Trucking School Vs. Trucking Truth (HAZMAT Discrepancy?)

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Jason E.'s Comment
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Hey Folks, So the CDL practice material here at TruckingTruth says the ID Number is supposed to come first (UN1111) or whatever it may be. However, at my school they taught us to remember the acronym SHIP:

-Shipping Name -Hazard Class -Identification Number -Packaging Group

Any HAZMAT guys or recent testers that can clear this up for me? I'd hate to fail the endorsement because I use the wrong order!

Thanks, Jason E.

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

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Hey Folks, So the CDL practice material here at TruckingTruth says the ID Number is supposed to come first (UN1111) or whatever it may be. However, at my school they taught us to remember the acronym SHIP:

-Shipping Name -Hazard Class -Identification Number -Packaging Group

Any HAZMAT guys or recent testers that can clear this up for me? I'd hate to fail the endorsement because I use the wrong order!

Thanks, Jason E.

See if this pic helps ya some. This is a pic taken from one of my Hazmat loads truckers hazmat ticket

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

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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The state may have variations on their questions. I took my states practice tests as well as going through the High Road material and did not miss one question. I did notice a difference with that very topic and answered it based on what the state had. This was about two months ago.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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You should notice the UN# comes before the actual chemical name.

Jason E.'s Comment
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Hey Folks, So the CDL practice material here at TruckingTruth says the ID Number is supposed to come first (UN1111) or whatever it may be. However, at my school they taught us to remember the acronym SHIP:

-Shipping Name -Hazard Class -Identification Number -Packaging Group

Any HAZMAT guys or recent testers that can clear this up for me? I'd hate to fail the endorsement because I use the wrong order!

Thanks, Jason E.

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See if this pic helps ya some. This is a pic taken from one of my Hazmat loads 1413732768.5475.jpg

Interesting. Is it just me or is the packaging group missing?

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

Jason E.'s Comment
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Hey Folks, So the CDL practice material here at TruckingTruth says the ID Number is supposed to come first (UN1111) or whatever it may be. However, at my school they taught us to remember the acronym SHIP:

-Shipping Name -Hazard Class -Identification Number -Packaging Group

Any HAZMAT guys or recent testers that can clear this up for me? I'd hate to fail the endorsement because I use the wrong order!

Thanks, Jason E.

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See if this pic helps ya some. This is a pic taken from one of my Hazmat loads 1413732768.5475.jpg

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Interesting. Is it just me or is the packaging group missing?

Nevermind, it's a gas! Makes sense. You must be team driving then, right?

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

Hemingway's Comment
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Jason,

I've never read the Nevada Manual but here in North Carolina I had questions about those four (4) items (Shipping Name, Hazard Class, Identification Number, and Packaging Group) but not one of those questions were in regards to order. I would hazard the guess that your school uses the acronym as memorization aid to ensure you can easily recall all four (4).

All the best,

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Though it's still a gas it still needs a packaging group. On this hazmat bill the packing group is missing and the container type is wrong but wanted to show you an actual hazmat bill. All the ones I have done are set like this..... Container type.... Un#.... Product name....Class..... PG(packing group)

Container type does not have to be first. It can be listed after everything.

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

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Container type does not have to be first. It can be listed after everything.

That is what was different. Either way it would have been the right answer, so, there you go.

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