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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 Massachusetts CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The MA tanker test covers the following sections of the Massachusetts CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this MA tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. When driving a 50-foot truck at 40 mph, your minimum following distance should be:
8 seconds
4 seconds
5 seconds
6 seconds
2. If your trailer starts to skid, you should:
release the brakes.
steer in the opposite direction.
lock the brakes.
pump the brakes.
3. Under a pressurized system, the radiator cap:
should never be removed until the system has cooled.
should never be hot.
should be removed when the coolant is hot.
should always be cool.
4. Before loading or unloading any flammable liquids, you should:
light up a cigarette.
start the engine.
turn on the headlights.
turn off the engine.
5. The amount of liquid to load into a tank depends on:
the weight of the liquid.
the amount the liquid will expand in transit.
legal weight limits.
All of the above.
6. To control liquid surge, when stopping you should:
not keep a steady pressure on the brakes.
not brake far in advance of a stop.
not release the brakes too soon.
All of the above.
7. For hazardous waste, shippers must keep a copy of shipping papers for _______  after the material is accepted by the initial carrier.
3 years
6 months
1 year
2 years
8. In the Hazardous Material Table, what is in Column 3?
The hazard class or division
The special provisions of the material
The HazMat shipping name
The HazMat description
9. Dual tires:
should always come in contact with each other.
should not come in contact with each other.
should come in contact with each other whenever possible.
are dangerous.
10. Empty trucks require greater stopping distances. True or False?
False, but only for trucks built on or after March 1, 1998.
True, but only on wet surfaces.
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MA CDL Tanker Test

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