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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. If a package of explosives shows dampness, you should:
ask the shipper if you should transport the package.
take the appropriate security measures and transport the package.
decline transporting the package.
2. Whether or not they load and secure the cargo themselves, drivers are responsible for:
knowing the cargo does not obscure the view ahead or to the sides.
making sure the cargo does not restrict access to emergency equipment.
All of the above.
3. Which of these statements about using your mirrors is FALSE?
There are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you.
None of the above.
4. Who must certify that the package has been prepared according to the rules?
The shipper
The carrier
The driver
5. To know how much space you should keep in front of you:
estimate how many seconds it would take you to reach the vehicle ahead.
estimate how many vehicle lengths there are between you and the vehicle ahead.
wait until the vehicle ahead of you passes a clear landmark, then count off the seconds until you reach the same spot.
6. If your tires are hot, you should NOT:
stop to let the tires cool down.
let air out of the tires so the pressure goes back to normal.
drive until you correct the cause of the overheating.
7. You should flash your brake lights to warn drivers behind you when:
you see a bus stops in the roadway ahead to unload passengers.
you see a hazard that will require slowing down.
All of the above.
8. If you are being tailgated, you should:
speed up.
drive on the shoulder.
try to let the other vehicle pass.
9. After starting the engine the coolant temperature should:
rise quickly.
rise gradually.
slowly decrease.
10. When driving a 50 foot vehicle at 50 mph, how much space should you keep in front of you?
5 seconds
4 seconds
6 seconds
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VA CDL Hazmat Test

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