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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 West Virginia hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The WV CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the West 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. How many reflective triangles/emergency reflectors should you carry?
2. Overloading can have bad effects on all of the following except:
Speed control
Exhaust system
3. To obtain the HazMat endorsement, you must pass a ________ background check.
Local Department of Security
Transportation Security Administration
Law Enfrocement Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
4. Never drive a placarded vehicle near open fires unless:
the vehicle is equipped with fire sprinklers.
the vehicle is vehicle transporting explosives.
you can safely pass the fire without stopping.
All of the above.
5. Before transporting sealed loads, you should check that:
the load can be inspected.
the seal numbers match the placard numbers.
the load is properly secured.
All of the above.
6. During a hazardous materials emergency, you should:
keep everyone away.
prevent smoking and keep open flames away.
warn others of the danger.
All of the above.
7. When conducting a pre-trip inspection:
the inspection report should only be reviewed if you will be carrying passengers.
you should review the last vehicle inspection report.
the vehicle inspection report should not be reviewed unless your supervisor tells you to do so.
None of the above.
8. If your vehicle has an accident while carrying explosives, before separating the vehicles involved in the collision you should:
remove all explosives and place them at least 200 feet from the vehicles and occupied buildings.
wait at least 30 minutes.
ask bystanders for help.
None of the above.
9. When it comes to hazardous materials, the technical name is:
the name that identifies the hazard class of the cargo.
a medical term used by emergency personnel, currently used in scientific and technical texts, handbooks, journals.
a specific chemical that makes the product hazardous.
the generic shipping name of that material.
10. ________ must choose the safest route to transport placarded radioactive materials.
The driver
The shipper
The carrier
All of the above.
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WV CDL Hazmat Test

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