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 written 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 Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Study Guide. Questions come from the chapters covering: Driving Safely and Hazardous Materials. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B and C CDL.

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1. Shipping papers:

Explanation
For all shipments of hazardous materials, the shipper must use shipping papers to inform drivers and dockworkers of the risks presented by the cargo.

2. When accepting a package of hazardous materials, a driver should ensure:

Explanation
When carrying hazardous materials, it is a good idea to compare the shipping papers to the markings and labels on the packages.

3. Hazardous materials laws are controlled by:

Explanation
Because of the risks presented by the nature of the materials, government on federal, state, and local levels may impose regulations on the transportation of hazardous materials.

4. When driving, you should stop and take a break ____ to avoid becoming too tired.

Explanation
To reduce the chances of becoming fatigued on a long trip, a driver should stop for a break at least once every two hours or 100 miles driven.

5. Stopping distance can be affected by:

Explanation
Stopping distance is affected by a vehicle's speed. The faster you are driving, the longer your stopping distance will become.

6. If you identify a distracted driver on the road, you should:

Explanation
If you encounter a distracted driver, make sure to give them plenty of room. Be very careful if you pass their vehicle because the driver may be unaware of your presence and drift into your lane.
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