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The tanker endorsement applies to drivers who wish to drive a tank in Class A, B, or C CDL. To add this endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass a knowledge test on the problems posed by large volume liquid cargos. The Alabama CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The AL tanker test covers the following sections of the Alabama CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this AL tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. Tire load is defined as:
the minimum safe weight a tire can carry at a specified pressure.
the minimum tire pressure.
the maximum safe weight a tire can carry at a specified pressure.
the weight transmitted to the ground by 1 tire.
2. The parking brake:
should be used when driving in bad weather.
should be used whenever you park.
should be used when you need to apply the brakes firmly.
All of the above.
3. If your brakes fail on a steep mountain downgrade, you should:
change lanes after making sure there is enough room.
leave the road immediately.
go right if the shoulder is clear.
use an escape ramp if it is available.
4. Before operating the vehicle, the driver should:
rely on the last vehicle inspection and skip theĀ pre-trip inspection.
should not review the vehicle inspection report and immediately try to find any vehicle defects.
review the last vehicle inspection report.
None of the above.
5. To know how much space you should keep in front of you:
estimate how many seconds it would take you to reach the vehicle ahead.
wait until the vehicle ahead of you passes a clear landmark, then count off the seconds until you reach the same spot.
estimate how many vehicle lengths there are between you and the vehicle ahead.
None of the above.
6. While driving, you should keep the shipping papers:
in the sleeping compartment.
on the driver's seat.
under the seat.
within reach.
7. Road surfaces where water collects can create conditions that cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Which of the following is an indication of standing water?
Tire splashes
Raindrops on the road
Clear reflections
All of the above.
8. When checking the engine compartmentĀ in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Engine oil level
Windshield washer fluid level
Coolant level in radiator
Shock absorbers
9. Most heavy-duty vehicles use:
pressure brakes.
hydraulic brakes.
air brakes.
solid brakes.
10. Another name for front-end header boards is:
cargo stopper.
head belt.
containerized racks.
headache racks.
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Tanker Test - AL CDL

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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