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 four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the New Jersey Commercial Driver Guide. 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. A person supervising the loading of a tank:

Explanation
The loading of a tank with hazardous materials must always be watched by a qualified person. This person must be alert; have a clear view of the tank; stay within 25 feet of the tank; know the hazards associated with the materials; know what to do in an emergency; and be able and authorized to move the tank if necessary.

2. Many products classed as poison are also:

Explanation
Many products classed as poison are also flammable. Take the appropriate precautions if you think your cargo may be flammable.

3. An improperly placarded vehicle can only be moved:

Explanation
A vehicle must be properly placarded before it can be driven. A vehicle that does not display the proper placards may not be moved unless doing so is necessary to protect life or property in an emergency.

4. A person should not smoke within ____ of a vehicle placarded for Class 3 or Division 2.1 materials.

Explanation
Do not smoke within 25 feet of a placarded cargo tank used to transport Class 3 or Division 2.1 hazardous materials.

5. How many hazardous materials classes are there?

Explanation
There are nine different classes of hazardous materials. A class reflects the risks associated with a type of material.

6. An improperly placarded vehicle:

Explanation
A vehicle carrying hazardous materials must be appropriately placarded to be driven. An improperly placarded vehicle may only be driven if necessary to protect life or property in an emergency.
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