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This section tells you about hauling cargo safely. You must understand basic cargo safety rules toget a CDL.
If you load cargo wrong or do not secure it, it can be a danger to others and yourself. Loose cargo that falls off a vehicle can cause traffic problems and others could be hurt or killed. Loose cargo could hurt or kill you during a quick stop or crash. Your vehicle could be damaged by an overload. Steering could be affected by how a vehicle is loaded, making it more difficult to control the vehicle.
Whether or not you load and secure the cargo yourself, you are responsible for:
If you intend to carry hazardous material that requires placards on your vehicle, you will also need to have a hazardous materials endorsement. Hazardous Material has the information you need to pass the hazardous materials test.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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