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You are behind the wheel of a truck carrying a shipment of hazardous material. The shipping papers must be in a pouch on the drivers door or in
A) a box under the driver's seat.
B) clear view and within your reach.
C) the truck's glove box.
Who should you ask to find out what permits or special routes you will need to haul hazardous material?
C) The forklift driver
A vehicle placarded for hazardous materials must have placards on ____ sides.
Who is responsible for packaging, labeling, and preparing the papers for a common carrier?
There are three lists that drivers, shippers, and carriers use to find out if a material is a regulated product. One of these lists is the
A) List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities.
B) EPA Dangerous Materials Table.
C) Shipper's List of Transportable Quantities.
If an X or an RQ is in the HM column of a shipping paper entry,
A) the material listed on that line is the largest part of the shipment.
B) the entry refers to the materials that must be loaded on the top.
C) the shipment is regulated by hazardous material regulations.
No one may smoke within 25 feet of any vehicle that contains explosives, oxidizers, or
B) flammable materials.
C) compressed gas.
Only one of these shipping paper descriptions for hazardous material is in the correct order. Which one is it?
A) Corrosive material (Class 8), Hydrochloric acid. UN 1789
B) Hydrogen Bromide. Non-flammable gas (Class 2). UN 1048
C) UN 1208. Hexane. Flammable Liquid(Class 3)
A truck placarded with Explosives (Class 1) has crashed with another vehicle. You should not pull them apart until
A) the shipper's loading foreman is present.
B) the explosives have been placed at least 200 feet away from the vehicles and occupied buildings.
C) at least 30 minutes have passed.
You may not park a vehicle carrying hazardous materials within feet of an open fire.
The transport index of a radioactive material
A) is another way of writing the weight of the package.
B) tells the degree of control needed during transportation.
C) is something that only the shipper needs to worry about.
When hauling hazardous materials, you must stop your vehicle and check any dual tires
A) whenever you're hungry.
B) every 2 hours or 100 miles.
C) at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
When stopped for railroad tracks, you should stop _______ feet before the nearest rail.
A) 5 to 10
B) 10 to 35
C) 15 to 50
You are transporting hazardous materials. When you are not behind the wheel the shipping papers must be on the driver's seat or
A) in a pouch on the driver's door.
B) with you.
C) on the dashboard in clear view.
If a hazardous material is spilled from your vehicle, don't move your vehicle
A) any more than 500 feet.
B) in an upwind direction.
C) any more that safety requires.
You are going to be hauling hazardous materials over a route you do not know well. When should you check the route and get permits needed for the trip?
A) Before starting the trip
B) While you are still on the part of the route you know
C) Within 24 hours of completing the trip
Carriers must give each driver who transports class 1.1 or 1.2 Explosives
A) an extra fire bottle.
B) the consignee's phone number.
C) a copy of the FMCSR Part 379 Book.
You should stop before crossing a railroad grade if your vehicle is carrying ____________ of chlorine.
A) 10 gallons
B) 100 gallons
C) Any amount
You are hauling hazardous materials and you find that one of your tires is leaking. You must
A) continue at a reduced speed, and check the tire every 25 miles.
B) stop at the nearest safe place and get it fixed.
C) report it to your carrier immediately.
When shippers package hazardous materials, they must certify that this was done according to the regulations. The only exception is when
A) the shipper is a private carrier carrying their own product.
B) the shipment is hazardous waste.
C) the package is provided by the carrier (for example, a cargo tank).
When fueling a placarded vehicle, someone must always be
A) within 10 feet of the pump with a fire extinguisher.
B) at the nozzle and controlling the flow of the fuel.
C) at the emergency power shut off for the pump.
Animal and human foodstuffs should not be loaded in the same vehicle with
B) flammable gases.
A driver who transports radioactive material and has to follow a certain route must have special training by
A) the shipper.
B) the carrier.
C) the state in which the driver is licensed.
Whenever your vehicle is placarded, don't drive near open fires unless you
A) are equipped with fire sprinklers.
B) have LTL freight of non-flammable materials.
C) can safely pass the fire without stopping.
When there is a hazardous materials emergency, you should
A) keep people away and warn them of danger.
B) provide emergency responders with the shipping papers and emergency response information.
C) Both A and B
Which signals may be used to warn of a stopped vehicle contains explosives?
A) Signal fires
B) Reflective triangles
C) Flares or fuses
When transporting chlorine in cargo tanks, you must have
A) an approved gas mask.
B) an emergency kit for controlling leaks in fittings on the dome plate cover.
C) Both A and B
If the word "FORBIDDEN" appears in the hazard class column of the entry in the hazardous material table,
A) a common carrier must never transport the material.
B) a shipment of the material must never be bigger than the RQ.
C) the carrier may not open the package.
When handling packages of explosives, you must
A) never use hooks or other metal tools.
B) keep bystanders 100 feet away.
C) double wrap wet boxes in plastic to prevent staining.
A railroad crossing is ahead of you and you are hauling hazardous materials. A legal stop for a railroad crossing must be not more than _____ from the nearest rail.
A) 25 feet.
B) 50 feet.
C) 75 feet.
Who is responsible for safely transporting a hazardous material shipment without delay and keeping the shipping papers in the right place?
A) The driver.
B) The carrier.
C) The shipper.
The basic description of a hazardous material includes the hazard class, ID number, and the proper shipping name. Which one must appear first on the shipping paper?
A) The hazard class.
B) The proper shipping name.
C) The identification number.
Class A explosives must not be transported in combination vehicles if the vehicle includes
A) two or more trailers.
B) a 200-inch wheelbase trailer.
C) a placarded cargo tank.
You find an overheated tire during an en route inspection. If you are hauling hazardous materials, you must
A) wait at least 2 hours before continuing your trip.
B) cool the tire, and then check every 2 hours.
C) remove the tire and place it a distance from the vehicle.
The power unit of a placarded vehicle must have a fire extinguisher with a UL rating of
A properly prepared Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
A) must be signed and carried by anyone transporting a hazardous waste.
B) is the same an any other shipping paper.
C) is required only if there is a loss of cargo during transportation.
With most hazardous materials, you may park within 5 feet of the road briefly if your work requires it. The materials that are the exception and do not allow parking this close to the road are
A) Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 Explosives.
B) corrosives & oxidizers.
C) acids & poisons.
The intent of hazardous materials regulations is to ensure safety, to contain the material, and
A) to tax shippers correctly.
B) to communicate the risk.
C) to allow state enforcement.
If a hazardous material's name is printed in italics on the Hazardous Materials Table, it
A) is forbidden
B) should be placarded if 1,001 pounds or more.
C) is not the proper shipping name.
You have a vehicle without racks to hold cylinders of compressed gas. You may load such cylinders only if they are
A) loaded upright and braced or lying flat with the valve in the vapor space.
B) bundled loosely together with steel strapping.
C) less than half the load.
A vehicle contains 500 pounds each of Explosives 1.1 & 1.2. You must use
A) Explosive 1.1 placards and Explosive 1.2 placards.
B) Dangerous placards.
C) Blasting Agents placards.
An X in the HM column of a shipping paper entry means:
A) The material is not a hazardous material.
B) This is an exception to the Hazardous materials regulations.
C) The entry is for hazardous materials.
Which of the following must drivers have in their possession while transporting Division 1.1, 1.2 or, 1.3 Explosives?
A) The written route plan
B) A copy of FMCSR, part 397
C) Both A and B
The total transport index of all radioactive material packages in a single vehicle must not exceed
Who is responsible for checking that the shipper correctly named, labeled, and marked the hazardous materials shipment?
You pick up a load that contains a 2-liter bottle of flammable liquid. The shipping paper says that it is also a division 2.3 poisonous gas. You should
A) placard the load as Poison and remove all other placards.
B) placard the load as Poison and Dangerous.
C) placard the load as Poison and any other applicable placards.
You have loaded a hazardous material into a cargo tank. What must you do before you move a vehicle?
A) Call Chemtrec by phone and tell them where you're going.
B) Have the loading observers sign the shopping papers.
C) Close all manholes and valves. Be sure they are free of leaks.
A hazardous class name or ID number may not be used to describe
A) a non-hazardous material.
B) a reportable quantity of a hazardous substance.
C) a hazardous waste.
If you are in an accident involving hazardous materials, you should
A) tell only emergency response team about the hazard.
B) keep all people far away and upwind of the accident.
C) prevent a panic by acting as if nothing were wrong.
You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your CDL license. When can you legally haul hazardous materials?
A) Only when the load does not require placards.
B) Only when the load is placarded.
C) Only when shipment does not cross state lines.
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