Hazmat Training Discrepency?

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Jeff L.'s Comment
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https://www.truckingtruth.com/cdl-test/category-hazardous-materials/page-5/

https://www.truckingtruth.com/cdl-training-program/page66

I am in the process of getting my endorsement as a requirement of the company I am leased to. The practice test (Link #1 in regards to the shipping description shows the shipping name as the first listed. I marked the ID as the first item and shows it being an incorrect answer. Everything I have researched has shown the ID# as being first listed which if I heard correctly is a recent change. My wife took the CDL exam and the correct answer there was the shipping name listed first. The ID # listed first was not even an option on her test. (She passed BTW)

Link # 2 on your site also shows ID# listed first, as does 49 CFR 172.202

Would like some clarity. Id hate to choose ID as first on the exam if they havent updated only to get it wrong though I do believe it is the correct in the order of sequence

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The latest CDL manual has the ID# listed first, but not all states have updated their manuals and exams to the newest version yet, so unfortunately it can vary by state.

Honestly, you're going to have no problem passing this exam if you're noticing every detail and discrepancy like that. Excellent job. Have a look at your state's CDL manual to verify which version they're using.

State CDL Manuals

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.
Auggie69's Comment
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Shipping Description

A correct shipping description includes many components, including the Basic Description. The Basic Description must be placed on a shipping paper in the sequence called for in ยง172.202(b) of the HMR. An easy way to remember the sequence is to use the acronym "ISHP": I-Identification Number, S-Proper Shipping Name, H-Hazard Class or Division, and P-Packing Group.

Guide for Preparing Shipping Papers

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

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.
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