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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 Virginia hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The VA CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Virginia 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 traveling with Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, do not park within _____ of a building.
50 feet
300 feet
150 feet
2. Brake fade results from, and is affected by:
excessive heat caused by using the brakes too much.
brakes out of adjustment.
All of the above.
3. With low beams, drivers can see ahead about:
250 feet
100 feet
15 feet
4. A vehicle inspection should be done:
differently each time, so you are less likely to forget something.
once every month.
the same way each time so you are less likely to forget something.
5. The two main places on which the hazardous materials identification number must appear are:
the shipping paper and the driver's ID.
the license plate and the package.
the shipping paper and the package
6. At the shipper’s dock you are given a paper for 100 cartons of battery acid. If you already have 100 pounds of silver cyanide on board, what precautions do you have to take?
Load the battery acid on top of the silver cyanide.
Load the battery acid so the liquid won't spill.
Do not load the battery acid.
7. 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
All of the above.
8. A shipping paper for hazardous materials must include:
page numbers if the shipping paper has more than 1 page.
a shipper's certification, signed by the shipper, saying they prepared the shipment according to the regulations.
All of the above.
9. If you are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 35 mph, you should leave at least _____ between you and the vehicle ahead.
3 seconds
5 seconds
4 seconds
10. ABS:
is not required on newer trucks.
causes your wheels to lock when you break hard.
gives you more control when you brake.
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VA CDL Hazmat Test

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