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1. Portable tanks:
Cannot be removed from a vehicle.
Are not permanently attached to a vehicle.
Are permanently attached to a vehicle.
Should not be used.

Cargo tanks remain on a vehicle at all times, regardless of whether or not they are carrying cargo. Portable tanks are bulk packaging and are not permanently attached to a vehicle.

2. Shipping papers should be:
Hidden from view.
Placed in the glove box.
Easily seen by anyone entering the cab.

When transporting hazardous materials, shipping papers should 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 easily visible to anyone who is entering the cab.

3. Generally, a shipping paper must list:
An emergency response telephone number.
The address of the shipper.
The location of fire departments along the planned route.
The cost of the materials.

In general, a shipper is required to list an emergency response telephone number on hazardous materials' shipping papers. There are some exceptions to this rule.

4. In the Hazardous Materials Table, Column 2 lists:
The names of materials.
Where materials originate.
Special provisions for materials.
Materials' manufacturers.

Column 2 of the Hazardous Materials Table lists the proper shipping names and descriptions of regulated materials.

5. There may be restrictions on the transportation of explosives or hazardous waste in certain areas. These restrictions:
Are usually not a concern.
Are waived on the weekends.
Should be researched before taking a route.
Only apply if transporting more than 1,000 pounds of a material.

Before transporting hazardous materials, you should research any restrictions that may apply to the routes you plan to take.

6. If transporting explosives, you may leave your vehicle unattended:
In a rest area.
At a truck stop.
On private property.
In a safe haven.

When transporting hazardous materials, you may leave your vehicle unattended in a safe haven. A safe haven is a location that has been approved for parking unattended vehicles that are loaded with explosives.

7. When transporting Division 1.1 materials, the floor liner should be:
Made from metallic materials.
Made from an iron alloy.
Made from non-ferrous materials.

Use a floor lining when transporting Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 materials. The floors should be tight and the liner must be made from either non-metallic material or non-ferrous metal. Non-ferrous metals are metals that do not contain iron or iron alloys.

8. 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.

9. ____ identical placards must be placed on a vehicle transporting hazardous materials.

When hazardous materials placards are required, they must be placed on all four sides of the transporting vehicle.

10. Placarded vehicles must carry fire extinguishers with a minimum rating of:
10 B:C.
20 C.
10 A:B.
5 B:C.

The power unit of a placarded vehicle must be equipped with a fire extinguisher with an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rating of 10 B:C or more.

11. 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.

12. Shipping papers:
Are not needed for most shipments.
Are required for all shipments.
Should be stored in a special compartment in the cab.
Can be kept as a digital file.

For all shipments of hazardous materials, the shipper must use shipping papers to inform drivers and dockworkers of the risks presented by the cargo.

13. 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.

14. Who is responsible for identifying the hazard class of materials being shipped?
The shipper
The carrier
The driver
The mechanic

The shipper of hazardous materials is responsible for identifying the product's identification number; proper shipping name; hazard class; packing group; and correct packaging, labels, marking, and placards.

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

Packages containing liquid containers should display arrows pointing in the correct upright direction. These packages should be placed facing the correct direction.

17. 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.

18. If you are transporting Class 3 flammable liquids and your cargo needs to be moved into another tank, the flammable liquids:
May be transferred on the roadway as long as no other people are nearby.
Should not be transferred on a public road, unless under emergency circumstances.
Should be kept secret when they are being moved to another tank.
Should be transferred at night.

Flammable liquids should not be transferred from one vehicle to another on a public roadway, unless being moved due to an emergency. Always warn others of the hazards presented by the materials.

19. When you are seated behind the steering wheel, shipping papers should be:
Within reach.
In the sleeping compartment.
Hidden under the seat.
Taped to the passenger's side window.

When transporting hazardous materials, shipping papers should 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 easily visible to anyone who is entering the cab.

20. In general, when loading a tank with flammable liquids:
The engine should be running.
A ground should be established before opening the filling hole.
A ground should be broken right before opening the filling hole.
The filling hole should be locked during loading.

Before loading or unloading a tank with flammable liquids, you should turn off the engine, unless running the engine is necessary to operate a pump. Ground the tank before opening the filling hole and maintain the ground until after closing the filling hole.

21. Flammable gases are categorized as ____ hazards.
Class 1
Class 2
Class 4
Class 7

Flammable gases are assigned to hazardous materials Class 2.

22. Which type of material may be required to have a transport index?

Some radioactive materials are required to be accompanied by a transport index. A transport index is a number that indicates how much control the material will require during transport. The total transport index of all cargo in a single vehicle may not exceed 50.

23. 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.

24. When a driver is not in their vehicle, hazardous materials' shipping papers should be:
Kept on the driver's person.
Kept on the driver’s seat.
Kept under the passenger’s seat.
Placed on the dashboard.

Shipping papers for hazardous materials should always be easily accessible. When a driver is not in their vehicle, hazardous materials' shipping papers should be left on the driver's seat.

25. 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.

26. A clue that your shipment contains hazardous materials is that:
The shipper is in a certain type of business, such as a fireworks dealer or pest control firm.
The last shipment you picked up was labeled as hazardous.
The packaging looks damaged.
The shipper's business is located in a bad part of town.

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 supply businesses, or pest control firms.

27. In addition to reading the manual, the best way to learn about transporting hazardous materials is to:
Talk to other people.
Attend hazardous materials training courses.
Ask a police officer.

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.

28. After completing hazardous materials transportation training, drivers must have an understanding of:
The Periodic Table of Elements.
Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion.
How to recognize and respond to possible security threats.
The effects of relative humidity on hazardous materials.

All drivers must be trained in the security risks of hazardous materials transportation. This training must include an education on how to recognize and respond to possible security threats.

29. If you are transporting explosives and your vehicle breaks down, you may notify other drivers:
With flares.
With electric lights.
By standing on the roadway and waving your arms.
By keeping the driver's side door open.

If your vehicle breaks down on the road while you are transporting explosive materials, you must warn other drivers. Put out warning signals like reflective triangles or electric lights if you are carrying Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives. Do the same if you are driving a tank used to transport Class 3 flammable liquids or Division 2.1 flammable gases, even if the tank is empty. If transporting flammable materials, do not use warning signals that could cause your cargo to catch fire.

30. 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.

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