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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 Pennsylvania hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The PA CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Pennsylvania 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 obtain the HazMat endorsement, you must pass a ________ background check.
Transportation Security Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Local Department of Security
Law Enfrocement Agency
2. A vehicle inspection should be done:
differently each time, so you are less likely to forget something.
by a helper whenever possible.
once every month.
the same way each time so you are less likely to forget something.
3. If the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours:
it can probably stop faster than you can.
it will usually take longer to stop.
it will take the same amount of time to stop.
All of the above.
4. When you're going uphill and a heavy load is slowing you down, you should:
shift into a lower gear.
drive on the shoulder if you can.
stay in the left lane if you can.
pass another slow vehicle to gain speed.
5. Strong winds can make it difficult to stay in your lane, especially when:
going into tunnels.
driving alongside other vehicles.
driving at speeds below 40 mph.
coming out of tunnels.
6. If hazardous materials are spilling from your vehicle while you are driving, after parking the vehicle do NOT:
secure the area.
stay there.
try to find the source of the leak by smell.
send someone else for help.
7. Some packages of ________ bear a "transport index", which tells the degree of control needed during transportation.
flammable liquids
corrosive liquids
radioactive materials
8. If you have a HazMat endorsement and renounce your U.S. citizenship:
you may keep your endorsement if you pass the exam for non-U.S. citizens.
you may keep your endorsement until your next license renewal date.
you may transfer your endorsement to a trusted U.S. citizen.
you will lose your HazMat endorsement.
9. Do not load animal or human food in the same vehicle with:
10. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
change lanes quickly.
quickly pass the vehicle.
maintain your safe following distance.
sound your horn.
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PA CDL Hazmat Test

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