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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 Vermont hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The VT CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Vermont 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. Why should you check your mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you?
To know whether you can make a quick lane change in an emergency.
To move out of their way if they want to get past.
To flash the brake lights if you are being tailgated.
2. Which of the following hazard classes bears a "transport index" in order to determine how much of it can be loaded on a single vehicle for transport?
Class 7 (Radioactive Materials)
Class 8 (Corrosive Liquids)
Class 3 (Flammable Liquids)
3. Which of the following statements about backing heavy vehicles is true?
Back to the right side so that you can see better.
Always back as quickly as possible.
You should avoid backing whenever you can.
4. When stopping you should push the brake pedal down:
5. What is used to warn others of HazMat?
Flashing lights
Security envelopes
6. Who must provide emergency response information?
The shipper
The driver
The carrier
7. If a package of explosives shows dampness, you should:
take the appropriate security measures and transport the package.
ask the shipper if you should transport the package.
decline transporting the package.
8. Rough acceleration can cause:
mechanical damage.
tire damage.
damage electrical and brake lines.
9. If you are at the scene of an incident involving hazardous materials, you should:
write description of the scene on the shipping paper.
avoid warn others of the danger as this could caus a panic attack.
keep people far away and upwind.
10. If you are driving on a slippery road, you should:
adjust your speed to conditions.
apply the brakes during turns.
decrease your following distance.
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CDL Hazmat Test VT

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