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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 Georgia hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The GA CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Georgia 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. Which of the following statements about backing heavy vehicles is true?
The helper should stand where you cannot see the helper.
Back to the right side so that you can see better.
Always back as quickly as possible.
You should avoid backing whenever you can.
2. When transporting chlorine in cargo tanks, you must have _______ in the vehicle.
an approved cell phone
approved goggles
an approved gas mask
5 reflective triangles
3. Passive railroad crossings:
have a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic.
do not require you to recognize the crossing.
require drivers to decide if there is sufficient clear space to cross safely.
All of the above.
4. A driver distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving, such as:
adjusting the radio.
All of the above.
5. The parking brake:
should be used whenever you park.
should be used when you need to apply the brakes firmly.
should be used when driving in bad weather.
All of the above.
6. When checking the lights before driving:
make sure the parking brake is not set.
the engine must be running.
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
you should turn off the engine.
7. Which of the following is NOT a reason for hydraulic brake failure?
Brake fade on long hills
Stab braking
Loss of hydraulic pressure
All of the above.
8. Do not smoke within ______ of a placarded cargo tank used for flammable liquids (Class 3) or gases (Division 2.1).
50 feet
25 feet
100 feet
5 feet
9. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
10. When driving in very hot weather, you may have to:
increase your speed until the tires cool off.
decrease your following distance.
watch out for black ice.
reduce your speed to prevent overheating.
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GA CDL Hazmat Test

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