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.. Read More

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 30 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 24 questions correctly. Each question has four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Washington D.C. Commercial Driver License Manual. 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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1. Shipping papers identifying hazardous materials should be:

Explanation
Carriers and drivers must be able to quickly identify hazardous materials' shipping papers. Shipping papers for hazardous materials should be on the top of a stack of shipping papers.

2. When loading hazardous materials, you should do all of the following, except:

Explanation
When loading hazardous materials, do not use hooks or tools that could damage containers or other packaging.

3. In the Hazardous Materials Table, Column 2 lists:

Explanation
Column 2 of the Hazardous Materials Table lists the proper shipping names and descriptions of regulated materials.

4. If you apply for an original or renewal HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a background check through which agency?

Explanation
To obtain a hazardous materials endorsement, you must pass a background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

5. To know which placards to use, you need to know:

Explanation
To determine which hazardous materials placards to use, you must know the hazard class of the materials; the amount of hazardous materials being shipped; and the total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in the vehicle.

6. Load hazardous materials:

Explanation
Hazardous materials should always be loaded away from heat sources. Many materials become more hazardous if their temperatures increase.
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