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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 Kansas hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The KS CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Kansas 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:
send someone else for help and give that person all of the necessary information.
keep driving slowly until you reach a truck stop.
never park your vehicle.
continue driving in order to find a phone.
2. When driving in very hot weather, you may have to:
watch out for black ice.
reduce your speed to prevent overheating.
increase your speed until the tires cool off.
decrease your following distance.
3. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
4. What is Gross Vehicle Weight?
The total weight of the cargo
The total weight of a combination of vehicles excluding the load
The total weight of a single vehicle, including its load
The total weight of a single vehicle, excluding its load
5. The hazardous materials identification number must appear on the shipping paper, on the package and:
on the steering wheel.
on the license plate.
on the back of the truck.
on cargo tanks and other bulk packaging.
6. If your brakes get wet, it can cause them:
to apply unevenly.
to be weak.
to grab.
All of the above.
7. The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG):
is indexed by the proper hazardous material shipping name and ID number.
is used nationwide because it was created by the US Department of Transportation.
is a guidebook for emergency personnel on how to protect themselves and the public from hazardous materials.
All of the above.
8. If the "Hazard Class" or "Division" column of the Hazardous Material Table contains the word "Forbidden", you should:
be aware that the load may require a police escort.
transport the "Forbidden" material at night.
never transport the "Forbidden" material.
None of the above.
9. Do not smoke within ______ of a placarded cargo tank used for flammable liquids (Class 3) or gases (Division 2.1).
100 feet
5 feet
50 feet
25 feet
10. If the hazardous materials are not properly prepared, a carrier should:
accept the shipment.
refuse the shipment.
add a note to the shipping paper.
write a report.
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CDL Hazmat Test KS

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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