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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 South Carolina hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The SC CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the South 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. The emergency response information must include all of the following except:
Risks of fire or explosion
The basic description and technical name
Immediate hazards to health
Value of the materials.
2. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
try to pass slower vehicles.
put the transmission in Neutral.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
not stop.
3. You should flash your brake lights to warn drivers behind you when:
you see you'll need to slow down.
you see a hazard that will require slowing down.
you see a bus stops in the roadway ahead to unload passengers.
All of the above.
4. Which of the following statements about backing heavy vehicles is true?
Back to the right side so that you can see better.
You should avoid backing whenever you can.
The helper should stand where you cannot see the helper.
Always back as quickly as possible.
5. When driving at night, you should dim your lights within ______ of an oncoming vehicle.
300 feet.
250 feet.
500 feet.
400 feet.
6. If you are at the scene of an incident involving hazardous materials, you should:
avoid warn others of the danger as this could caus a panic attack.
write description of the scene on the shipping paper.
keep people far away and upwind.
All of the above.
7. If you're feeling tired while driving you should:
increase your speed to get to your destination quicker.
drink coffee.
stop driving and get some rest.
eat something.
8. A vehicle contains 500 pounds each of explosives A and B. Federal rules require placarding with:
Explosives B placards.
"Dangerous" placards.
Explosive A placards.
None of the above.
9. Drivers transporting chlorine in cargo tanks must:
follow strict procedures for loading, unloading, and transporting the chlorine to minimize the risk of leaks or spills.
have an approved gas mask in the vehicle.
have an emergency kit for controlling leaks in dome cover plate fittings on the cargo tank.
All of the above.
10. RQ stands for:
Reportable Quantity
Related Quality
Relative Quality
Related Quantity
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SC CDL Hazmat Test

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