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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 Hawaii hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The HI CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Hawaii 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. A material’s hazard class reflects:
the methods for handling spills or leaks in the absence of fires.
the type of packaging required to transport the material.
the risks associated with the material.
2. You should always be able to stop within:
the distance you can see ahead.
50 feet.
100 feet.
3. Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. When you press the brake pedal while driving and the pedal goes to the floor, remember that:
the parking brake should never used to slow the vehicle.
shifting into neutral may help slow the vehicle.
pumping the brake pedal may generate enough hydraulic pressure to stop the vehicle.
4. When driving at night you should:
use your high beams when it is safe and legal to do so.
always use low beams.
All of the above.
5. Who must mark and label the hazardous materials?
The carrier
The driver
The shipper
6. When it comes to hazardous materials, the technical name is:
the generic shipping name of that material.
a specific chemical that makes the product hazardous.
a medical term used by emergency personnel, currently used in scientific and technical texts, handbooks, journals.
7. Passive railroad crossings:
do not require you to recognize the crossing.
require drivers to decide if there is sufficient clear space to cross safely.
have a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic.
8. If you are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 35 mph, you should leave at least _____ between you and the vehicle ahead.
4 seconds
3 seconds
5 seconds
9. A driver distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving, such as:
adjusting the radio.
All of the above.
10. When backing a trailer, turn the wheel right to make the cab go ________ and the trailer go ________.
left; right
left; left
right; left
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HI CDL Hazmat Test

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