CDL Hazmat Practice Test


The name and EPA registration numbers of the shippers, carriers and destination must appear on

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Hazardous waste manifests.

What are placards?

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Diamond shaped warning signs placed on vehicles. Placards appear on both sides and both ends of the vehicle and identify the hazard class of the materials.

When carrying class 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, you must

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Have a written route plan. If you are transporting division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives you must have a written route plan and follow that plan. Typically, carriers prepare the route plan in advance and give a copy to the driver. You are not required to have an escort. You should never park within 5 feet of the traveled park of the road. You should not leave the vehicle unattended for any amount of time.

The hazardous materials regulations are intended to do what?

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To contain the material, communicate the risk, and assure safe drivers and equipment. The transportation of hazardous materials is risky. The intent of the regulations is to protect the drivers and others and the environment. The regulations are not intended to control costs or generate revenue.

When transporting hazardous materials, which of the following is NOT a responsibility of the driver?

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Driver prepares the shipping papers and supplies the placards. It is the responsibility of the shipper to prepare the shipping papers and supply the placards. The driver is responsible for refusing leaking packages, insuring that the shipper has properly marked the materials, and safely transporting the materials without delay.

Which of the following indicates the order in which information must be shown in the description area of a shipping paper?

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Proper shipping name, hazard class, ID number, packing group.

Diamond shaped warning labels must be placed on hazardous materials packages. If the package can't accommodate a label

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he label must be put on a tag that is securely attached to the package. If a label will not fit on a package, the label still is required to be used by attaching it to a tag that is securely attached to the package.

Where should placards be displayed if you are required to use them?

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On both ends and both sides of the vehicle. Four placards must be used and they must be readable from all four directions - therefore, placards must be placed on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle.

If a W appears in column 1 of the Hazardous Materials Table, what does it indicate about the hazardous material?

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Only applies when the material is being transported by water . An "A" is used for air transportation, and an "I" is used for international transportation.

How is the Hazardous Materials Table is ordered?

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Alphabetical order by the proper shipping name. The Hazardous Materials Table is in alphabetical order by proper shipping name so that is easier to locate the right entry quickly.

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