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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. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
once a year.
once every 24 hours.
at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
once every hundred miles.
2. Some packages of ________ bear a "transport index", which tells the degree of control needed during transportation.
corrosive liquids
radioactive materials
flammable liquids
3. When fueling a placarded vehicle, someone must always be:
within 15 feet of the pump with a fire extinguisher.
watching the fueling from a safe distance.
at the emergency power shut off for the pump.
None of the above.
4. The person watching the loading or unloading of a cargo tank must be within _______ of the tank.
15 feet
25 feet
5 feet
50 feet
5. ________ must choose the safest route to transport placarded radioactive materials.
The shipper
The carrier
The driver
All of the above.
6. When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you. Remember that:
every registered motor vehicle must have at least one mirror.
you should check your after the start of any trip to make sure they are properly adjusted.
there are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
convex mirrors make things look larger and closer than they really are.
7. Front-end header boards:
reduce traction.
protect drivers from cargo in case of an accident or emergency stop.
should never be used.
protect drivers from spilled cargo.
8. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
9. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
try to pass slower vehicles.
put the transmission in Neutral.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
not stop.
10. Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. When you press the brake pedal while driving and the pedal goes to the floor, remember that:
pumping the brake pedal may generate enough hydraulic pressure to stop the vehicle.
shifting into neutral may help slow the vehicle.
the parking brake should never used to slow the vehicle.
All of the above.
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CDL Hazmat Test MT

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