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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. When driving at night, you should dim your lights within ______ of an oncoming vehicle.
500 feet.
300 feet.
250 feet.
400 feet.
2. Shipping papers:
must specify what hazmat is being transported.
should not be placed in the cab.
must be kept in electronic form.
must be placed on all sides of the vehicle.
3. Which of the following is true? If a HazMat is a Poison Inhalation Hazard:
the material will have special requirements for shipping papers.
a POISON INHALATION HAZARD placard must be used in addition to other placards.
a POISON INHALATION HAZARD placard must always be displayed even for small amounts.
All of the above.
4. Do you need to stop before a railroad-highway crossing if you are hauling 100 pounds of Division 4.3 (dangerous when wet) materials?
Only when you are driving and hear a siren coming.
Only if you are driving at night.
5. Which of the following statements about portable tanks is TRUE?
They are not permanently attached to a vehicle
They must show the lessee or owner's name
The product is loaded or unloaded while the portable tanks are off the vehicle
All of the above.
6. If your vehicle thumps or vibrates heavily, it may be a sign that:
the engine belt is loose.
the brakes have failed.
you need to shift up.
one of the tires has gone flat.
7. Whether or not they load and secure the cargo themselves, drivers are responsible for:
recognizing poorly balanced weight.
making sure the cargo does not restrict access to emergency equipment.
knowing the cargo does not obscure the view ahead or to the sides.
All of the above.
8. Unless excepted, shipping papers must list:
the colors of the materials.
an emergency response telephone number.
the address of the driver.
a proper description of the truck.
9. If radioactive material is involved in a leak or broken package:
do not touch the leaking package and drive to the nearest service station.
immediately contact the fire department.
do not use the vehicle until it is cleaned.
clean the vehicle without touching the radioactive material.
10. When travelling with cargo, inspect the securement of the cargo:
within the first 50 miles of a trip and then every 150 miles or every three hours.
only if the inspection report listed any problems that could cause a breakdown.
within the first 150 miles of a trip and then every 50 miles or every three hours.
None of the above.
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CDL Hazmat Test PA

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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