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 two, three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Nebraska 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 determine which placard(s) you must use when carrying hazardous materials, you need to know:

Explanation
Hazardous materials placards are placed on the outside of a vehicle to identify the hazard classes of materials being carried.

2. 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.

3. 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).

4. While driving, shipping papers should be:

Explanation
While hazardous materials are being transported, shipping papers should either 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 clearly visible to anyone who is entering the cab.

5. When applying for an original or renewed HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a background check through which agency?

Explanation
When applying for an original or renewed HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a federal security threat assessment done by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

6. When approaching a railroad crossing while transporting chlorine:

Explanation
If transporting any amount of chlorine, a driver must always stop at a railroad crossing 15 to 50 feet from the nearest track, regardless of the presence of a train.
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