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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. When possible, you should park:
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
on the roadway.
on the shoulder.
so you will have to back up when you leave.
2. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
once every 500 miles.
once a week.
once every 3 months.
at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
3. In the Hazardous Material Table, what is in Column 3?
The HazMat shipping name
The special provisions of the material
The hazard class or division
The HazMat description
4. To prevent drowsiness you should:
schedule trips for the middle of the night.
never drive with a passenger.
get adequate sleep before a trip.
avoid exercise to save more energy.
5. If you are being tailgated, you should do all of the following except:
Turn on your taillights
Reduce your speed gradually
Increase your following distance
Try to let the other vehicle pass
6. What should you do if you doubt you have safe space to pass under a low bridge?
Assume that the height posted at the bridges is correct.
Increase the weight of your vehicle to clearing under the bridge.
If no warnings are posted, assume there is enough clearance under the bridge and proceed slowly.
Go slowly, and take another route if you are not sure you can make it.
7. If the letter "G" appears in Column 1 of the Hazardous Materials Table, the description must also include:
the hazard class or division.
the technical name of the HazMat.
the shipper's name.
the source of the HazMat.
8. Drivers of vehicles transporting HazMat should:
compare the shipping paper to the markings and labels.
ensure that all relevant placards are carried in the passenger compartment.
ensure that all packages are labeled as flammable materials.
All of the above.
9. When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:
make every attempt to get out of their way.
call the police, if you have a cell phone and can do it safely.
avoid eye contact.
All of the above.
10. If your vehicle is placarded, you must stop before a railroad crossing.  You must stop _______ before the nearest rail.
15 to 50 feet
30 to 60 feet
5 to 25 feet
25 to 75 feet
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CDL Hazmat Test IL

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