper that includes a hazard class and ID number is a good indication that the load is:
  • Poisonous
  • An inhalation hazard
  • Hazmat
  • Properly packed
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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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Some other indications that the shipment may be require hazmat precautions include all of the following except:
  • These are all reasonable indications of a hazmat load
  • The particular business the shipper engages in, i.e. paint supply or pest control
  • The shipment is packed in cylinders and drums
  • Other placarded tanks or vehicles on the premises
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From The CDL Manual

Other clues suggesting hazardous materials include:

  • What business the shipper is in (e.g., paint dealer, chemical supply, scientific supply house, pest control or agricultural supplier, explosives, munitions or fireworks dealer).
  • Tanks with diamond labels or placards on the premises.
  • Type of package being shipped. Cylinders and drums often are used for hazardous materials shipments.
  • Hazard class label, proper shipping name, or ID number on a package.
  • Handling precautions noted.
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Preparing, dating, and signing the Hazardous Waste Manifest is the responsibility of the:
  • Driver
  • Carrier
  • Dispatcher
  • Shipper
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From The CDL Manual

Hazardous Waste Manifest

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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Hazardous waste can only be handled or carried by:
  • The EPA
  • An EPA registered carrier or facility
  • A DOT approved facility
  • The government
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From The CDL Manual

Hazardous Waste Manifest

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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The hazardous waste manifest must contain the EPA registration number and name of the shipper, destination, and:
  • State
  • Driver
  • Route
  • Carrier
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From The CDL Manual

Hazardous Waste Manifest

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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Moving an improperly placarded vehicle is allowed:
  • If you are running behind
  • Never
  • Only in certain states
  • Only in a life or property threatening emergency
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From The CDL Manual

Placarding

Attach the appropriate placards to the vehicle before you drive it. You are only allowed to move an improperly placarded vehicle during an emergency in order to protect life or property.

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Hazmat placards must be placed how far away from other markings?
  • 3 feet
  • 12 inches
  • 3 inches
  • It doesn't matter
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Placards must appear on both sides and ends of the vehicle. Each placard must be:

  • Easily seen from the direction it faces.
  • Placed so the words or numbers are level and read from left to right.
  • At least 3 inches away from any other markings.
  • Kept clear of attachments or devices such as ladders, doors and tarpaulins.
  • Kept clean and undamaged so that the color, format and message are easily seen.
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Requirements of hazmat placard placement include:
  • These are all things that are required when using placards
  • Must be at least 3 inches away from other markings
  • Must be easily seen, clean, and undamaged
  • Must be able to be read from left to right and level
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From The CDL Manual

Placards must appear on both sides and ends of the vehicle. Each placard must be:

  • Easily seen from the direction it faces.
  • Placed so the words or numbers are level and read from left to right.
  • At least 3 inches away from any other markings.
  • Kept clear of attachments or devices such as ladders, doors and tarpaulins.
  • Kept clean and undamaged so that the color, format and message are easily seen.
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All of the following apply to proper placard placement except:
  • Are only necessary on both sides of the vehicle
  • Must be 3 inches away from other markings
  • Must be easily seen from the direction it faces
  • Are required on both sides and both ends of the vehicle
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From The CDL Manual

Placards must appear on both sides and ends of the vehicle. Each placard must be:

  • Easily seen from the direction it faces.
  • Placed so the words or numbers are level and read from left to right.
  • At least 3 inches away from any other markings.
  • Kept clear of attachments or devices such as ladders, doors and tarpaulins.
  • Kept clean and undamaged so that the color, format and message are easily seen.
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Deciding which placards to use requires knowing:
  • What amount of hazardous material is being shipped
  • What the total weight of hazardous materials on the vehicle is
  • What class of hazard the material is
  • Drivers need to have all of this information when deciding how to placard their vehicle
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From The 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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