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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. When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:
avoid eye contact.
call the police, if you have a cell phone and can do it safely.
All of the above.
2. Never drive a placarded vehicle near open fires unless:
the vehicle is vehicle transporting explosives.
you can safely pass the fire without stopping.
the vehicle is equipped with fire sprinklers.
3. Which of the following is NOT correct? Anti-lock brakes:
require drivers to apply the brakes as hard as they can without locking the wheels.
help drivers avoid skids caused by over braking.
give drivers more control over the vehicle during braking.
4. Before transporting sealed loads, you should check that:
the load is properly secured.
the load can be inspected.
the seal numbers match the placard numbers.
5. If you have convex mirrors, be aware that:
objects seem closer than they really are.
in a convex mirror objects appears larger than they really are.
everything appears smaller in a convex mirror than it would if you were looking at it directly.
6. When conducting a pre-trip inspection:
you should review the last vehicle inspection report.
the vehicle inspection report should not be reviewed unless your supervisor tells you to do so.
the inspection report should only be reviewed if you will be carrying passengers.
7. When going down grades, you should:
shift up.
put the transmission in Neutral.
downshift to a lower gear.
8. When fueling a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials:
you may leave the engine on, unless a sign requires you to turn it off.
someone with a fire extinguisher must be within 10 feet of the pump.
someone must always be at the nozzle, controlling fuel flow.
9. Drivers transporting chlorine in cargo tanks must have:
an approved gas mask in the vehicle.
an emergency kit for controlling leaks in dome cover plate fittings on the cargo tank.
All of the above.
10. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
change lanes quickly.
maintain your safe following distance.
quickly pass the vehicle.
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CDL Hazmat Test ME

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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