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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 Michigan CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The MI tanker test covers the following sections of the Michigan CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this MI tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. Liquid surge occurs in:
overfilled tanks.
empty tanks.
partially filed tanks.
2. Empty vans are:
the same height as fully loaded ones.
higher than fully loaded ones.
lower than fully loaded ones.
3. You should never load a cargo tank totally full. Why?
Liquids expand as they warm and you must leave room for the liquid to expand.
Liquids shrink when they freeze, which results in the so called "outage".
All of the above.
4. An Anti-lock Braking System:
increases a vehicle's stopping power.
keeps your wheels from locking when you brake hard.
increases the distamce required to stop on slippery surfaces.
5. The heavier the vehicle:
the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
the less work the brakes must do to stop it.
the higher the center of gravity will be.
6. Truck tractors with air brakes built after March 1, 1997, are required to be equipped with:
hydraulic brakes.
anti-lock brakes.
a rear backup camera.
7. A high center of gravity is most dangerous:
in curves.
when the tank is empty.
when driving below the speed limit.
8. The best way to recognize that your trailer has started to skid is:
by feeling the brakes come on.
by recognizing tire failure.
by seeing it in your mirrors.
9. When the wheels of a trailer lock up:
ABS will increase stopping power.
the trailer will tend to swing around.
the vehicle will gradually come to a complete stop.
10. When driving a tanker vehicle, the best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve and then _______ as you go through the curve.
brake lightly
downshift to the right gear
speed up slightly
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MI Tanker Test

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