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1. If transporting chlorine, what must be kept in the vehicle?
A phone with emergency numbers programmed
An approved gas mask
A chemical suit
Directions for emergency personnel

A driver transporting chlorine in cargo tanks must keep an approved gas mask and an emergency kit in their vehicle.

2. In the event of a cargo fire, opening trailer doors may cause a fire to expand because:
Oxygen will be allowed into the area.
The temperature of the trailer will change.
It will provide moisture.
It will provide more light.

In the event of a cargo fire, you should not open the trailer doors. Doing this could cause the fire to flare up by giving it access to more oxygen.

3. A placard indicating hazardous materials is shaped like a:

Hazardous materials warning placards are diamond-shaped.

4. Unless excepted, a shipping paper must list:
An emergency response telephone number.
The address of the shipper.
The location of fire departments along the planned route.

Unless excepted, hazardous materials shipping papers must list an emergency response telephone number.

5. Your engine runs a pump used during the delivery of compressed gas. After delivery, you should turn off the engine ____ unhooking the hoses.
Either before or after

Unless your engine runs a pump for product transfer, turn it off when loading or unloading a compressed gas tank. If you do use your engine to run a pump, you should turn the engine off after the product transfer but before unhooking the hoses.

6. A person supervising the loading of a tank:
Does not have to be able to move the vehicle.
Must be a licensed firefighter.
Does not need to know about the materials being loaded.
Must stay within 25 feet of the tank.

The loading and unloading of a tank must be watched by a qualified person. They must be alert; have a clear view of the tank; stay within 25 feet of the tank; know the hazards of the materials involved; know the procedures to follow in an emergency; and be authorized and able to move the tank if necessary.

7. If you notice a cargo leak, you can identify the leaking cargo:
By tasting it.
By touching it.
By using the shipping papers.
By rubbing it on your arm.

In the event of a leak in a cargo of hazardous materials, use the shipping papers, labels, or package locations to identify the materials involved. Do not touch the leaking materials.

8. Containers of hazardous materials must be:
Braced to prevent movement during transportation.
Made of cardboard.

Containers of hazardous materials should be braced so they will not fall, slide, or bounce around during transportation.

9. An improperly placarded vehicle:
Can never be moved.
Can only be moved in an emergency.
Can be driven short distances.
Can be driven if it does not contain radioactive materials.

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.

10. As a driver, which of the following is not your job at the scene of an accident?
Keeping people away from the scene.
Taking heroic measures to put the fire out.
Communicating the danger of the hazardous materials to response personnel.

If you are involved in an accident while carrying hazardous materials, it is your responsibility as the driver to keep people away from the scene; limit the spread of material if you can safely do so; inform emergency response personnel of the dangers posed by the materials; and provide emergency personnel with the shipping papers and emergency response information. Unless you have protective equipment and the necessary training, do not try to fight hazardous materials fires yourself.

11. When trying to control a minor truck fire, what should you do before opening trailer doors?
Check to see if the doors are hot.
Throw water on the doors.
Remove your protective equipment.

If you are experiencing a truck fire, you should not attempt to open trailer doors without first feeling the doors to see if they are hot. If the doors are hot, there may be a cargo fire. Leave the doors closed if there is a cargo fire.

12. The person loading a tank with hazardous materials must be all of the following, except:
Within 10 feet of the tank.
Aware of the hazards associated with the materials.
Authorized to move the tank.

The person in charge of loading or unloading a hazardous materials cargo tank must ensure that a qualified person is always supervising the process. The supervisor must be alert; have a clear view of the tank; be within 25 feet of the tank; know the hazards of the involved materials; know the procedures to follow in the case of an emergency; and be authorized to and capable of moving the tank.

13. In addition to reading the manual, the best way to learn about transporting hazardous materials is by:
Talking to other people.
Attending hazardous materials training courses.
Trial and error.
Reading labels.

While the manual contains all of the information needed to pass the written exam for a hazardous materials endorsement, it does not contain all of the information necessary to do the job safely. You can learn more by attending hazardous materials training courses.

14. If a driver stops and leaves their vehicle while transporting hazardous materials, the shipping papers should be:
Carried by the driver.
Left in the front seat of the cab.
Placed in a box under the passenger seat.

If a driver stops and exits their vehicle, the hazardous materials shipping papers must be left on the driver's seat.

15. If cargo containing hazardous materials is leaking, the driver should:
Drive to find a phone to alert emergency personnel
Drive to a designated hazardous materials clean up facility
Park the vehicle and contact emergency personnel
Continue driving to the destination

In the event of a leak in a cargo of hazardous materials, do not continue to drive any longer than is necessary for safety. Continuing to drive would result in a larger area becoming contaminated. Instead, park the vehicle, secure the area, stay with the vehicle, and send someone to get help.

16. If a leak is suspected in a cargo of radioactive material:
The driver should go to the local fire department.
The driver should pick up any loose pieces of the radioactive material.
The driver should continue to carry the cargo, as long as they avoid touching the affected areas.
The driver should not operate the vehicle until it has been cleaned.

If you are transporting radioactive material and believe there is a leak or broken package in your cargo, you should tell your dispatcher or supervisor as quickly as possible. Do not touch or inhale the material. Do not use the vehicle until it has been cleaned or checked with a survey meter.

17. Hazardous materials shipping papers may not be kept:
In a pouch on the driver’s door.
In a pouch on the passenger’s side door.
Within reach of the driver while the seat belt is fastened.

Shipping papers must be quickly accessible in the event of an emergency. While driving, operators must keep the papers in a pouch on the driver’s door or in clear view and within immediate reach while their seat belt is fastened. Shipping papers may be kept on the driver’s seat when the driver is out of the vehicle.

18. A driver should ensure that:
The shipping paper matches the markings and labels on packages.
The shipping paper is written in code.
All packages are labeled as poison.

It is always a good idea to compare package markings and labels to accompanying shipping papers. Always make sure the shipper has displayed the correct basic description on the shipping paper and has provided the proper labels on the packages.

19. If transporting hazardous materials, a shipper should warn others by:
Posting HazMat placards on their truck.
Putting flashing lights on their truck.
Sounding a siren.

Shippers of certain kinds of hazardous materials are required to display diamond-shaped warning signs, known as placards, on any transporting vehicles. Shippers are required to provide applicable placards, labels, shipping papers, and emergency response information.

20. Class 1, Class 2.1, and Class 3 items should not be placed in a trailer with:
A heater.
An air conditioner.
Other items.

The use of cargo heaters is not always permitted. When transporting materials that are categorized as Class 1 (Explosives), Class 2.1 (Flammable Gas), or Class 3 (Flammable Liquids) materials, heaters are generally prohibited.

21. If you are transporting hazardous materials and the cargo is on fire, you should:
Try to put it out with a fire extinguisher.
Contact emergency personnel and let them battle the fire.
Hope the fire goes out by itself.

Fighting a hazardous materials fire requires special training and protective gear. Unless you have the proper equipment and training, do not try to fight a hazardous materials fire yourself.

22. Shippers must keep a copy of shipping papers for:
Six weeks.
Six months.
One year.
Two years.

Shippers must retain a physical copy or an electronic image of hazardous materials shipping papers for a minimum of two years after the materials are accepted by the initial carrier. For hazardous waste, this increases to three years.

23. Regulations relating to hazardous materials are intended to protect all of the following, except:
Those around you.
The environment.

Due to the risks involved, government on federal, state, and local levels may impose regulations on the transportation of hazardous materials. These regulations exist to protect the driver, others near the vehicle, and the environment.

24. Identification numbers assigned to chemicals can be found:
In the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook.
In the truck's operation manual.
On the EPA’s website.
At fuel stations.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) lists all hazardous chemicals and their assigned identification numbers.

25. A person attending a placarded vehicle may be:
In the sleeper berth.
Either awake or asleep inside the vehicle.
Within 100 feet of the vehicle.

A person attending a parked placarded vehicle must be either awake inside the vehicle or they must be within 100 feet of it. If not inside the vehicle itself, the person must have a clear view of the vehicle. The person attending may not be inside the sleeper berth.

26. If a substance is being transported in a reportable quantity, what letters will appear on the shipping paper and package?

If a substance is being transported in a reportable quantity, the shipper must display the letters "RQ" on the shipping paper and package.

27. When refueling a vehicle transporting hazardous materials:
The engine should be left on.
The engine should be turned off.
The gas nozzle may be left unattended.
Someone other than the driver should do it.

Always turn the engine off before refueling a vehicle carrying hazardous materials. Someone must always be at the nozzle controlling the fuel flow.

28. If transporting a package that contains radioactive materials, it is important to know that:
Radiation surrounds the package and will pass through to other packages.
The package should be transported in the cab.
The package should be loaded on their side.

Radiation will surround each package of radioactive materials and pass through to all nearby packages. The number of packages that can be loaded together is controlled.

29. If you apply for an original or renewal HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a background check through which agency?
Transportation Security Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Central Intelligence Agency
Secretary of Defense

To obtain a hazardous materials endorsement, you must pass a background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

30. What can be a clue that a shipment may contain hazardous materials?
The shipper is a business you might expect to deal with hazardous materials.
The last shipment you picked up was labeled as hazardous.
The packaging looks damaged.
The road is made of gravel.

One clue that a shipment may contain hazardous materials is that the shipper is in a line of business that you would expect to involve hazardous materials. Examples of such businesses include paint dealers, chemical suppliers, scientific supply houses, pest control companies, agricultural suppliers, and dealers in explosives, fireworks, or munitions.

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