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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. What should you do if you doubt you have safe space to pass under a low bridge?
Go slowly, and take another route if you are not sure you can make it.
If no warnings are posted, assume there is enough clearance under the bridge and proceed slowly.
Increase the weight of your vehicle to clearing under the bridge.
2. If radioactive material is involved in a leak or broken package:
do not use the vehicle until it is cleaned.
do not touch the leaking package and drive to the nearest service station.
immediately contact the fire department.
3. Which of the following is not a place where the shipping papers may be kept?
In a pouch on the driver's door
In a pouch on the passenger's door
In clear view within reach while driving.
4. If a trailer does not have spring brakes, to keep the trailer from moving you should:
use the service brakes.
park on a slight decline.
use wheel chocks.
5. When coming to a stop, the liquid in the tank may surge, causing:
the vehicle to be pushed forward.
causing the drive wheels to spin.
the vehicle to stop quicker.
6. If you are being tailgated, you should:
make quick changes.
increase your speed very gradually.
open up room in front of you.
7. What is Gross Vehicle Weight?
The total weight of the cargo
The total weight of a single vehicle, including its load
The total weight of a single vehicle, excluding its load
8. When parked on the side of the road, you should:
use the 4-way emergency flashers.
turn off all lights.
flash your brake lights.
9. Before loading or unloading any flammable liquids, you should:
turn off the engine.
start the engine.
turn on the headlights.
10. Never drive a tank vehicle:
with valves or manhole covers.
with open valves or manhole covers.
with closed valves or manhole covers.
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RI Tanker CDL Test

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