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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. If a shipping paper describes both hazardous and non-hazardous products, the hazardous materials must be:
listed in yellow ink.
highlighted in a contrasting color.
listed at the bottom.
in the same color as the non-hazardous materials.
2. When you're going uphill and a heavy load is slowing you down, you should:
shift into a lower gear.
stay in the left lane if you can.
drive on the shoulder if you can.
pass another slow vehicle to gain speed.
3. ID numbers are a _____ code used by first responders to identify hazardous materials.
4. If you have to drive off the road, you should:
brake as hard as you can to maintain control.
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
fully apply the brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
leave the road completely.
5. HAZMAT placards are:
optional signs
speed signs
warning signs
regulatory signs
6. When backing a truck you should:
always rely on your mirrors.
look straight ahead.
back and turn toward the right side.
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
7. Shippers must warn drivers and others about the material's hazards:
by placing the transmission in Neutral.
by placing a red triangle with an orange center on the vehicle.
by making a written report each day on the condition of the material.
by putting hazard warning labels on packages.
8. Cargo tanks are:
bulk packaging temporarily attached to a vehicle.
bulk packaging permanently attached to a vehicle.
required to be loaded separately.
military vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.
9. If your vehicle thumps or vibrates heavily, it may be a sign that:
the brakes have failed.
one of the tires has gone flat.
the engine belt is loose.
you need to shift up.
10. When your drive wheels have poor traction, you should:
turn the retarder off.
only use the retarder on the rear wheels.
turn the retarder on.
only use the retarder on the front wheels.
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MA CDL Hazmat Test

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