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1.  Cylinders containing compressed gases may only be loaded onto a vehicle                9-18

      if the cylinders are:


a.       loaded upright or braced laying down flat

b.      bundled loosely together with steel strapping

c.       labeled “Non-Flammable” gas


2.  The National Response Center:                                                                                9-28


a.       must inspect any truck or bus that is involved in a hazardous

materials accident

b.      helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards

c.       checks that the shipper has properly labeled all hazardous materials


3.  Which signals may be used to warn of a stopped vehicle that contains                       9-17



a.       signal fires

b.      reflective triangles

c.       flares


4.  If you have a hazardous materials fire on the road, you should:                                  9-25


a.       not attempt to control the fire

b.      remove all burning materials

c.       open cargo doors


5.  You find an over heated tire during an en route inspection.  If you are                        9-23

      hauling hazardous materials, you should:


a.       remove the tire and place it a safe distance from the vehicle

b.      cool the tire, then check it every 2 hours

c.       wait at least 2 hours before continuing you trip






6.  When loading or unloading any explosives:                                                               9-17


a.       cargo hooks must be non-ferrous to prevent sparks

b.      damaged packages must be placed on top of the stack

c.       never use any cargo hooks or metal tools


7.  Which of these contains the information you need in order to determine                     9-7

      which placard to use?


a.       The Gross Vehicle Weight rating of your truck, the hazard class of

the materials, and the distance the materials will be shipped

b.      The hazard class of the materials and the amount of hazardous materials

in you truck

c.       The amount of materials shipped, whether the materials are designated for

domestic or international travel, and the shipper’s certification


8.  A vehicle placarded for hazardous materials must have placards on_____sides.  9-5


a.       2

b.      3

c.       4


9.  A driver who transports route-controlled radioactive material must have        9-2  

     had special training by the carrier within the last______year(s).


a.       1

b.      2

c.       4


10. If you must leave a placarded vehicle on the public roadway:                                   9-21


a.       you must be sure both the cab and cargo area are locked and the

brakes are set

b.      it will be safe if you use proper fuses or flares to mark the

stopped vehicle

c.       it must be watched by a qualified person who will comply with

all requirements


11. Whenever your vehicle is placarded, do not drive near open fire unless you: 9-22


a.       can safely pass the fire without stopping

b.      have LTL of a nonflammable material

c.       have an enclosed cargo compartment






12. If the words INHALATION HAZARD are on the shipping paper or                       9-14

      package, you must:


a.       substitute DANGEROUS placards when the amount carried is more

than 1001 pounds

b.      display POISON placards in addition to any other needed placards

c.       not carry more than 2000 pounds of that substance


13. The transport index of a radioactive materials:                                                          9-18


a.       is another way of writing the weight of the package

b.      tells the degree of control needed during transportation

c.       lets ERT ignore the ID number on the placard


14. Who is responsible for finding out what permits or special routes you will     9-2

       need to haul hazardous materials?


a.       the driver

b.      the carrier

c.       the shipper


15. When hauling hazardous materials, you must stop your vehicle and check     9-23

       any 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


16. If the symbol “(D)” appears in column 1 of the Hazardous Materials Table   9-7

      (Sect. 172.101) then proper shipping name of the hazardous materials is:


a.       subject to HMR only when transported by water unless it is hazardous

substance, hazardous waste, or marine pollutant

b.      appropriate for describing materials for international transportation,

but may not be appropriate for domestic transportation

c.       appropriate for describing materials for domestic transportation, but

may not be appropriate for international transportation.


17. Who is responsible for providing emergency response information to the      9-3

       motor carrier for each hazardous material being shipped?


a.       National Response Center

b.      The shipper

c.       The driver


18. If the word “Forbidden” appears in the hazard class column of an entry in    9-7

      the hazardous materials table:


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 RQ


19. A flammable liquid can be transported from one tanker to another on a                    9-27

      public roadway if:


a.       it is an emergency situation

b.      it is an off-peak traffic period

c.       you should never transfer a flammable liquid from one tanker to

another on a public roadway


20. Generally, the ______ must certify on the shipping paper that the shipment   9-3

       has been prepared in the correct manner:


a.       shipper

b.      carrier

c.       driver


21. Animal and human foodstuffs should not be loaded in the same vehicle with: 9-18


a.       explosives

b.      oxidizers

c.       poisons


22. You may not park a vehicle carrying hazardous materials within ________  9-21

       feet of an open fire.


a.       300

b.      400

c.       5003


23. When carrying explosives and you have a breakdown or crash:                                9-27


a.       leave the vehicle and go for help

b.      do not allow smoking or fire near the vehicle

c.       immediately open and inspect the cargo






24. Smoking is prohibited when loading or unloading which of the following:       9-16


a.       class 8 (corrosives)

b.      division 6.1 (poisons)

c.       class 5 (oxidizers)


25. Which of these placards must be displayed whenever any amount of that      9-13

      material is transported?


a.       poison gas

b.      corrosive

c.       flammable


26. Who is responsible for packaging, labeling, and preparing the hazardous      9-3

       materials shipping papers for a common carrier?


a.       the shipper

b.      the carrier

c.       the driver


27. An “X” in the HM column of a shipping paper entry means that:                   9-10


a.       the material is not a Hazardous Material

b.      this is an exception to the Hazardous Materials regulations

c.       the entry is for a Hazardous Material


28. Shipping names that are shown in italics in the hazardous material tables:      9-7


a.       require extreme caution when handling these materials

b.      are “Forbidden” materials

c.       are not shipping names


29. The total transport index of all radioactive materials packages in a single       9-18

       vehicle must not exceed_______.


a.       5

b.      10

c.       50


30. Explosives 1.1 must NOT be transported in a single transport vehicle that    9-17



a.       materials that are classified as ORM-D

b.      a cargo tank that is NOT equipped with baffles

c.       class 7 (radioactive) materials