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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 Pennsylvania CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The PA tanker test covers the following sections of the Pennsylvania CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this PA tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. Which of the following vehicles is most likely to turn over?
3 axle tractor semitrailer
65 ft. conventional double
Triple trailer
5 axle tractor semitrailer
2. If you are stopped on an incline, how can you start moving without rolling back?
Aggressively pump the accelerator
Fully engage the clutch
Shift to neutral
Apply the parking brake
3. Retarders:
can be noisy and may not be permitted everywhere.
increase fuel efficiency.
improve traction.
help to increase brake pressure.
4. Empty trucks:
require greater stopping distances than full trucks.
have more traction than full trucks.
stop quicker when you use only the emergency or parking brake.
None of the above.
5. Before driving a tank, you should:
check the tank's body for dents.
check the intake, discharge, and cut-off valves.
make sure manhole covers have gaskets and they close correctly.
All of the above.
6. Empty trucks require greater stopping distances. True or False?
False, but only for trucks built on or after March 1, 1998.
True, but only on wet surfaces.
7. 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.
8. Column 2 in the Hazardous Material Table contains:
the hazard class or division.
the label codes.
the identification numbers.
the HazMat description and shipping name.
9. ABS will:
shorten your stopping distance.
not change your normal braking capability.
increase your average speed.
not give you more control over the vehicle during braking.
10. Do not smoke within ______ of a placarded cargo tank used for flammable liquids (Class 3) or gasesĀ (Division 2.1).
25 feet
50 feet
100 feet
5 feet
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Tanker Test - PA CDL

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