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. If cargo containing hazardous materials is leaking, the driver should:

Explanation
In the event of a leak in a cargo of hazardous materials, do not continue to drive any longer than is necessary for safety. Continuing to drive would result in a larger area becoming contaminated. Instead, park the vehicle, secure the area, stay with the vehicle, and send someone to get help.

2. Regulations relating to hazardous materials are intended to protect all of the following, except:

Explanation
Due to the risks involved, government on federal, state, and local levels may impose regulations on the transportation of hazardous materials. These regulations exist to protect the driver, others near the vehicle, and the environment.

3. 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.

4. There may be restrictions on the transportation of explosives or hazardous waste in certain areas. These restrictions:

Explanation
Before transporting hazardous materials, you should research any restrictions that may apply to the routes you plan to take.

5. When you are seated behind the steering wheel, shipping papers should 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.

6. Hazardous materials may be transported:

Explanation
You must have a CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement to drive a vehicle of any size that is used to transport hazardous materials.
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