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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. When should you downshift automatic transmissions?
When going down steep grades.
Watch your tachometer, and downshift when your engine reaches the top of the range.
When you start to get drowsy.
2. For a cargo fire in a box trailer, you should:
keep the doors shut.
open the doors immediately and use the fire extinguisher.
wait 10 minutes before opening the doors.
3. Cargo tanks are:
required to be loaded separately.
bulk packaging temporarily attached to a vehicle.
bulk packaging permanently attached to a vehicle.
4. If there is an "RQ" before or after the HEMS description on the shipping paper, it means that:
the material is in a package containing no other materials.
the carrier must report any spill of this material.
the material has a value of more $50,000.00.
5. An "X" or an "RQ" in the HM column of the shipping paper entry means that:
the shipment is regulated by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
the hazardous materials listed on that line of the shipping paper must be sealed.
the driver must receive a special HR training before driving the vehicle.
6. If the drive wheels start to skid:
accelerate slightly to regain control.
use the brakes to slow down.
push in the clutch to let them turn freely.
7. You can determine if your vehicle is equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) by:
checking if your vehicle was manufactured after March 1, 1998.
checking for a yellow ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel.
All of the above.
8. If your vehicle thumps or vibrates heavily, it may be a sign that:
you need to shift up.
the brakes have failed.
one of the tires has gone flat.
9. At the shipper’s dock you are given a paper for 100 cartons of battery acid. If you already have 100 pounds of silver cyanide on board, what precautions do you have to take?
Do not load the battery acid.
Load the battery acid so the liquid won't spill.
Load the battery acid on top of the silver cyanide.
10. To obtain the HazMat endorsement, you must pass a ________ background check.
Law Enfrocement Agency
Transportation Security Administration
Local Department of Security
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CDL Hazmat Test HI

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