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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. The vehicle inspection report:
ensures that vehicle inspections are conducted regularly.
ensures that when the driver gets behind the wheel, the mechanic is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle.
tells the motor carrier about problems that may need fixing.
2. Before unloading explosive materials, you should:
connect heater power sources.
keep the engine running.
turn your engine off.
3. When inspecting tanks, which of the following is the most important thing you should check for?
Exhaust pipes
4. _________ helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards.
The Federal Transportation Organization
The National Chemical Network
The National Response Center
5. A tank endorsement is:
only required when transporting liquids.
required for both liquids and gases.
only required when transporting gases.
6. _________ are sometimes called "smooth bore" tanks.
Tanks made of aluminum
Liquid tankers with baffles
Unbaffled liquid tankers
7. On a tractor-trailer equipped with a trailer brake hand valve, the hand valve can be used to:
keep from rolling back.
hold compressed air.
prevent movement of cargo.
8. If your brakes fail on a steep mountain downgrade, you should:
stay on the road and keep looking for the next available escape ramp.
slow down until your vehicle comes to a complete stop.
decide what to do as soon as you know your brakes do not work.
9. Baffled tanks:
help to control the liquid surge.
help to control the temperature of the liquid.
are usually those that transport food products.
10. If the drive wheels begin to spin when accelerating, you should:
take your foot off the accelerator.
continue to accelerate.
brake gently.
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RI Tanker Test

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