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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. Which of these statements about using your mirrors is FALSE?
When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you.
There are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
None of the above.
2. When driving on slippery roads, you should NOT:
go slowly.
try to anticipate stops early.
use the engine brake.
3. Shippers must warn drivers and others about the material's hazards:
by making a written report each day on the condition of the material.
by putting hazard warning labels on packages.
by placing a red triangle with an orange center on the vehicle.
4. Empty trucks have the best braking. True or False?
It depends on the cargo.
5. Which of the following may have reduced the clearances since the heights were posted at bridges and overpasses?
The weight of a cargo
Repaving of the road
6. Drivers transporting Class A or B explosives must:
have the carrier’s insurance policy.
have a written route plan and follow that plan.
choose the safest route to transport.
7. When they package the materials, shippers must:
make them easy to identify.
make them easy to handle.
All of the above.
8. How many reflective triangles/emergency reflectors should you carry?
9. In mountain driving, to select a safe speed you should:
go 5 mph slower than the vehicle ahead.
select a speed that's not too fast for the weight of your vehicle and cargo, the lenght and steepness of the grade, and road and weather conditions.
follow the vehicle in front of you.
10. Placards should be placed at least ______ away from any other markings.
3 inches
7 inches
6 inches
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Hazmat CDL 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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