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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 Montana hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The MT CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Montana 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. 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.
changing lanes is always the best thing to do.
2. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is not working properly.
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS oil level is not adequate.
the ABS is in Neutral.
3. Who must certify that the package has been prepared according to the rules?
The helper
The shipper
The carrier
The driver
4. For a cargo fire in a box trailer, you should:
wait 10 minutes before opening the doors.
use the fire extinguisher on the doors.
open the doors immediately and use the fire extinguisher.
keep the doors shut.
5. When possible, you should park:
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
on the shoulder.
so you will have to back up when you leave.
on the roadway.
6. What factors can cause brakes to fade?
Dirt roads and in unpaved yards.
Slippery surfaces and shaded areas.
Gravel and tar.
Excessive heat and brakes out of adjustment.
7. If you must stop on a one-way or divided highway, you should place warning devices _______ toward the approaching traffic.
5, 25 and 50 feet
10, 100 and 200 feet
3, 15 and 45 feet
5, 50 and 500 feet
8. Drivers of vehicles transporting HazMat should:
compare the shipping paper to the markings and labels.
ensure that all relevant placards are carried in the passenger compartment.
ensure that all packages are labeled as flammable materials.
All of the above.
9. A shipping paper for HazMat must include:
a proper shipping description for each HazMat.
page numbers if the shipping paper has more than 1 page.
a shipper's certification signed by the shipper.
All of the above.
10. If radioactive material is involved in a leak or broken package:
do not touch the leaking package and drive to the nearest service station.
immediately contact the fire department.
clean the vehicle without touching the radioactive material.
do not use the vehicle until it is cleaned.
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MT CDL Hazmat Test

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