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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. With low beams, drivers can see ahead about:
250 feet
150 feet
15 feet
100 feet
2. Anti-lock brakes:
help you stop faster.
increase your stopping distance.
keep your brakes from locking up when you brake hard.
reduce the perception distance.
3. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
try to pass slower vehicles.
put the transmission in Neutral.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
not stop.
4. In mountain driving, to select a safe speed you should:
follow the vehicle in front of you.
go slightly faster than the speed limit.
select a speed that's not too fast for the weight of your vehicle and cargo, the length and steepness of the grade, and road and weather conditions.
go 5 mph slower than the vehicle ahead.
5. What is a safe haven?
The storage container tank where hazardous materials must be stored.
An approved place for parking unattended vehicles loaded with explosives.
The place where commercial drivers convicted for DUI must attend a one-week special driver education course.
A place where hazardous materials can be safely dumped.
6. Non-bulk packaging is a packaging which has:
a maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) a receptacle for a liquid.
a maximum net mass less than 400 kg (882 pounds) and a maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) or less as a receptacle for a solid.
a water capacity greater than 454 kg (1,000 pounds) or less as a receptacle for a gas.
All of the above.
7. Retarders:
help prevent accidents by applying extra braking power to the non-drive wheels.
apply their braking power whenever you push on the accelerator.
help slow a vehicle and reduce brake wear.
All of the above.
8. The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG):
is used nationwide because it was created by the US Department of Transportation.
is a guidebook for emergency personnel on how to protect themselves and the public from hazardous materials.
is indexed by the proper hazardous material shipping name and ID number.
All of the above.
9. ________ must choose the safest route to transport placarded radioactive materials.
The driver
The carrier
The shipper
All of the above.
10. If you are being tailgated, you should do all of the following except:
Try to let the other vehicle pass
Increase your following distance
Turn on your taillights
Reduce your speed gradually
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CDL Hazmat Test MA

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