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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. Which of the following statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
Wet roads can double stopping distance.
The lighter the vehicle, the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
Fully loaded trucks require greater stopping distances.
All of the above.
2. When backing, it is best to:
back toward the passenger's side when possible.
use only the passenger's side mirror.
use a helper whenever possible.
try to back in the direction of the drift.
3. A material’s hazard class reflects:
the emergency response information related to the material.
the risks associated with the material.
the methods for handling spills or leaks in the absence of fires.
the type of packaging required to transport the material.
4. You can determine if your vehicle is equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) by:
checking if your vehicle was manufactured after March 1, 1998.
looking for wheel speed sensor wires coming from the rear of your brakes.
checking for a yellow ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel.
All of the above.
5. Tank vehicles:
have a high center of gravity.
have a low center of gravity.
require less space for stopping and turning than most other vehicles.
are easier to control than most other vehicles.
6. You should be especially alert for drunk drivers:
around shopping areas.
late at night.
in the early evening.
in the morning.
7. You should flash your brake lights to warn drivers behind you when:
you see a bus stops in the roadway ahead to unload passengers.
you see a hazard that will require slowing down.
you see you'll need to slow down.
All of the above.
8. To make the brakes work, air brakes use:
hydraulic air.
compressed air.
carbon monoxide.
9. 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.
brake lightly
reduce your speed
downshift to the right gear
speed up slightly
10. When backing a truck you should:
always rely on your mirrors.
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
look straight ahead.
back and turn toward the right side.
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NY CDL Tanker Endorsement

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