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 possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Vermont Commercial Driver’s 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. What is the symbol for a marine pollutant?

Explanation
The marine pollutant symbol is the image of a fish in a white triangle with an X through through the fish.

2. Who must mark and label the materials for shipping?

Explanation
Shippers of hazardous materials are required to warn drivers and others about the risks of the materials by putting hazard warning labels on packages, putting placards on the transporting vehicles, and providing proper shipping papers and emergency response information.

3. Shipping papers must include:

Explanation
Shippers of hazardous materials are required to include an emergency response telephone number on shipping papers.

4. A placard indicating hazardous materials is which shape?

Explanation
In general, vehicles carrying hazardous materials are required to display diamond-shaped warning signs on all four sides. These warning signs are called "placards."

5. When a shipper packages hazardous materials, they certify:

Explanation
A shipper of hazardous materials must certify on the shipping paper that the shipment has been prepared in accordance with the rules.

6. A material’s hazard class reflects:

Explanation
A hazardous material will be placed into one of nine classes to explain the type of risks associated with the material.
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