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 three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Montana 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. 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."

2. Containers of nitric acid should be:

Explanation
Nitric acid should not be stacked above any other product. Containers of nitric acid may be stacked, but no higher than two containers high.

3. Generally, a shipping paper must list:

Explanation
In general, a shipper is required to list an emergency response telephone number on hazardous materials' shipping papers. There are some exceptions to this rule.

4. When traveling with Division 1.1 explosives, you must park at least ____ from any building.

Explanation
When carrying Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, do not park within 300 feet of a bridge, tunnel, or building; a place where people gather; or an open fire.

5. Shippers must keep a copy of shipping papers for:

Explanation
Shippers must retain a physical copy or an electronic image of hazardous materials shipping papers for a minimum of two years after the materials are accepted by the initial carrier. For hazardous waste, this increases to three years.

6. A driver should ensure that:

Explanation
It is a good idea to compare a shipping paper to the applicable package markings and labels. Ensure that the shipper has included the correct basic description on the shipping paper and that it matches markings and labels.
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