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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. Baffled tanks:
help to control the liquid surge.
help to control the temperature of the liquid.
are usually those that transport food products.
2. If corrosive materials leak during transportation, the parts of the vehicle exposed to corrosives must:
be washed with water.
be washed with oil.
be left to air dry.
3. The regulations require that HazMat employees be trained and tested at least once every:
3 years.
5 years.
4. ABS:
helps you increase your following distance.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
helps you increase your average speed.
5. When stopping with a tanker, you must be aware that:
the amount of liquid in the tank has no influence on the stopping distance.
a fully loaded vehicle takes less room to stop than an empty vehicle.
a fully loaded vehicle requires a greater stopping distance because it has less traction.
6. What is outage?
The amount of empty space required inside a cargo tank.
Outage occurs when the electronic monitoring devices on a cargo tank have lost power.
The term used when unloading liquid from a tanker.
7. Brake fade results from:
wet brakes.
excessive heat caused by using brakes too much.
using brakes in cold weather.
8. You should be extremely cautious when driving unbaffled liquid tankers, especially when:
going uphill.
they are empty.
starting or stopping.
9. To avoid a crash:
swerving is always the worst thing to do.
stopping is always the safest thing to do.
stopping is not always the best thing to do.
10. You as a driver should always:
reduce your following distance.
stay in your lane.
make emergency plans when you see a hazard.
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NM Tanker CDL Test

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