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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 Rhode Island CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The RI tanker test covers the following sections of the Rhode Island CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this RI tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. If the "Hazard Class" or "Division" column of the Hazardous Material Table contains the word "Forbidden", you should:
transport the "Forbidden" material at night.
never transport the "Forbidden" material.
be aware that the load may require a police escort.
2. Right after it starts to rain, the road is very slippery. Why?
Because the water mixes with oil left on the road by vehicles.
Because black ice may form on the road.
Because rain is very slippery.
3. When checking the engine compartment:
wheels should not be chocked.
the parking brake should be on.
you should put the gearshift in neutral.
4. How should you brake if your vehicle loses ABS?
Pump the brake repeatedly
Step on and off the brake pedal several times
Brake as you always have.
5. An Anti-lock Braking System:
increases a vehicle's stopping power.
increases the distamce required to stop on slippery surfaces.
keeps your wheels from locking when you brake hard.
6. Shipping papers should be:
easily seen by someone entering the cab.
placed on all sides of the vehicle.
easily seen from the direction they face.
7. Which of the following is not a sign of fatigue?
Frequent blinking
Rubbing eyes
Keeping a steady speed
8. Baffled liquid tanks:
handle the same way as tankers without baffles.
make tank vehicles seem heavier than they really are.
help control the forward and backward liquid surge.
9. Hazardous materials include all of the following except:
10. Warnings on low bridges or underpasses:
must be posted.
are always posted.
are often posted, but sometimes they are not.
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RI CDL Tanker Test

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