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 test. The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 24 questions correctly. Each question has three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Mississippi Professional Driver’s Manual. Questions come from the chapters covering: Hazardous Materials, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B and C CDL.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. When making tight maneuvers, it is important for a driver to:

Explanation
While regular mirror checks should always be part of your driving routine, you should make a particular point of checking the mirrors when changing lanes, turning, merging, or making tight maneuvers.

2. If your wheels being to spin when accelerating on a poor traction surface, you should:

Explanation
If your drive wheels begin to spin while accelerating on a surface with poor traction, you should remove your foot from the accelerator.

3. Column 2 of the Hazardous Materials Table contains:

Explanation
Column 2 of the Hazardous Materials Table lists the proper shipping names and descriptions of regulated materials.

4. If cargo containing hazardous materials is leaking but the driver does not have access to a phone, they should:

Explanation
If a cargo of hazardous materials begins to leak, do not move your vehicle any more than safety requires. If you continue to drive, an even larger area will become contaminated. Instead, you should park your vehicle, secure it, stay with the vehicle, and contact the proper emergency personnel. If you do not have access to a phone, you should send someone else to get help.

5. There may be restrictions on the transportation of explosives or hazardous waste in certain areas. These restrictions:

Explanation
Before transporting hazardous materials, you should research any restrictions that may apply to the routes you plan to take.

6. If transporting explosives:

Explanation
If transporting Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, you must follow a written route plan. Whenever placarded, avoid heavily populated areas, crowds, tunnels, narrow streets, and alleys. Be sure to research any restrictions that may apply to the routes you plan to take.
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