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 Texas 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. What should be done if the third column of the Hazardous Materials Table contains the word “Forbidden?”

Explanation
The third column of the Hazardous Materials Table lists items' hazard classes and divisions. Drivers should never transport a material that is marked by the word "Forbidden."

2. Identification numbers, shipping names, and hazard classes:

Explanation
Identification numbers, shipping names, and hazard classes must never be abbreviated when listed on a shipping paper. The only exception to this is if the abbreviation is specifically authorized in the hazardous materials regulations.

3. If transporting explosives, you may leave your vehicle unattended:

Explanation
When transporting hazardous materials, you may leave your vehicle unattended in a safe haven. A safe haven is a location that has been approved for parking unattended vehicles that are loaded with explosives.

4. An improperly placarded vehicle:

Explanation
A vehicle carrying hazardous materials must be appropriately placarded to be driven. An improperly placarded vehicle may only be driven if necessary to protect life or property in an emergency.

5. An improperly placarded vehicle can only be moved:

Explanation
A vehicle must be properly placarded before it can be driven. A vehicle that does not display the proper placards may not be moved unless doing so is necessary to protect life or property in an emergency.

6. If cargo is leaking, you should:

Explanation
If you discover a leak in a cargo of hazardous materials, identify the materials in question by using the shipping papers, labels, or package location. Do not touch the leaking material.
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