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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 York CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The NY tanker test covers the following sections of the New York CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this NY tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. Too little weight on the driving axles can cause:
longer stopping distances.
mechanical damage.
poor traction.
poor visibility.
2. The vehicle inspection report:
ensures that when the driver gets behind the wheel, the mechanic is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle.
ensures that vehicle inspections are conducted regularly.
tells the motor carrier about problems that may need fixing.
tells the shipper how to package the materials.
3. If a tire fails while you are driving, you should:
call your supervisor for instructions.
stop on the roadway if possible.
brake as hard as possible.
stay off the brake until your vehicle has slowed down.
4. Drivers of vehicles transporting HazMat should:
compare the shipping paper to the markings and labels.
ensure that all packages are labeled as flammable materials.
ensure that all relevant placards are carried in the passenger compartment.
All of the above.
5. When it comes to hazardous materials transportation, the shipper:
follows all special rules about transporting HazMat.
takes the shipment from to its destination.
must package, mark, and label the materials.
placards the vehicle when loading, if required.
6. If your brakes fail on a steep mountain downgrade, you should:
slow down until your vehicle comes to a complete stop.
set the parking brake and park in an open area.
decide what to do as soon as you know your brakes do not work.
stay on the road and keep looking for the next available escape ramp.
7. The steering wheel should:
be held firmly with both hands.
be held with one hand at a time.
be held firmly with the left hand.
be held firmly with the right hand.
8. When possible, you should park:
on the roadway.
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
on the shoulder.
so you will have to back up when you leave.
9. If you are stopped on an incline, how can you start moving without rolling back?
Aggressively pump the accelerator
Apply the parking brake
Shift to neutral
Fully engage the clutch
10. While you are driving a tanker, the front wheels begin to skid. Which of these is most likely to occur?
The truck will roll over.
Excessive heat will cause chemical changes in the brake lining, which reduce friction.
You will keep moving forward no matter how you steer.
Your tires will fail soon.
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NY CDL Tanker Test

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