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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 Michigan hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The MI CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Michigan 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 the following is NOT a reason for hydraulic brake failure?
Brake fade on long hills
Stab braking
Loss of hydraulic pressure
2. If hazardous materials are spilling from your vehicle, do not move it:
any more than safety requires.
any more than 500 feet.
unless you are instructed to do so by a law enforcement officer.
3. To avoid a hazard:
driving on the shoulder of the road is always the best thing to do.
stopping is always the best thing to do.
steering away from what is ahead may be the best thing to do.
4. Who must provide emergency response information?
The carrier
The shipper
The driver
5. When backing a truck you should:
always rely on your mirrors.
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
look straight ahead.
6. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
once every hundred miles.
once a year.
7. RQ stands for:
Related Quantity
Reportable Quantity
Relative Quality
8. If a material is transported in a reportable quantity, the shipper displays the letters ___ on the shipping paper and package.
9. The hazardous material ID number must appear:
on the shipping paper.
on the package.
All of the above.
10. To obtain the HazMat endorsement, you must pass a ________ background check.
Local Department of Security
Transportation Security Administration
Law Enfrocement Agency
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CDL Hazmat Test MI

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