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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 Alaska CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The AK tanker test covers the following sections of the Alaska CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this AK tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. With an engine fire, you should:
open the hood as soon as possible.
turn the engine off as soon as possible.
not shoot foam from the vehicle’s underside.
2. To reduce driver distraction, you should do all of the following except:
Plan your route before driving
Eat while driving.
Pre-program radio stations
3. How does liquid surge affect the handling of a tank vehicle?
It tends to push the truck in the direction the wave is moving.
It makes the road slippery.
It makes it easier to slow down to a safe speed.
4. Which of the following statements about retarders is NOT correct?
You should turn the retarder off whenever the road is wet, icy, or snow covered.
Retarders help you avoid skids.
Retarders help slow a vehicle, reducing the need for using brakes.
5. If you are carrying a heavy load that is slowing you down, you should:
drive in the right lane.
drive on the shoulder.
drive in the left lane.
6. With a dual air brake system:
each system has its own air tanks, hoses and lines.
each system shares air tanks.
each system shares the same lines and hoses.
7. If you are feeling sleepy, you should:
get some coffee.
pull off the road and rest.
slow down.
8. Before operating the vehicle, the driver should:
review the last vehicle inspection report.
should not review the vehicle inspection report and immediately try to find any vehicle defects.
rely on the last vehicle inspection and skip the pre-trip inspection.
9. Placards must be placed:
on the front only.
on the rear only.
on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle.
10. To avoid a crash:
stopping is always the safest thing to do.
stopping is not always the best thing to do.
swerving is always the worst thing to do.
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AK CDL Tanker Endorsement

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