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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 New York hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The NY CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the New York 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. When backing a truck you should:
look straight ahead.
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
always rely on your mirrors.
back and turn toward the right side.
2. Shipping papers:
should not be placed in the cab.
must specify what hazmat is being transported.
must be placed on all sides of the vehicle.
must be kept in electronic form.
3. After starting the engine the coolant temperature should:
hold steady.
rise gradually.
slowly decrease.
rise quickly.
4. If a shipping paper describes both hazardous and non-hazardous products, the hazardous materials must be:
listed in yellow ink.
listed at the bottom.
in the same color as the non-hazardous materials.
highlighted in a contrasting color.
5. If the letter "G" appears in Column 1 of the Hazardous Materials Table, the description must also include:
the shipper's name.
the source of the HazMat.
the technical name of the HazMat.
the hazard class or division.
6. Placards are:
devices placed below a vehicle to improve traction.
signs placed on a vehicle to identify the hazard class of the cargo.
a type of safety equipment.
signs put inside a vehicle used to warn others of hazardous materials.
7. Highway curves should be taken _________ the posted speed limit.
well below
slightly below
slightly above
8. ________ must choose the safest route to transport placarded radioactive materials.
The carrier
The driver
The shipper
All of the above.
9. When fueling a vehicle containing hazardous materials, you should:
leave the nozzle unattended.
leave the engine on.
call your supervisor.
turn off the engine.
10. When backing a trailer, turn the wheel right to make the cab go ________ and the trailer go ________.
right; right
left; left
left; right
right; left
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CDL Hazmat Test NY

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