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. Hazardous materials should be loaded and unloaded:

Explanation
Many hazardous materials become more dangerous when exposed to heat. Hazardous materials should be loaded and unloaded away from heat sources.

2. If a shipping paper describes both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, the items can be distinguished by:

Explanation
If a shipping paper describes both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, the hazardous materials must be distinguished in one of three ways. They must be entered first on the shipping paper, highlighted in a contrasting color, or marked with an "X" in a column titled "HM."

3. If there is a collision involving a vehicle transporting Class 1 explosives, the driver should:

Explanation
If you are driving a vehicle that is transporting Class 1 explosives and it is involved in an accident, you should warn others of the danger, keep bystanders away, and not allow smoking or open fires near the vehicle. Before separating the vehicles involved in the collision, remove all explosives and place them at least 200 feet away from the vehicles and any occupied buildings.

4. Portable tanks:

Explanation
Cargo tanks remain on a vehicle at all times, regardless of whether or not they are carrying cargo. Portable tanks are bulk packaging and are not permanently attached to a vehicle.

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. If a substance is being transported in a reportable quantity, what letters will appear on the shipping paper and package?

Explanation
If a substance is being transported in a reportable quantity, the shipper must display the letters "RQ" on the shipping paper and package.
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