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 Nevada 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. Hazardous materials shipping papers may 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.

2. A person who is watching the loading or unloading of a tank must do all of the following, except:

Explanation
The person in charge of loading or unloading a hazardous materials cargo tank must ensure that a qualified person is always supervising the process. The supervisor must be alert; have a clear view of the tank; be within 25 feet of the tank; know the hazards of the involved materials; know the procedures to follow in the case of an emergency; and be authorized to and capable of moving the tank.

3. What does a hazardous materials shipping paper describe?

Explanation
A shipping paper describes the hazardous materials being transported. Shipping orders, bills of lading, and manifests are all shipping papers.

4. If transporting mass explosives:

Explanation
For some hazardous materials, placards are only required to be used if 1,001 pounds or more are being carried by a vehicle. For others, including mass explosives, placards are required to be used when carrying any amount of the material.

5. How must a shipper notify a driver of the risks associated with their cargo?

Explanation
Shippers of hazardous cargo must alert drivers and others to relevant hazards through proper shipping papers, hazard warning labels on packages, emergency response information, and placards.

6. How long do shippers need to keep a copy of shipping papers for hazardous materials?

Explanation
Shippers of hazardous materials must retain a copy or electronic image of the associated shipping papers for at least two years from the date that the material is accepted by the initial carrier. For hazardous waste, this increases to three years.
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