HazMat Test Question...

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Marc Lee's Comment
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So... Shipper is responsible to provide correct placards. Driver is responsible for applying them. Correct?

Test question: True or False: Shipper is responsible for displaying correct placards on vehicle.

In practice if I could determine the placards given were not proper for the load I would message or call my Fleet Leader and not move the load until the issue was addressed. Just not sure what the right answer to what looks to be a bad question.

Anyone???

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PlanB's Comment
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It's False.

Shipper provides placards to driver. Driver is responsible for displaying them.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Sorry... question may be Driver is responsible for displaying correct placards.

If the driver knows they are wrong can he just display them (his job) because the shipper provided them (and they are incorrect)?

I display "Flamable" knowing it is "Explosive"?

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Viking's Comment
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Sorry... question may be Driver is responsible for displaying correct placards.

If the driver knows they are wrong can he just display them (his job) because the shipper provided them (and they are incorrect)?

I display "Flamable" knowing it is "Explosive"?

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Absolutely NOT!

And trust me, you do not want to see the ticket for an improperly placarded vehicle.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rick S.'s Comment
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Sorry... question may be Driver is responsible for displaying correct placards.

If the driver knows they are wrong can he just display them (his job) because the shipper provided them (and they are incorrect)?

I display "Flamable" knowing it is "Explosive"?

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The question is one of those "trick questions" - the ones you have to WATCH OUT FOR on the test.

Most people either try to BREEZE THROUGH the test - or they OVERTHINK THE QUESTIONS.

So no, the SHIPPER doesn't display the placard - they are responsible for providing the driver with the proper placards. But the DRIVER IS RESPONSIBLE for checking to make sure they match up with the HM Paperwork (insofar as the proper UN ID - and that the paperwork matches the placard).

It's not as difficult as it appears- but can result in a SERIOUS INFRACTION if you screw it up. And "feces occurs" - so check them when you're putting them on.

Rick

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Banks's Comment
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This is what I use when determining what placards to use. I'll trust FedEx when they tell me what placards to use, I'm iffy on trusting a shipper.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Banks's Comment
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This is what I use when determining what placards to use. I'll trust FedEx when they tell me what placards to use, I'm iffy on trusting a shipper.

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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That’s a good chart for reference, Banks.

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