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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 Maine hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The ME CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Maine 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. What factors can cause brakes to fade?
Dirt roads and in unpaved yards.
Excessive heat and brakes out of adjustment.
Slippery surfaces and shaded areas.
2. You are more at risk of being fatigued:
when stopping periodically during long trips.
when driving alone.
after getting more than 8 hours of sleep.
3. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
stop on the tracks.
stay in your lane.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
4. Which of the following is NOT a good rule for using turn signals?
Signal early
Signal continuously
Cancel the signal before completing the turn
5. Whether or not they load and secure the cargo themselves, drivers are responsible for:
making sure the cargo does not restrict access to emergency equipment.
knowing the cargo does not obscure the view ahead or to the sides.
All of the above.
6. Before moving a tank of hazardous materials, you must:
call the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center and tell them your destination.
close all manholes and valves.
send the shipping papers to the shipper.
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.
8. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
ice has formed on the road.
there is no ice on the road surface.
the pavement is dry.
9. To know if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, look for:
a yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
the ABS logo on the steering wheel.
an ABS placard.
10. When driving in construction areas you should:
increase your speed.
decrease your speed.
reduce speed to a crawl.
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ME CDL Hazmat Test

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