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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. What could indicate that a shipment you are accepting contains hazardous materials?
The cargo is stored in cylinder tanks.
The cargo is picked up from a supermarket.
The cargo is packaged in cardboard boxes.
The cargo has green packaging.

Cylinders and drums are often used to contain hazardous materials. Be sure to take the proper precautions if transporting a cargo of hazardous materials.

6. To know which placards to use, you need to know:
The hazard classes of the materials.
The types of containers holding the materials.
The destination.
The shipper.

To determine which hazardous materials placards to use, you must know the hazard class of the materials; the amount of hazardous materials being shipped; and the total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in the vehicle.

7. 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.

8. Shippers package in order to ____ hazardous materials.

Shippers package hazardous materials in a way that is meant to completely contain the materials. Vehicles should be placarded to communicate the risk of the cargo.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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. 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.

13. 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.

14. Hazardous materials may be transported:
By any driver with a CDL.
By any driver, as long as the total weight of the hazardous materials are under 50 pounds.
By any driver in a rural area.
By a driver with a CDL and HazMat endorsement.

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

15. To operate a vehicle that is used to transport hazardous materials, a driver must have:
Only a CDL.
A CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement.
A CDL with a passenger endorsement.
A CDL with an air brake endorsement.

You must have a commercial driver license with a hazardous materials endorsement before driving a vehicle of any size that is used to transport hazardous materials, even if the vehicle is not transporting hazardous materials at the time of operation.

16. If you are transporting hazardous materials and the cargo catches on fire, you should:
Try to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.
Contact emergency personnel and let them battle the fire.
Continue driving to the fire department.

Fighting a hazardous materials fire requires specialized training and equipment. Unless you possess these yourself, it is best to let emergency personnel deal with the fire.

17. Many products classed as poison are also:

Many hazardous materials classified as poisonous are also flammable.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. When refueling a vehicle carrying hazardous materials:
The engine should be left on.
The engine should be turned off.
The gas nozzle may be left unattended.

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.

21. 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.

22. If "Inhalation Hazard" appears on a shipping paper, the shipper should provide which placard?
Poison Gas or Poison Inhalation Hazard
Reportable Quantity

If the words "Inhalation Hazard" appear on the shipping paper or package, you must display the "Poison Inhalation Hazard" or "Poison Gas" placards, as appropriate.

23. 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.

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

Hazardous materials warning placards are diamond-shaped.

25. 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.

26. A driver should ensure that:
The shipping paper matches the marking and labels on packages.
The shipping paper is written in code.
All packages are labeled as poison.
The shipping paper is not in the vehicle.

It is a good idea to compare a shipping paper to the applicable package markings and labels. Ensure that the shipper has included the correct basic description on the shipping paper and that it matches markings and labels.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. Containers of nitric acid should be:
Stacked no more than two containers high.
Stacked to the ceiling.
Loaded on top of other products.
Loaded in the cabin.

Nitric acid should not be stacked above any other product. Containers of nitric acid may be stacked, but no higher than two containers high.

30. ____ 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.

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