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Any driver, regardless of the vehicle Class, who wants to haul hazardous materials, must add an “H” endorsement to their CDL. In order to obtain the Hazmat endorsement drivers are required to pass a Transportation Security Administration background check and a knowledge test. The Alabama hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The AL CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Alabama CDL Manual. Study the chapter covering hazardous materials to learn how to recognize, handle, and transport Hazmat, then take this practice test to prepare for your exam!
1. If one of your tires is leaking, you should:
report it to your carrier before your trip.
not drive except to the nearest safe place to fix it.
speed up to increase traction.
drive at reduced speed and stop to check the tire every 15 miles.
2. To prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
keep the cab warm.
close the vent.
keep cool by opening the window.
drive alone whenever possible.
3. Never drive a placarded vehicle near open fires unless:
the vehicle is equipped with fire sprinklers.
you can safely pass the fire without stopping.
the vehicle is vehicle transporting explosives.
All of the above.
4. When transporting chlorine in cargo tanks, you must have _______ in the vehicle.
an approved gas mask
an approved cell phone
5 reflective triangles
approved goggles
5. Shippers must warn drivers and others about the material's hazards:
by placing the transmission in Neutral.
by putting hazard warning labels on packages.
by placing a red triangle with an orange center on the vehicle.
by making a written report each day on the condition of the material.
6. Placards must be placed:
so that the format, color, and message can only be seen by the driver.
less than 3 inches away from any other markings.
so the words or numbers are read from right to left.
so the words or numbers are read from left to right.
7. Drivers of vehicles transporting HazMat should:
compare the shipping paper to the markings and labels.
ensure that all relevant placards are carried in the passenger compartment.
ensure that all packages are labeled as flammable materials.
All of the above.
8. When shippers package hazardous materials, they certify that the package has been prepared according to the rules. The only exceptions are when:
the sealed loads is provided by the carrier and the package cannot be inspected.
a shipper is a private carrier transporting their own product, and when the package is provided by the carrier.
a shipper is a private carrier transporting hazardous waste.
the package is clearly unsafe and does not comply with HMR rules.
9. A placarded vehicle must have at least ___ identical placards.
10. When you discover a fire, if the trailer doors are hot you should not open them because:
opening the doors lets air in and may make the fire flare up.
you should use the fire extinguisher on the door.
with air many fires do less damage.
the temperature of the trailer should not be changed in any way.
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CDL Hazmat Test AL

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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