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1. If loading corrosive materials, you should not:
Roll the containers.
Load the containers by hand.
Use the vehicle’s emergency brake.
Ask someone to help you.

Containers of corrosive materials should be kept in their correct upright positions. They should not be dropped or rolled.

2. Emergency response information provided by the shipper must include:
Any risks of fire or explosion.
Value of the materials.
Driver information.
How many people should respond in the event of an accident.

At a minimum, emergency response information must include the basic descriptions and technical names of the materials being transported; immediate hazards to health; risks of fire or explosion; immediate precautions to be taken in the event of an accident or incident; immediate methods for handling fires; initial methods for handling spills or leaks in the absence of fires; and preliminary first aid measures.

3. A driver needs a CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement to transport hazardous materials in:
A vehicle requiring a Class A license.
A vehicle requiring a Class B license.
A vehicle requiring a Class C license.
Any sized vehicle.

You must have a CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement to operate a vehicle of any size to transport hazardous materials.

4. Which of the following is not an acceptable location to keep hazardous materials' shipping papers?
In a pouch on the driver’s side door
In a pouch on the passenger’s side door
Within reach of the driver while the seat belt is fastened
On the driver’s seat while the driver is outside of the vehicle

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.

5. 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.

6. Who is responsible for identifying the hazard class of a hazardous material?
The shipper
A contractor
The driver

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.

7. Unless it is clearly unsafe, what does a driver need to accept a package?
The shipper’s certification
A notarized statement
A verbal agreement
A contract

When the 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.

8. 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.

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

Hazardous materials packages with containers of liquid inside must have orientation markings with arrows pointing in the direction that should be upright.

10. 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 Transportation Network

As a resource to police and firefighters, the National Response Center helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards.

11. 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.

12. What does a hazardous materials shipping paper describe?
The materials being transported
How the materials will be transported
Who should accept the materials being transported
The cost of the materials

A shipping paper describes the hazardous materials being transported. Shipping orders, bills of lading, and manifests are all shipping papers.

13. What does "RQ" stand for?
Relative query
Reportable quantity
Release query
Response quarantine

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.

14. What shape is a placard indicating hazardous materials?

In general, vehicles carrying hazardous materials are required to display diamond-shaped warning signs on all four sides. These warning signs are called "placards."

15. Containers of hazardous materials must be:
Packed in larger brown-colored containers.
Braced to prevent movement during transportation.
Made of cardboard.
A maximum of four feet tall.

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

16. When refueling a vehicle that contains hazardous materials:
The engine should be left on.
The engine should be turned off.
The gas nozzle may be left unattended.
No other vehicles should be at the refueling station.

If you need to refuel a vehicle carrying hazardous materials, you must first turn off the engine. While refueling, someone must be at the nozzle and controlling the fuel flow at all times.

17. How many hazardous materials classes are there?

There are nine different classes of hazardous materials. A class reflects the risks associated with a type of material.

18. Materials that are considered hazardous may include all of the following, except:

Hazardous materials are products that pose risks to health, safety, and property during transportation. Materials that are considered hazardous include explosives; flammable and poisonous gases; and flammable and other hazardous solids.

19. 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.

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. 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 can proceed without stopping if no warning lights are flashing.
You can proceed without stopping if no other vehicles are within sight.

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

22. Placards must be placed:
In any manner, as long as they are visible.
So words and numbers are read from left to right.
Upside down.
Within three inches of other markings.

Hazardous materials placards must be positioned so any words or numbers can be read from left to right. They must be at least three inches away from any other markings.

23. The identification number associated with a hazardous material should appear:
On the material's packaging.
On the vehicle's license plate.
Directly next to a placard.
On a bumper sticker on the vehicle.

A material's ID number must appear on its accompanying shipping paper as well as on its packaging. It must also appear on cargo tanks and other bulk packaging.

24. The only way to properly check tire pressure is by:
Using a tire pressure gauge.
Eyeballing the tire.
Pushing on the tire with your hand.
Measuring the height of the tire.

You should examine your tires at the beginning of every trip and after every stop to ensure that they are properly inflated. The only acceptable way to check tire pressure is to use a tire pressure gauge.

25. On a shipping paper, if the letter “G” appears in Column 1, what else needs to appear?
The technical name of the hazardous material
The type of packaging containing the hazardous material
The shipper’s phone number
The date the product was packed

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.

26. If you notice hazardous materials leaking while you are driving, you should:
Drive to a phone booth.
Park the vehicle as soon as possible.
Leave the area to find help.
Drive around looking for a person to repair the leak.

If a cargo leak develops while you are carrying hazardous materials, do not continue driving any farther than safety requires. The farther you drive, the larger the contaminated area will become. You should park the vehicle, secure the area, and stay with the vehicle while sending someone else to get help.

27. Load hazardous materials:
Near heat sources.
Away from heat sources.
In direct sunlight.
In the rain.

Hazardous materials should always be loaded away from heat sources. Many materials become more hazardous if their temperatures increase.

28. A material’s hazard class reflects:
The risks associated with the material.
The amount of packaging required to make the shipment.
The location on the trailer where items may be placed.
How the material should be loaded and unloaded.

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

29. If you apply for a HazMat endorsement, you must undergo a check through which agency?
The Transportation Security Administration
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Department of Energy
The Department of Defense

To obtain an original or renewed hazardous materials endorsement, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check.

30. Shippers must label hazardous materials. If an item is smaller than its label, how should the item be labeled?
The item may be tied together with other hazardous materials and labeled with a sheet of paper on the outside of the bundle.
The label may be attached to a tag that is securely attached to the package.
The item may be marked with a large orange dot.
The item may be placed in a box displaying a warning label.

Shippers must place diamond-shaped hazard warning labels on most packages of hazardous materials. If the label won't fit on the package, it can be placed on a tag that is securely attached to the package.

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