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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. When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you. Remember that:
convex mirrors make things look larger and closer than they really are.
every registered motor vehicle must have at least one mirror.
you should check your after the start of any trip to make sure they are properly adjusted.
there are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
2. If the drive wheels start to skid:
accelerate slightly to regain control.
use the brakes to slow down.
push in the clutch to let them turn freely.
All of the above.
3. ABS:
causes your wheels to lock when you break hard.
is not required on newer trucks.
gives you more control when you brake.
helps increase brake pressure.
4. When driving in very hot weather, you may have to:
decrease your following distance.
watch out for black ice.
increase your speed until the tires cool off.
reduce your speed to prevent overheating.
5. If a material is transported in a reportable quantity, the shipper displays the letters ___ on the shipping paper and package.
6. 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.
7. If another vehicle is following closely, you should NOT:
make it difficult for the tailgater to get around you.
avoid quick changes.
increase your following distance.
speed up.
8. If you have to drive off the road, you should:
brake as hard as you can to maintain control.
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
leave the road completely.
fully apply the brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
9. ________ must choose the safest route to transport placarded radioactive materials.
The carrier
The shipper
The driver
All of the above.
10. When you are out of the vehicle, you must keep shipping papers related to hazardous materials:
in a pouch on the driver's door.
on the driver's seat.
in a locked glove compartment.
None of the above.
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SC CDL Hazmat Test

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