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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. A shipping paper for hazardous materials must include:
a shipper's certification, signed by the shipper, saying they prepared the shipment according to the regulations.
page numbers if the shipping paper has more than 1 page.
a proper shipping description for each hazardous material.
All of the above.
2. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
to always brake and turn at the same time.
to maintain your highway speed.
3. If hazardous materials are spilling from your vehicle while you are driving, after parking the vehicle do NOT:
try to find the source of the leak by smell.
secure the area.
send someone else for help.
stay there.
4. To find out if a shipment includes hazardous materials, you should:
look for a hazardous material spill.
carefully inspect every package and container.
Turn your engine off, then check the cargo.
look at the shipping papers.
5. If your vehicle has a breakdown or accident while carrying explosives, what should you do?
Warn others of the danger.
Do not allow smoking or open fire near the vehicle.
If there is a fire, warn everyone of the danger of explosion.
All of the above.
6. If you get stuck on the railroad tracks, the first thing you should do is:
stay in your vehicle and call 911.
scream for help.
try to move your vehicle until you see the train.
immediately get out of the cab and move away from the tracks.
7. When driving at night, you should dim your lights within ______ of an oncoming vehicle.
400 feet.
500 feet.
300 feet.
250 feet.
8. When it comes to hazardous materials transportation, the shipper:
placards the vehicle when loading, if required.
follows all special rules about transporting HazMat.
must package, mark, and label the materials.
takes the shipment from to its destination.
9. If a shipping paper describes both hazardous and non-hazardous products, the hazardous materials must be:
listed at the bottom.
in the same color as the non-hazardous materials.
listed in yellow ink.
highlighted in a contrasting color.
10. When your drive wheels have poor traction, you should:
only use the retarder on the rear wheels.
turn the retarder off.
only use the retarder on the front wheels.
turn the retarder on.
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Hazmat CDL Test (KS)

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