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. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 24 questions correctly. Test questions come from the New York State Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook. 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 you are transporting Class 3 flammable liquids and your cargo needs to be moved into another tank, the flammable liquids:

Explanation
Flammable liquids should not be transferred from one vehicle to another on a public roadway, unless being moved due to an emergency. Always warn others of the hazards presented by the materials.

2. A clue that your shipment contains hazardous materials is that:

Explanation
One clue that a shipment may contain hazardous materials is that the shipper is in a line of business that you would expect to involve hazardous materials. Examples of such businesses include paint dealers, chemical supply businesses, or pest control firms.

3. A HazMat endorsement is valid for:

Explanation
While a regular CDL is valid for eight years, a HazMat endorsement is valid for only five years after the date the DMV receives notification that your background test has been passed.

4. The only way to properly check your tire pressure is by:

Explanation
You must examine each tire on a motor vehicle at the beginning of each trip. The only effective way to check tire pressure is by using a tire pressure gauge.

5. Who is responsible for installing placards on a vehicle?

Explanation
While shippers of hazardous materials are responsible for providing necessary placards, it is the driver's responsibility to actually place them on the vehicle.

6. Placarded vehicles must carry fire extinguishers with a minimum rating of:

Explanation
The power unit of a placarded vehicle must be equipped with a fire extinguisher with an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rating of 10 B:C or more.
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