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 or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the South Dakota Commercial Driver License Manual. 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. 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.

2. If accepting a shipment, what could indicate that the cargo contains hazardous materials?

Explanation
Cylinders and drums are often used to contain hazardous materials. Be sure to take the proper precautions if transporting a cargo of hazardous materials.

3. The identification number associated with a hazardous material should appear:

Explanation
A material's ID number must appear on its accompanying shipping paper as well as on its packaging. It must also appear on cargo tanks and other bulk packaging.

4. Column 2 of the Hazardous Materials Table contains:

Explanation
Column 2 of the Hazardous Materials Table lists the proper shipping names and descriptions of regulated materials.

5. A placard identifying hazardous materials must be placed:

Explanation
When required, hazardous materials placards must be placed on the front, rear, and both sides of a vehicle.

6. On a shipping paper, the identification number, shipping name, and hazard class should:

Explanation
On hazardous materials shipping papers, the identification number, shipping name, and hazard class must not be abbreviated, unless specifically authorized in the hazardous materials regulations.
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