CDL Hazardous Materials Practice Test

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CDL Hazardous Materials Practice Test

When it comes to hazardous material it is important to ensure that during its transportation it does not spill or get lost in transit for the sake of the environment. With the CDL exam coming up it is important to ensure that you remember all you were trained for. Take this test designed to help you pass the exam. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If the symbol "D" appears in column 1 of the Hazardous Materials Table, then the proper shipping name of the hazardous material is:
    • A. 

      Subject to HMR only when transported by water, unless expected.

    • B. 

      Appropriate for describing materials for international transportation.

    • C. 

      Appropriate for describing materials for domestic transportation.

  • 2. 
    Who is responsible for finding out what permits or special routes you will need to transport hazardous materials?
    • A. 

      The driver.

    • B. 

      The carrier.

    • C. 

      The shipper.

  • 3. 
    The National Response Center:
    • A. 

      Inspects any truck or bus involved in a hazardous material accident.

    • B. 

      Helps coordinate the emergency response to chemical hazards.

    • C. 

      Checks that the shipper has properly labeled all hazardous materials.

  • 4. 
    A driver who transports route-controlled radioactive material must have had special training by the carrier within the last _____ year(s).
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

  • 5. 
    Which of the following signals may be used to warn of a stopped vehicle containing explosives?
    • A. 

      Signal fires.

    • B. 

      Reflective triangles.

    • C. 

      Flares.

  • 6. 
    The symbol "A" appearing in column 1 of the Hazardous Materials Tables means that the hazardous material is:
    • A. 

      Subject to HazMat rules only when transported by air, unless excepted.

    • B. 

      Extremely harmful to marine life.

    • C. 

      Only a reportable quantity of 100 or more pounds are spilled.

  • 7. 
    If you are loading or unloading any type of explosives, you must make sure the:
    • A. 

      Heater fuel tanks are completely full.

    • B. 

      Engine is idling.

    • C. 

      Cargo heaters have been disabled.

  • 8. 
    Smoking is prohibited when loading and unloading which of the following?
    • A. 

      Class 8 (Corrosives)

    • B. 

      Division 6.1 (Poisons)

    • C. 

      Class 5 (Oxidizers)

  • 9. 
    The hazard class of a two liter bottle of material is "Flammable Liquid". If the description also says "Poison Inhalation Hazard", placard the vehicle with:
    • A. 

      "Poison" only if no other cargo requires it.

    • B. 

      "Poison" as well as the hazard class placards.

    • C. 

      "Poison" and remove all other placards.

  • 10. 
    A vehicle contains 500 lbs. each of Explosive 1.1 and 1.2. You must use:
    • A. 

      "Explosive 1.1" placards.

    • B. 

      "Dangerous" placards.

    • C. 

      "Explosive" and "Dangerous" placards.

  • 11. 
    With most hazardous materials, you may briefly park within 5 feet of the road, if your work requires it. The materials which are the exception and do not allow parking near roads are:
    • A. 

      Explosives 1.1 and 1.2.

    • B. 

      Acids and poisons.

    • C. 

      ORM-C, D, and E.

  • 12. 
    The transport index of a radioactive material:
    • A. 

      Is another way of stating the package's weight.

    • B. 

      Tells the degree of control needed during transportation.

    • C. 

      Lets the ERT ignore the ID number on the placard.

  • 13. 
    If there is an "RQ" before or after the item description on the shipping paper, it means the:
    • A. 

      Material is in a package which contains no other materials.

    • B. 

      Carrier must report a spill of this material.

    • C. 

      Weight column may be blank.

  • 14. 
    Cylinders containing compressed gases may only be loaded onto a vehicle if the cylinders are:
    • A. 

      Loaded upright or braced laying down flat.

    • B. 

      Bundled loosely together with steel strapping.

    • C. 

      Labeled "Non-Flammable Gas"

  • 15. 
    The total transport index of all radioactive materials packages in a single vehicle must not exceed _____.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      50

  • 16. 
    If you must leave a placarded vehicle on the roadway, be sure:
    • A. 

      Both the cab and cargo areas are locked and the brakes are set.

    • B. 

      To use proper fuses or flares to mark the stopped vehicle.

    • C. 

      It is watched by a qualified person who will comply with all requirements.

  • 17. 
    If the words "Inhalation Hazard" are on the shipping paper or package, you must:
    • A. 

      Substitute "Dangerous" placards for amounts more than 1001 pounds.

    • B. 

      Display "poison" placards in addition to any other needed placards.

    • C. 

      Not carry more than 200 lbs. of that substance.

  • 18. 
    When carrying explosives and you have a breakdown or a crash, you should:
    • A. 

      Leave the vehicle and go for help.

    • B. 

      Immediately open and inspect the cargo.

    • C. 

      Not allow smoking or fire near the vehicle.

  • 19. 
    When transporting hazardous materials, you must stop your vehicle and check any set of dual tires at least once every _______, whichever is less. 
    • A. 

      2 hours or 80 miles.

    • B. 

      2 hours or 100 miles.

    • C. 

      3 hours or 150 miles.

  • 20. 
    The quantity of the hazardous material being transported must appear on the shipping paper:
    • A. 

      If the amount is a reportable quantity.

    • B. 

      At all times.

    • C. 

      If it exceeds 10 lbs.

  • 21. 
    When loading and unloading any explosive, you should:
    • A. 

      Use cargo hooks that are non-ferrous.

    • B. 

      Place damaged packages on top of the stack.

    • C. 

      Never use any cargo hooks or metal tools, or throw the cargo on.

  • 22. 
    When can you transfer a flammable liquid from one tanker to another on a public roadway? 
    • A. 

      When it is an emergency situation.

    • B. 

      If it is an off-peak traffic period.

    • C. 

      Never transfer a flammable liquid from one tanker to another.

  • 23. 
    If the word "Forbidden" appears in the hazard class column of a Hazardous Materials Table entry:
    • A. 

      The carrier may not open the package or container.

    • B. 

      A common carrier must never transport the material.

    • C. 

      A shipment of that material must never be larger than the RQ.

  • 24. 
    Generally, the _______ must certify on the shipping paper that the shipment has been prepared in the correct manner.
    • A. 

      Shipper

    • B. 

      Carrier

    • C. 

      Driver

  • 25. 
    You may not park a vehicle carrying hazardous materials within _____ feet of an open fire.
    • A. 

      300

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      500

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