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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 Maine CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The ME tanker test covers the following sections of the Maine CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this ME tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
the springs to put on the brakes.
a fire if spilled fuel is on the ground.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
2. You should be extremely cautious when driving unbaffled liquid tankers, especially when:
starting or stopping.
going uphill.
they are empty.
3. When loading and unloading smaller tanks with bulkheads, the driver must pay attention to:
weight distribution.
safe driving rules.
the shipping papers.
4. Which of the following will NOT help you prevent rollover?
Using the controlled braking method.
Driving slowly around turns.
Keeping the cargo as close to the ground as possible.
5. Rims with welding repairs:
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
are not safe.
6. The tire load for each tire is stated:
on the side of the tire.
on the inside of the tire.
on the tread of the tire.
7. If a drawbridge does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you should:
drive through the drawbridge with caution.
stop and look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing.
stop at least 5 feet before the draw of the bridge.
8. If driving a heavy vehicle, you should:
stay in the left lane.
try to pass other vehicles going uphill.
stay in the right lane.
9. It may not be safe to operate at legal maximum weights:
on two-way streets.
during bad weather or in mountains.
in hot weather.
10. Liquid surge occurs in:
overfilled tanks.
empty tanks.
partially filed tanks.
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ME Tanker CDL Test

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