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1. The identification numbers assigned to chemicals can be found:
In the DOT Emergency Response Guide.
In the truck's manual.
In the Periodic Table of Elements.

Information about hazardous chemicals is found in the Emergency Response Guide (ERG) provided by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The ERG is indexed by the proper shipping names and identification numbers of substances.

2. 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.

3. Unless the package is clearly unsafe, a driver needs ____ to accept a package.
The shipper’s certification
A notarized statement
A verbal agreement

When a shipper packages hazardous materials, they certify that the package has been prepared according to Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). Unless a package is clearly unsafe or noncomplying with HMR, you may accept the shipper’s certification concerning the proper packaging of a material.

4. Placards showing the type of hazardous materials in a vehicle are usually which shape?
A tall rectangle
A triangle
A diamond

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 approaching a railroad crossing while transporting chlorine:
You must stop before crossing the tracks.
You must reduce your speed before crossing the tracks.
You may proceed across the tracks without stopping if no warning lights are flashing.

If transporting any amount of chlorine, a driver must always stop at a railroad crossing 15 to 50 feet from the nearest track, regardless of the presence of a train.

6. On a shipping paper describing both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, the hazardous materials may be identified by being:
Listed first.
Written in pencil.
Listed in red ink.

If a shipping paper includes information about both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, the hazardous items must be clearly identified on the paper. They may be entered first, highlighted in a contrasting color, or identified with an "X" placed before the shipping description.

7. When traveling with Division 1.1 explosives, you may park no closer than ____ from the nearest building.
10 feet
50 feet
300 feet

When carrying Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, you should not park within 300 feet of a bridge, tunnel, or building, unless you are parking for a short period of time while performing an operational necessity, like refueling.

8. To know which placard to use, you need to know:
The hazard class of the materials.
The type of container that is holding the materials.
The destination of the materials.

To determine which placards need to be used, you must know the hazard class of the materials being shipped, the amount of hazardous materials being shipped, and the total weight of all hazardous materials in your vehicle.

9. If your engine runs a pump used during delivery of compressed gas, you should turn off the engine:
While unhooking the hoses.
After unhooking the hoses.
Before unhooking the hoses.

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.

10. During a cargo fire, opening the trailer doors may actually cause the fire to expand because doing so:
Allows oxygen into the trailer.
Changes the temperature of the trailer.
Provides more moisture to the trailer.

When experiencing a cargo fire, it may be a bad idea to open the doors to the trailer. Doing so allows oxygen to enter the area, potentially causing the fire to flare up and expand.

11. Who must mark and label the materials for shipping?
The carrier
The shipper
The driver

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.

12. Hazardous materials placards are usually shaped like:

Hazardous materials warning placards are usually diamond-shaped.

13. 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.

14. When applying for an original or renewed HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a background check through which agency?
The Transportation Security Administration
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Department of Energy

When applying for an original or renewed HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a federal security threat assessment done by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

15. If a package contains liquid containers, the box must display:
Arrows pointing in the correct upright direction.
A return address.
The number of containers inside the box.

Packages that contain liquid containers must have orientation markers. Arrows displayed on the box should be pointing in the correct upright direction.

16. The National Response Center must be notified of an incident resulting in any of the following, except:
Injury requiring hospitalization.
Injury not requiring hospitalization.

The National Response Center must be notified of any incident that results in death; hospitalization; $50,000 or more in estimated property damage; an evacuation of the general public or closure of a major transportation route/facility for more then one hour; fire, breakage, spillage, or suspected contamination involving radiation, bacteria, or toxins. Additionally, if the carrier judges the situation to be so serious that it should be reported, it should be reported.

17. Which agency helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards?
The National Response Center
The Federal Containment Organization
The United Center for Chemical Assistance

The National Response Center helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards. It should be contacted in the event of a hazardous materials spill.

18. If you identify hazardous materials leaking while you are driving, you should:
Continue driving to find a phone booth and call the National Response Center.
Park the vehicle.
Leave the area to find help.

If you discover that a cargo of hazardous materials is leaking from your vehicle, you should park the vehicle as soon as possible. The longer you continue driving, the longer the trail of contamination becomes. While this creates potential danger and harm to others, it also increases clean-up expenses.

19. Shipping papers must include:
An emergency response telephone number.
The price of the materials.
The use of the materials.

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

20. If you discover that your cargo is leaking, you should:
Touch the leaking material to identify the cargo.
Use shipping papers and labels to identify the leaking cargo.
Assume all the cargo is leaking.

If you discover a leak in a cargo of hazardous materials, identify the materials in question by using the shipping papers, labels, or package location. Do not touch the leaking material.

21. If you notice a cargo leak, you should identify the leaking hazardous materials by:
Smelling the materials.
Touching the materials.
Using the shipping papers.

If you discover a cargo leak while transporting hazardous materials, use the shipping papers, label, or package location to identify which materials are involved. Do not try to touch or smell the leaking materials to determine what they are because doing so could result in injury or death.

22. An indicator that cargo contains hazardous materials is:
The cargo is stored in cylinder tanks.
The cargo is picked up from a supermarket.
The cargo is packaged in cardboard boxes.

Packaging can be an indicator of whether or not materials are hazardous. Cylinders and drums are often used to hold and transport hazardous materials.

23. A clue that your shipment contains hazardous materials is that:
The shipper is in the business of firework or munition dealing.
The last shipment you picked up was labeled as hazardous.
The packaging looks damaged.

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

24. While driving, shipping papers should be:
Within reach.
In the sleeping compartment.
Hidden under a seat.

While hazardous materials are being transported, shipping papers should either be kept in a pouch in the driver's side door or in another location where the driver is able to easily reach them while their seat belt is fastened. The papers must be clearly visible to anyone who is entering the cab.

25. Placards showing the type of hazardous materials in a vehicle are usually shaped like what?
An octagon
A circle
A diamond

Hazardous materials warning placards are diamond-shaped.

26. When carrying Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, your vehicle should not be:
Parked within 300 feet of a bridge.
Parked within 40 feet of the road.
Driven in rain or snow.

Except when parking briefly to perform necessary functions for vehicle operation (such as refueling), never park a vehicle carrying Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives within 300 feet of a bridge, tunnel, or building. Never park such a vehicle within five feet of the traveled portion of the road.

27. When loading containers of hazardous materials, you should not use:

Always protect containers of hazardous materials. When loading hazardous materials, never use equipment that could damage containers or packaging, such as hooks.

28. 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.

29. A placard should be placed:
At least three inches away from any other markings.
Under a ladder, if space is an issue.
On a background that is a similar color to the placard.

A placard must be placed at least three inches away from any other markings. The placard should be kept clear of attachments or devices, such as doors and ladders. Placards should always be placed against a background of a contrasting color.

30. To transport hazardous materials, a driver needs:
Only a CDL.
A CDL with hazardous materials endorsement.
A CDL with a tank endorsement.

To drive a vehicle of any size that is used to transport hazardous materials, you must have a CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement.

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