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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 Nebraska CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The NE tanker test covers the following sections of the Nebraska CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this NE tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. When driving a 60-foot truck at 50 mph, your minimum following distance should be:
3 seconds
6 seconds
7 seconds
5 seconds
2. If you must drive slowly, how should you alert following drivers?
Help them out by signaling when it is safe to pass
Use your emergency flashers if it is legal
Flash your brake lights
Turn on your taillights
3. Rims with welding repairs:
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
are acceptable only when carrying a heavy load.
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
are not safe.
4. When should you downshift automatic transmissions?
When going down steep grades.
When you start to get drowsy.
Watch your tachometer, and downshift when your engine reaches the top of the range.
When you want to go faster.
5. During freezing weather, which area is most likely to be slippery after it rains?
Roads that look wet.
Shaded areas.
All of the above.
6. 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.
speed up slightly
reduce your speed
downshift to the right gear
brake lightly
7. If the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours:
it will usually take longer to stop.
it will take the same amount of time to stop.
it can probably stop faster than you can.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following is a clue suggesting a shipment of HazMat?
Type of package is being shipped.
The type of business is the shipper is in.
Tanks with diamond labels or placards on the premises.
All of the above.
9. When going down grades, you should:
shift up.
rely solely on engine braking to reduce your speed.
put the transmission in Neutral.
downshift to a lower gear.
10. The minimum amount of tread for rear tires is:
1/8 of an inch
1/64 of an inch
2/32 of an inch
1/32 of an inch
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NE Tanker CDL Test

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