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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. Hydroplaning:
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
only happens when tire pressure is higher than normal.
never occurs at speeds below 40 mph.
only occurs at extremely high speeds.
2. When you double your speed, the braking distance is:
the same.
2 times longer.
3 times longer.
4 times longer.
3. Skids caused by acceleration can usually be stopped by:
coming to a complete stop.
taking the foot off the accelerator.
speeding up.
applying the brakes firmly.
4. How can drivers help control surge?
By releasing the brakes soon when coming to a stop.
By braking far in advance of a stop.
By decreasing following distance.
All of the above.
5. Rims with welding repairs:
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
are acceptable only when carrying a heavy load.
are not safe.
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
6. When driving a tanker, you should:
drive 10 mph below the posted speed limit.
stop every 50 miles to inspect your vehicle.
increase your following distance.
decrease your following distance.
7. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Windshield washer fluid level
Coolant level in radiator
Engine oil level
Spring hangers
8. Which of the the following statements about fatigue is true?
Fatigued driving is one of the leading causes of accidents.
Fatigue may cause you to not see and react to hazards.
Fatigue impairs your vision and judgment.
All of the above.
9. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
once every 3 months.
once a week.
once every 500 miles.
10. If a vehicle is equipped with ABS, when you start the engine:
the wheels will lock up.
the spring brakes will come on.
the ABS indicator light on the dash should come on and then turn off.
the trailer emergency brakes will come on.
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NY CDL Tanker Test

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