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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. Unbaffled liquid tankers have nothing inside to slow down the flow of the liquid. Therefore:
top-to-bottom surge is very strong.
forward-and-back surge is very strong.
side-to-side surge is very strong.
2. Road surfaces where water collects can create conditions that cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Which of the following is an indication of standing water?
Clear reflections
Tire splashes
All of the above.
3. Emergency brakes are:
not required on doubles.
required on all vehicles.
not required on buses.
4. Which of the following vehicles is most likely to turn over?
Triple trailer
65 ft. conventional double
3 axle tractor semitrailer
5. To control surge, you should:
keep a steady pressure on the brakes.
brake far in advance of a stop.
All of the above.
6. On a tractor-trailer equipped with a trailer brake hand valve, the hand valve can be used to:
prevent movement of cargo.
hold compressed air.
keep from rolling back.
7. On any upgrade, gravity:
doubles your speed.
speed you up.
slows you down.
8. To obtain the HazMat endorsement, you must pass a ________ background check.
LocalĀ Department of Security
Law Enfrocement Agency
Transportation Security Administration
9. When driving a tanker, liquid surge:
should notĀ  be a concern.
can have bad effects on handling.
results from movement of the liquid in full tanks.
10. If you must drive slowly, how should you alert following drivers?
Turn on your taillights
Use your emergency flashers if it is legal
Flash your brake lights
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MI Tanker CDL Test

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