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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 Massachusetts hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The MA CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Massachusetts 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. 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.
All of the above.
2. To know if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, look for:
a yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
an ABS placard.
the ABS shipping paper.
the ABS logo on the steering wheel.
3. At a rest area, you discover your hazardous materials shipments is leaking. There is no phone around. You should:
never park your vehicle.
send someone else for help and give that person all of the necessary information.
continue driving in order to find a phone.
keep driving slowly until you reach a truck stop.
4. Placards are:
a type of safety equipment.
signs placed on a vehicle to identify the hazard class of the cargo.
signs put inside a vehicle used to warn others of hazardous materials.
devices placed below a vehicle to improve traction.
5. You should always try to back toward the driver's side because:
you can more easily correct any steering errors.
you can watch the rear of your vehicle out the side window.
backing toward the left side is more dangerous.
None of the above.
6. Containers of hazardous materials must:
be made of cardboard.
not be braced.
be opened regularly to check their contents.
None of the above.
7. If your vehicle is placarded, carries any amount of chlorine or has cargo tanks used for hazardous materials, you must stop _______ feet before the nearest railroad track.
100 to 200
15 to 50
5 to 15
50 to 100
8. Shipping papers should be:
easily seen from the direction they face.
placed in the passenger compartment.
easily seen by someone entering the cab.
placed on all sides of the vehicle.
9. The posted speed limit:
is only a suggestion.
should never be exceeded.
should only be exceeded when passing other vehicles.
may only be exceeded when driving in rural areas.
10. A placarded vehicle must have at least ___ identical placards.
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MA CDL Hazmat Test

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