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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 Kentucky hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The KY CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Kentucky 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. The shipper must certify on the shipping paper:
that the package contains hazardous materials.
that the package is safe.
that the shipment has been prepared according to the rules.
Al of the above.
2. Shipping papers must include:
an emergency response telephone number.
what the materials will be used for.
the price of the hazardous materials.
All of the above.
3. Non-bulk packaging is a packaging which has:
a maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) a receptacle for a liquid.
a maximum net mass less than 400 kg (882 pounds) and a maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) or less as a receptacle for a solid.
a water capacity greater than 454 kg (1,000 pounds) or less as a receptacle for a gas.
All of the above.
4. The best way to recognize that your trailer has started to skid is:
by recognizing tire failure.
by feeling the brakes come on.
by seeing it in your mirrors.
by opening the window and feeling the front of the mirror.
5. Who must mark and label the hazardous materials?
The carrier
The loader
The driver
The shipper
6. Placards are:
signs that warn others to stay at least 500 feet away from the vehicle.
used to warn others when the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeds 10,000 pounds.
signs put on the inside of a vehicle that remind the driver of the type of cargo he or she is carrying.
signs put on the outside of a vehicle that identify the hazard class of the cargo.
7. 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.
stay there.
send someone else for help.
8. The regulations require that hazardous materials employees be trained and tested at least once every:
4 years.
2 years.
3 years.
9. Shippers must warn drivers and others about the material's hazards:
by placing a red triangle with an orange center on the vehicle.
by putting hazard warning labels on packages.
by making a written report each day on the condition of the material.
by placing the transmission in Neutral.
10. Before each trip, you must make sure:
the cargo has a high center of gravity.
the cargo is balanced and secured.
the truck is overloaded.
your cargo obscures your view to the sides.
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KY CDL Hazmat Test

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