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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 your trucks has a high center of gravity, which of the following is true for curves?
You should travel at the posted speed limit.
You should slow down, as your truck can roll over at the posted speed limit for the curve.
Reduce your speed to a crawl.
2. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
once every 3 months.
at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
once every 500 miles.
3. 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.
4. Black ice is:
ice that makes the road look dry.
a thin layer of black ice.
None of the above.
5. How should you apply the brakes when going down a steep downgrade?
Apply the brakes whenever you reach your safe speed, until your speed has been reduced to 5 mph below your safe speed.
Apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
Apply the brakes when you reach the bottom of the downgrade.
6. How many reflective triangles/emergency reflectors should you carry?
7. You are inspecting your vehicle during a trip. What should you do?
Check critical items such as tires, brakes, and lights.
Use your senses to check for problems.
All of the above.
8. To make sure you know how to inspect your tank vehicle, you should:
phone the manufacturer before the inspection.
check the vehicle's operator manual.
use a helper whenever possible.
9. Which of the following statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
The lighter the vehicle, the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
Fully loaded trucks require greater stopping distances.
Wet roads can double stopping distance.
10. When loading and unloading the smaller tanks of a cargo tank equipped with bulkheads, you must pay attention to:
smooth bore tanks.
weight distribution.
water distribution.
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Tanker Test - RI CDL

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