California Driver’s Examination

HazMat

This endorsement is required to haul hazardous materials as defined in Title 49, CFR, §383.5 To receive this endorsement, drivers must also pass a Transportation Security Administration background..

This endorsement is required to haul hazardous materials as defined in Title 49, CFR, §383.5 To receive this endorsement, drivers must also pass a Transportation Security Administration background check. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the California Commercial Driver Handbook. Questions come from the chapter covering: Hazardous Materials. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B and C CDL

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If a package contains liquid containers, the box must display:

Explanation
Packages that contain liquid containers must have orientation markers. Arrows displayed on the box should be pointing in the correct upright direction.

Which type of material may be required to have a transport index?

Explanation
Some radioactive materials are required to be accompanied by a transport index. A transport index is a number that indicates how much control the material will require during transport. The total transport index of all cargo in a single vehicle may not exceed 50.

Hazardous materials shipping papers may not be kept:

Explanation
Shipping papers must be quickly accessible in the event of an emergency. While driving, operators must keep the papers in a pouch on the driver’s door or in clear view and within immediate reach while their seat belt is fastened. Shipping papers may be kept on the driver’s seat when the driver is out of the vehicle.

When loading containers of hazardous materials, you should not use:

Explanation
Always protect containers of hazardous materials. When loading hazardous materials, never use equipment that could damage containers or packaging, such as hooks.

A material’s hazard class reflects:

Explanation
A hazardous material will be placed into one of nine classes to explain the type of risks associated with the material.

If you discover that your cargo is leaking, you should:

Explanation
If you discover a leak in a cargo of hazardous materials, identify the materials in question by using the shipping papers, labels, or package location. Do not touch the leaking material.

How do you label a package if the hazardous materials label will not fit onto the package?

Explanation
Shippers should place applicable diamond-shaped hazard warning labels on hazardous materials packages. If a label will not fit entirely onto a package, shippers may instead place the label on a tag that is securely attached to the package.
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