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 West Virginia Commercial Driver’s License Manual. Questions come from the chapters covering: Hazardous Materials, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B and C CDL.

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1. Who is responsible for identifying the hazard class of a hazardous material?

Explanation
The shipper of hazardous materials is responsible for using the hazardous materials regulations to determine the product's identification number, proper shipping name, hazard class, and packing group. They are also responsible for determining the correct packaging, labels, markings, and placards to use.

2. Who must label hazardous materials?

Explanation
The shipper of hazardous materials is responsible for packaging, marking, and labeling the materials. They must supply any necessary placards.

3. On a shipping paper, if the letter “G” appears in Column 1, what else needs to appear?

Explanation
If the letter “G,” for "Generic," is written in Column 1 of a shipping paper, the technical name of the associated hazardous material must also be listed.

4. Where on a truck should placards be placed?

Explanation
When hazardous materials placards are required, they must be placed on all four sides of the vehicle.

5. To determine which placard(s) you must use when carrying hazardous materials, you need to know:

Explanation
Hazardous materials placards are placed on the outside of a vehicle to identify the hazard classes of materials being carried.

6. Regulations require hazardous materials employees to be trained and tested how often?

Explanation
Hazardous materials employees must be trained and tested at least once every three years. Drivers must learn the risks associated with hazardous materials and be able to properly respond to security threats.
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