The No. 1 FREE Hazardous Materials HAZMAT Practice Test. 70+ practice quiz questions and answers for the CDL HazMat Endorsement Test. This is the second in a series of HAZMAT CDL practice tests that are needed to prepare for the CDL exams.

We know that taking the HAZMAT test as part of your CDL permit can cause anxiety in even the most confident driver. That is why we designed this free HAZMAT practice test so that you can practice and get an idea of what types of questions will be asked on the actual test at the DMV.


HAZMAT Test 02

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Which of these is an acceptable place to keep shipping papers describing hazardous materials when you are on the move?

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You may not carry explosives in a combination rig if another trailer in the combination is carrying...?

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The first thing to do before loading or unloading HAZMAT is...?

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Which of these materials must never be transported in containers with interconnections?

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Which of these HAZMATs only requires placards on your vehicle if you are carrying 1001 pounds or more of them?

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Except for vehicle operation necessities such as refueling, if you are carrying Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives you must not park within what distance of a bridge, tunnel or building?

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If you are carrying a placarded cargo, you must always stop and look for trains no closer than how far from the nearest rail at a railroad crossing?

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If you are carrying HAZMAT waste you must only pass it over to...?

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HAZMAT placards must appear on a vehicle...?

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Which of these materials is it prohibited to have an overhang or tailgate loads of?

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You should only attempt to fight a HAZMAT fire if...?

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Which of these HAZMATs requires placards on your vehicle if there is any amount of them in your cargo, regardless of weight?

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Which of these must you never do whilst loading or unloading hazardous materials?

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In which of these circumstances is it permissible to move an improperly placarded vehicle?

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Identification numbers of hazardous materials in portable and cargo tanks must be identified with placards that have...?

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When loading or unloading of cargo tank you must have a qualified person watching who must be within what distance?

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Transporting any HAZMAT which is leaking from its packaging is...?

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HAZMAT placards must be posted at least what distance from any other markings?

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In which of these situations when carrying Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives is it acceptable to have your vehicle watched by another person while you are away?

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If a package for the shipping papers include the words Inhalation Hazard, you must display what placard in addition to any other placards needed by the product's hazard class?

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A person attending a placarded HAZMAT vehicle must remain within clear view of it and no further than what distance away?

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If you are carrying Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives, you must not park them within what distance of the traveled part of the road?

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HAZMAT placards must be displayed on a background...?

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It is compulsory for driver transporting chlorine to carry what in their vehicle?

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Before loading any explosives you must...?

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Commercial drivers can do much more with their CDL license by applying for endorsements. As with regular driver licenses, CDLs offer a range of classes and endorsements that can increase your employment opportunities, although different CDL classes and endorsements typically come at a cost. The CDL HAZMAT endorsement is one of the most sought-after endorsements that can come with a broader range of employment opportunities with greater compensation.

There are three types of CDL classes that determine the type of vehicle you may drive and how much you may tow. A Class A CDL class allows you to operate a vehicle with a GCWR of 26,001 if the vehicle you tow weighs more than 10,000 and a Class B CDL allows you to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or operate any vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 GVWR. With a Class C CDL, you can operate a Class C vehicle that transports hazardous materials.