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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7. Which of the following is not an acceptable location to keep hazardous materials' shipping papers?

Explanation
When the vehicle is being driven, hazardous materials' shipping papers must be kept in a pouch on the driver's door or somewhere else that is in clear view and within the driver's reach. If the driver is outside of the vehicle, the shipping papers should be kept on the driver's seat.

8. 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.

9. What does "RQ" stand for?

Explanation
When marking hazardous materials in an "HM" column on a shipping paper, the letters "RQ" may be used instead of an "X" if a reportable quantity of the material must be identified.

10. A material’s hazard class reflects:

Explanation
There are nine different hazard classes. A material's hazard class reflects its associated risks.

11. Who is responsible for installing placards on a vehicle?

Explanation
While shippers of hazardous materials are responsible for providing necessary placards, it is the driver's responsibility to actually place them on the vehicle.

12. When transporting hazardous materials, placards:

Explanation
Hazardous materials warning placards must be used on all four sides of a vehicle transporting hazardous materials.
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