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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. To transport hazardous materials, drivers need:
a CDL license with hazardous material endorsement.
a CDL license with a tank endorsement.
a CDL license only.
2. When conducting a pre-trip inspection:
you should review the last vehicle inspection report.
the vehicle inspection report should not be reviewed unless your supervisor tells you to do so.
the inspection report should only be reviewed if you will be carrying passengers.
3. If you have to drive off the road, you should:
fully apply the brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
brake as hard as you can to maintain control.
4. Most heavy-duty vehicles use:
hydraulic brakes.
air brakes.
solid brakes.
5. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
not turn off all communication devices.
adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
not engage in complex conversations with others.
6. A driver distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving, such as:
adjusting the radio.
All of the above.
7. When moving Division 1.1 or 1.2 materials, the floor liner you use must be:
ferrous metal.
either non-metallic material or non-ferrous metal.
8. You are inspecting your vehicle during a trip. What should you do?
Check critical items such as tires, brakes, and lights.
Use your senses to check for problems.
All of the above.
9. Overloading can have negative effects on:
All of the above.
10. Which of the following is NOT a reason for hydraulic brake failure?
Brake fade on long hills
Stab braking
Loss of hydraulic pressure
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CDL Hazmat Test VA

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