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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 Florida hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The FL CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Florida 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. Hazardous materials are labelled with a __________ label.
2. If your brakes fail on a steep mountain downgrade, you should:
change lanes after making sure there is enough room.
go right if the shoulder is clear.
use an escape ramp if it is available.
leave the road immediately.
3. When the temperature drops:
bridges usually freeze after other parts of the roadway.
bridges will freeze before the road will.
bridges will not freeze.
None of the above.
4. You should always try to back toward the driver's side because:
you can more easily correct any steering errors.
you can watch the rear of your vehicle out the side window.
backing toward the left side is more dangerous.
None of the above.
5. If your vehicle is placarded, carries any amount of chlorine or has cargo tanks used for hazardous materials, you must stop _______ feet before the nearest railroad track.
50 to 100
100 to 200
15 to 50
5 to 15
6. Overloading can have bad effects on all of the following except:
Speed control
Exhaust system
7. The hazardous materials identification number must appear on the shipping paper, on the package and:
on cargo tanks and other bulk packaging.
on the license plate.
on the steering wheel.
on the back of the truck.
8. Which of these statements about using your mirrors is FALSE?
When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you.
There are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
You should use your mirrors to spot overtaking vehicles.
None of the above.
9. You are inspecting your vehicle during a trip. What should you do?
Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
Check critical items such as tires, brakes, and lights.
Use your senses to check for problems.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
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Hazmat CDL Test (FL)

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