HAZMAT Practice Exam

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hamrhed12's Comment
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There is a question on the HAZMAT Practice Exam in the CDL Training Materials that is driving me nuts:

10. Your load includes 20 pounds of division 2.3 gas and .1001 pounds of flammable gas. What placard do you need?

A. Flammable B. Explosive C. Poison

The answer given is B, Explosive. How does this combination of class 2 materials become a class 1 material? And, a division 2.3 gas is poisonous, requiring a placard in any amount. But, explosive??

I've literally spent hours studying the training guide, and I'm just not finding why this is the answer. Any help from anyone, so that I can move on, would be greatly appreciated!

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

Chief's Comment
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I haven't seen the question yet in the training but, based on what you've written I'd say you need both, the flammable placard (1,001 lb or more of 2.1 flammable gas)AND the poison placard (any amount of 2.3).

I don't believe you can use the Dangerous placard because of the 2.3 which is a Table 1 hazmat item.

Is that the whole question?

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

hamrhed12's Comment
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I haven't seen the question yet in the training but, based on what you've written I'd say you need both, the flammable placard (1,001 lb or more of 2.1 flammable gas)AND the poison placard (any amount of 2.3).

I don't believe you can use the Dangerous placard because of the 2.3 which is a Table 1 hazmat item.

Is that the whole question?

I would agree with you, but both is not an option and the answer given is 'EXPLOSIVE'. Makes no sense to me whatsoever. And, yes, that is the whole question...I did a cut and paste from the practice exam on this site.

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

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I think there's supposed to be a "both" answer that isn't there. I'm gonna take a look at that one. Just skip it for now.

hamrhed12's Comment
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I think there's supposed to be a "both" answer that isn't there. I'm gonna take a look at that one. Just skip it for now.

Brett - it's question #10 in the first of four sets of HAZMAT practice questions. Here's the whole cut and paste with the given answer:

10. Your load includes 20 pounds of division 2.3 gas and .1001 pounds of flammable gas. What placard do you need? A. Flammable B. Explosive C. Poison

⊟ Answer

B. Explosive

I told you this is a tough test. Know the rules about flammable gases.

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

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thanks. I'll have a look at that.

hamrhed12's Comment
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Thanks. I'll have a look at that.

Hey, man, no rush. I just went down to the DMV and smoked that exam!

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Nice!!!! Glad to hear that - congrats!!

Chief's Comment
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Hey Hamrhed,

Mind if I ask what school you went to in Jax?

hamrhed12's Comment
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Hey Hamrhed,

Mind if I ask what school you went to in Jax?

Not at all. Florida Coast Career Tech, a division of Florida State College Jacksonville. It's a 320 hr. program.

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