Hazmat And Tankers Endorsement

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MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Good evening everyone, I live here in Atlanta Georgia and I recently submitted over my background investigation for TSA... I was wondering if anyone knew if I could go ahead and take the Hazmat test or do I have to wait for the completion of the Hazmat TSA background... also does anyone know how many test questions are on the HazMat and tankers endorsement and are those test pretty hard... I don't plan on studying the Georgia CDL manual I prefer to use this site due to the fact that this is all I studied when I received my class a permit and scored perfectly

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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In Arizona I had to take the written test prior to applying for the Fingerprint and background check. I'm sure it varies by state. I think the HM and Tanker tests were 25 questions each. Need 80% to pass. I aced both, although you can miss up to 5. In Arizona there is an option to skip a question and get another one without a penalty. Tanker is real easy, HM requires a bit more studying. I relied on the Highroad and the practice questions on this site heavily, but also cross referenced with the State Manual. My state Manual is FULL OF yellow, green and pink highlighter! I have a tendency to over prepare for EVERYTHING. Good Luck

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I can't speak for GA DMV , you will have to contact them for their answer. But, in TN we have to have our confirmation of payment to take the hazmat endorsement test. Of course it doesn't get added until AFTER the background check is complete. I have the tanker endorsement. I tested for it when I was testing for my CDL permit. Tanker is a really simple test. Just remember surge, surge, surge. Slow Down, no baffles in food grade, oh and Cladding is for corrosion. They both start with C!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

murderspolywog's Comment
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In NV we have to pass the background check, then we can take the Hz test. It was 30 questions and not easy. Tanker was not bad at all.

Danny G.'s Comment
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I took my CDL permit test last month and did the Tanker endorsement at the same time. Wasn't allowed to do the Doubles/Triples or Hazmat until I have my license. Past my skills test just this Friday and went ahead and did my background check today and will go for the Hazmat endorsement end of this week, although they won't actually issue it until the background check comes back clear.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Danny G.'s Comment
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Just to provide an update, I did the HAZMAT test today at the Athens DDS. It was 30 questions of which you are allowed to have 6 incorrect answers. There was no problem with me not having received my TSA clearance yet and was instructed to come back when I had the clearance and the endorsement would then be added to my license.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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I'm about to start studying for the tankers endorsement and on the highroad training it is saying that I have to go back and study sections 2, 5, and 6... I've been out of school since March so I'm wondering if I really need to go back and study that or just studying the tankers portion of this training course on here will that be enough to pass

Tractor Man's Comment
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I would go to the practice questions on Tankers first. It is really quite easy.

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