HazMat

This endorsement is required to haul hazardous materials as defined in Title 49, CFR, §383.5. To receive this endorsement, drivers must also pass a Transportation Security Administration background.. Read More

This endorsement is required to haul hazardous materials as defined in Title 49, CFR, §383.5. To receive this endorsement, drivers must also pass a Transportation Security Administration background check. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a written test. The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 24 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Study Guide. Questions come from the chapters covering: Driving Safely and Hazardous Materials. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B and C CDL.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. To ensure you do not interfere with traffic while driving a heavy vehicle, you should:

Explanation
If the weight of your vehicle prevents you from matching the speed of surrounding traffic, you should stay in the right lane, if possible.

2. How do you label a hazardous material if the proper label will not fit on the material's package?

Explanation
If a hazardous materials label will not fit on a package, it may be placed on a tag that is securely attached to the package.

3. A pre-trip vehicle inspection:

Explanation
Drivers are required by state and federal law to inspect their vehicles before beginning to drive.

4. Belts in the engine compartment should be:

Explanation
When inspecting your vehicle's engine, check the belts for tightness and excessive wear. The amount of "give" that is safe for each belt in a given engine will vary, so learn what is appropriate for your vehicle.

5. When it is difficult for others to see your vehicle, such as at dawn or dusk, you can help other drivers by:

Explanation
At times when visibility is low, you should turn your headlights on to the low beam setting. If you are having a difficult time seeing others, they are probably having a difficult time seeing you.

6. Leaking shock absorbers:

Explanation
The suspension system keeps a vehicle's axles in place. Damaged suspension parts, such as leaking shock absorbers, may be potentially dangerous defects on a vehicle.
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