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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 New Mexico CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The NM tanker test covers the following sections of the New Mexico CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this NM tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. When traveling with Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, do not park within _____ of a building.
150 feet
300 feet
50 feet
2. ______ are _____ that have holes in them to let the liquid flow through.
Bulkheads; tankers
Barriers; baffles
Baffles; bulkheads
3. When backing, it is best to:
use only the passenger's side mirror.
try to back in the direction of the drift.
use a helper whenever possible.
4. When approaching a stopped school bus, drivers must be aware that:
the bus may suddenly start up and drive into your way.
students may start to get out of the bus.
All of the above.
5. In the Hazardous Material Table, what is in Column 3?
The HazMat description
The special provisions of the material
The hazard class or division
6. Which of the following is not a way to know when to change gears?
Check that the pressure gauge shows normal oil pressure
Use engine speed (rpm)
Use road speed (mph)
7. If the drive wheels begin to spin when accelerating, you should:
take your foot off the accelerator.
brake gently.
continue to accelerate.
8. When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:
avoid eye contact.
call the police, if you have a cell phone and can do it safely.
All of the above.
9. ABS helps you:
drive faster.
brake harder.
None of the above.
10. If a material is transported in a reportable quantity, the shipper displays the letters ___ on the shipping paper and package.
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NM Tanker Test

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