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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7. At least how many placards must be placed on a vehicle carrying hazardous materials?

Explanation
When a vehicle is required to have hazardous materials placards, at least four identical placards must be displayed. These placards must be placed on the front, back, and both sides of the vehicle.

8. How do you label a hazardous material if the proper label will not fit on the material's package?

Explanation
If a hazardous materials label will not fit on a package, it may be placed on a tag that is securely attached to the package.

9. Which type of material may be required to have a transport index?

Explanation
Some radioactive materials are required to be accompanied by a transport index. A transport index is a number that indicates how much control the material will require during transport. The total transport index of all cargo in a single vehicle may not exceed 50.

10. When loading hazardous materials, you should do all of the following, except:

Explanation
Always set the parking brake before loading or unloading hazardous materials.When loading or unloading containers of hazardous materials, you should not use hooks, or any other tools that could damage containers or packaging. Hazardous materials should be kept away from heat sources.

11. How often are hazardous materials employees required to be trained and tested?

Explanation
All drivers must be trained in the security risks of hazardous materials transportation. This training must include how to recognize and respond to possible security threats. Hazardous materials employees must be trained and tested at least once every three years.

12. In addition to reading the manual, the best way to learn about transporting hazardous materials is to:

Explanation
While the manual includes all of the information required to pass the hazardous materials knowledge test, you should consider reading the manual as only the first step to learning about the topic. You can learn more by reading and understanding the federal and state rules about the transportation of hazardous materials, as well as by attending hazardous materials training courses.
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