After you pass the CDL test and gain some experience as a professional driver, there may come a point in time when you want to add an endorsement on to your CDL. One of the most common endorsements out there is the Hazardous Materials or HazMat endorsement. Adding the HazMat endorsement to a CDL allows drivers to haul materials such as explosives, gases, flammable solids, poisonous substances, radioactive material and more. So why would someone want to haul these dangerous materials?
Well, there are 2 main reasons to get a HazMat endorsement:
- loads with HazMat materials typically pay more money to the driver
- HazMat drivers can get more loads (accept loads other drivers legally cannot haul)
How To: Prepare for the HazMat Endorsement test?
Well, you could read the state CDL manual – but who has time for that? As Corbin says above, “it’s hard for me to read a book and keep my mind from wandering.” This is true for a lot of people and the CDL manual is no easy read.
So how do you make sure you’re ready for the test without reading the manual? Well,eGears has a CDL HazMat practice test with sample questions and answers that can save you a lot of time and money. After all, who wants to pay for a retest…or take the time to study again? After you work through our HazMat practice tests, you’ll know you’re ready to go! You’ve got things going on in your life, so don’t waste your time fumbling through the CDL manual. It’s well worth the $9.95 to get started today.