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. Test questions come from the Georgia Commercial Driver’s 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. What should be done if the third column of the Hazardous Materials Table contains the word “Forbidden?”

Explanation
The third column of the Hazardous Materials Table lists items' hazard classes and divisions. Drivers should never transport a material that is marked by the word "Forbidden."

2. ____ identical placards must be placed on a vehicle transporting hazardous materials.

Explanation
When hazardous materials placards are required, they must be placed on all four sides of the transporting vehicle.

3. To distinguish between hazardous and non-hazardous materials on a shipping paper:

Explanation
If a shipping paper includes information about both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, the hazardous materials must be differentiated in one of three ways. They must be listed first, highlighted in a contrasting color, or identified with an "X" placed before the shipping description in a column labeled "HM."

4. Shipping papers should be:

Explanation
When transporting hazardous materials, shipping papers should be kept in a pouch in the driver's side door, or in another location where the driver is able to easily reach them while their seat belt is fastened. The papers must be easily visible to anyone who is entering the cab.

5. Placards must be placed:

Explanation
Hazardous materials placards must be positioned so any words or numbers can be read from left to right. They must be at least three inches away from any other markings.

6. Shippers must label hazardous materials. If an item is smaller than its label, how should the item be labeled?

Explanation
Shippers must place diamond-shaped hazard warning labels on most packages of hazardous materials. If the label won't fit on the package, it can be placed on a tag that is securely attached to the package.
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