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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 North Carolina hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The NC CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the North Carolina 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 conducting a pre-trip inspection:
the inspection report should only be reviewed if you will be carrying passengers.
the vehicle inspection report should not be reviewed unless your supervisor tells you to do so.
you should review the last vehicle inspection report.
None of the above.
2. Hazardous materials include all of the following except:
3. When backing a trailer, turn the wheel right to make the cab go ________ and the trailer go ________.
left; right
left; left
right; right
right; left
4. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
5. ID numbers are a _____ code used by first responders to identify hazardous materials.
6. Whether or not they load and secure the cargo themselves, drivers are responsible for:
knowing the cargo does not obscure the view ahead or to the sides.
recognizing poorly balanced weight.
making sure the cargo does not restrict access to emergency equipment.
All of the above.
7. To find out if a shipment includes hazardous materials, you should:
carefully inspect every package and container.
Turn your engine off, then check the cargo.
look at the shipping papers.
look for a hazardous material spill.
8. _________ helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards.
The Federal Transportation Organization
The National Prevention Network
The National Chemical Network
The National Response Center
9. You are inspecting your vehicle during a trip. What should you do?
Use your senses to check for problems.
Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
Check critical items such as tires, brakes, and lights.
All of the above.
10. If your vehicle does not have racks to hold cylinders of compressed gas, the cylinders must be:
held upright.
less than half of the cargo.
bundled together with steel strapping.
held upside down.
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CDL Hazmat Test NC

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