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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 Dakota hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The ND CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the North Dakota 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 hazardous materials are spilling from your vehicle while you are driving:
try to find the source of the leak by smell.
continue driving in order to find a truck stop, phone booth or help.
touch the leaking material to make sure it's not water.
park the vehicle, secure the area and send someone else for help.
2. What is Gross Vehicle Weight?
The total weight of a single vehicle, including its load
The total weight of a single vehicle, excluding its load
The total weight of the cargo
The total weight of a combination of vehicles excluding the load
3. Placards are:
signs that warn others to stay at least 500 feet away from the vehicle.
signs put on the outside of a vehicle that identify the hazard class of the cargo.
used to warn others when the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeds 10,000 pounds.
signs put on the inside of a vehicle that remind the driver of the type of cargo he or she is carrying.
4. If you discover a cargo leak, you should call for help and:
use shipping papers to identify the leaking material.
continue driving in order to find a truck stop.
touch the leaking HazMat to identify the material.
try to identify the material by smell.
5. When moving Division 1.1 or 1.2 materials, the floor liner you use must be:
either non-metallic material or non-ferrous metal.
ferrous metal.
None of the above.
6. When transporting hazardous materials, you, as a driver, are responsible for:
reporting incidents and accidents involving hazardous materials to the proper government agency.
certifying on the shipping paper that the shipment has been prepared according to the rules.
marking containers of hazardous material with the material’s name, ID number, and hazard label.
refusing leaking packages and shipments.
7. Who must certify that the package has been prepared according to the rules?
The shipper
The helper
The carrier
The driver
8. Placards must be placed:
on the rear only.
on the front only.
on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle.
on the driver's side of the vehicle.
9. When possible, you should park:
so you will have to back up when you leave.
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
on the shoulder.
on the roadway.
10. Air brakes use ________ to make the brakes work.
compressed air
compressed gases
compressed gas cylinders
compressed oil
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ND CDL Hazmat Test

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