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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 Illinois hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The IL CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Illinois 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. At a rest area, you discover your hazardous materials shipments is leaking. There is no phone around. You should:
keep driving slowly until you reach a truck stop.
never park your vehicle.
continue driving in order to find a phone.
send someone else for help and give that person all of the necessary information.
2. A Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest:
is a list of safe driving practices that commercial drivers must observe.
must be signed by hand and carried by anyone transporting hazardous waste.
is required only in case of an accident involving a placarded vehicle.
None of the above.
3. Before moving a tank of hazardous materials, you must:
close all manholes and valves.
call the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center and tell them your destination.
send the shipping papers to the shipper.
All of the above.
4. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
to always brake and turn at the same time.
to maintain your highway speed.
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
5. If the hazardous materials are not properly prepared, a carrier should:
write a report.
add a note to the shipping paper.
accept the shipment.
refuse the shipment.
6. Overloading can have negative effects on:
speed control.
All of the above.
7. Before entering an intersection, make sure that:
there's enough room to get at least halfway across.
That there is enough room for the rear of your vehicle to clear the stop line on your side.
there is sufficient space to clear it.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
8. When you are out of the vehicle, you must keep shipping papers related to hazardous materials:
in a pouch on the driver's door.
in a locked glove compartment.
on the driver's seat.
None of the above.
9. Shippers must package the materials in order to:
make the transportation process as efficient as possible.
make it easy to open and close the packages.
make it easy to identify them.
All of the above.
10. What factors can cause brakes to fade?
Slippery surfaces and shaded areas.
Excessive heat and brakes out of adjustment.
Gravel and tar.
Dirt roads and in unpaved yards.
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IL CDL Hazmat Test

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