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 possible answer choices. Test questions come from the New Mexico Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from the chapters covering: Hazardous Materials, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B and C CDL.

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1. If a package of explosives has an oily stain or shows dampness, the driver should:

Explanation
You should never transport damaged packages of explosives. Do not accept a package that seems damp or has an oily stain.

2. If loading corrosive materials, you should not:

Explanation
If loading by hand, load breakable containers of corrosive liquid one by one. Keep them facing upright. Do not drop or roll the containers.

3. If a package contains liquid containers, the box must display:

Explanation
Packages that contain liquid containers must have orientation markers. Arrows displayed on the box should be pointing in the correct upright direction.

4. When driving a vehicle with empty cargo tanks that are used to transport hazardous materials, a driver:

Explanation
If your vehicle has cargo tanks that are used to carry hazardous materials, you must stop before crossing railroad tracks. This is true whether the tanks are full or empty.

5. As a driver, which of the following is not your job at the scene of an accident?

Explanation
If you are involved in an accident while carrying hazardous materials, it is your responsibility as the driver to keep people away from the scene; limit the spread of material if you can safely do so; inform emergency response personnel of the dangers posed by the materials; and provide emergency personnel with the shipping papers and emergency response information. Unless you have protective equipment and the necessary training, do not try to fight hazardous materials fires yourself.

6. A shipping paper:

Explanation
Shippers of hazardous materials are required to provide proper shipping papers to communicate the risks of the materials.
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