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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. A shipping paper has an "X" placed before the shipping description in a column captioned "HM". This indicates:
Hazardous materials
Non-hazardous products
An exception to the hazardous materials regulations
2. Most heavy vehicles require ________ change gears.
single clutching
double clutching
double shifting
3. When your drive wheels have poor traction, you should:
turn the retarder on.
turn the retarder off.
only use the retarder on the front wheels.
4. The manifest for transporting hazardous wastes must be:
signed by hand.
attached to the appropriate placard.
appear on both sides and ends of the vehicle.
5. If you are being tailgated, you should do all of the following except:
Reduce your speed gradually
Increase your following distance
Turn on your taillights
6. Hazardous materials should be loaded:
near heat sources.
away from heat sources.
even if some packages are leaking.
7. When going down a steep downgrade, you should primarily brake using:
the braking effect of the engine.
the service brakes.
the parking brake.
8. To recognize if the shipment includes hazardous materials, you should look at the shipping paper and:
look at the shapes of containers.
see if there are tanks with diamond labels or placards on the premises.
All of the above.
9. Your engine runs a pump used during delivery of compressed gas. After product transfer, you should:
turn off the engine before you unhook the hose.
turn off the engine while you unhook the hose.
turn off the engine after you unhook the hose.
10. The hazardous material ID number must appear:
on the package.
on the shipping paper.
All of the above.
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ME CDL Hazmat Test

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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