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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. Who is required to keep a record of hazardous materials training?
HazMat employers
The person receiving the training
The Environmental Protection Agency
The local transportation agency
2. The manifest for transporting hazardous wastes must be:
appear on both sides and ends of the vehicle.
uploaded to the cloud.
signed by hand.
attached to the appropriate placard.
3. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
once every 3 months.
at the start of each trip and every time you stop.
once every 100 miles.
once every three hours.
4. If your trucks has a high center of gravity, which of the following is true for curves?
Reduce your speed to a crawl.
You should slow down, as your truck can roll over at the posted speed limit for the curve.
You should travel at the posted speed limit.
None of the above.
5. The best advice for driving in fog is:
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
use high beams.
don't drive.
use low beams.
6. How many reflective triangles/emergency reflectors should you carry?
7. When going down grades, you should:
put the transmission in Neutral.
rely solely on engine braking to reduce your speed.
downshift to a lower gear.
shift up.
8. Drivers transporting Class A or B explosives must:
have the carrier’s insurance policy.
have a written route plan and follow that plan.
choose the safest route to transport.
All of the above.
9. Why should you check your mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you?
To flash the brake lights if you are being tailgated.
To better assess your own speed.
To know whether you can make a quick lane change in an emergency.
To move out of their way if they want to get past.
10. Hazardous materials are labelled with a __________ label.
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IL CDL Hazmat Test

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