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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 Kansas CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The KS tanker test covers the following sections of the Kansas CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this KS tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. Liquid surge occurs in:
empty tanks.
overfilled tanks.
partially filed tanks.
All of the above.
2. If your brakes fail while you are driving on a downgrade, you should:
use an escape ramp if it's available.
take the least hazardous escape route you can.
immediately start looking outside your vehicle for something to stop it.
All of the above.
3. Explosives, flammable gases and flammable liquids should not be placed in a cargo space that has:
a heater.
an air conditioner.
reflective triangles.
4. Hauling liquids in tanks requires special skills because of:
the high center of gravity.
a greater chance of rollover.
liquid movement.
All of the above.
5. Your vehicle may take longer to stop:
if the road is dry.
if the tank is full of dense liquid.
if you are driving in hot weather.
if the tank is empty.
6. Hazardous materials are labelled with a __________ label.
7. What is Gross Vehicle Weight?
The total weight of a combination of vehicles excluding the load
The total weight of a single vehicle, excluding its load
The total weight of the cargo
The total weight of a single vehicle, including its load
8. What results from movement of the liquid in partially filled tanks?
Liquid waves
Liquid splashes
Liquid flow through
Liquid surge
9. Hazardous materials should be loaded:
away from heat sources.
near heat sources.
at night.
even if some packages are leaking.
10. Empty trucks:
stop quicker when you use only the emergency or parking brake.
require greater stopping distances than full trucks.
have more traction than full trucks.
None of the above.
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KS CDL Tanker Test

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