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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. The shipper must certify on the shipping paper:
that the shipment has been prepared according to the rules.
that the package contains hazardous materials.
that the package is safe.
Al of the above.
2. The height of the vehicle's center of gravity:
is very important for safe handling.
should only be a concern when driving in high winds.
should only be a concern when loading a vehicle.
should only be a concern when driving a vehicle.
3. If you must drive slowly, how should you alert following drivers?
Use your emergency flashers if it is legal
Help them out by signaling when it is safe to pass
Turn on your taillights
Flash your brake lights
4. Hydroplaning:
never occurs at speeds below 40 mph.
only happens when tire pressure is higher than normal.
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
only occurs at extremely high speeds.
5. Too little weight on the driving axles can cause:
mechanical damage.
poor visibility.
poor traction.
longer stopping distances.
6. When loading and unloading smaller tanks with bulkheads, the driver must pay attention to:
the emergency equipment.
the shipping papers.
weight distribution.
safe driving rules.
7. ________ is responsible for identifying the hazard class of the material when shipping.
The motor carrier
The driver
The shipper
The supply chain manager
8. Fully loaded rigs:
are just as likely to roll over as empty rigs.
are much more likely to roll over than empty rigs.
are less likely to roll over than empty rigs.
None of the above.
9. To avoid blinding others, you should dim your lights within _____  of an oncoming vehicle.
None of the above.
10. It may not be safe to operate at legal maximum weights:
in hot weather.
on two-way streets.
on highways.
during bad weather or in mountains.
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Tanker Test - MA CDL

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