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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 South Carolina CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The SC tanker test covers the following sections of the South Carolina CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this SC tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. You or your employer must call the National Response Center when any of the following occur as a direct result of a HazMat incident, EXCEPT:
a person is killed.
spillage occurs.
black ice makes the road look wet.
an injured person requires hospitalization.
2. When checking the engine compartment:
the engine should be running.
the parking brake should be on.
you should put the gearshift in neutral.
wheels should not be chocked.
3. When traveling with Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, do not park within _____ of a bridge.
300 feet
200 feet
50 feet
100 feet
4. Some liquid tanks are divided into several smaller tanks by:
5. Before leaving your vehicle unattended, you should:
Remove the keys.
Chock the wheels.
Apply the parking brake.
All of the above.
6. A tank endorsement is:
not required when transporting hazardous materials.
only required when transporting liquids.
only required when transporting gases.
required for both liquids and gases.
7. You should be extremely cautious when driving unbaffled liquid tankers, especially when:
they are empty.
going uphill.
starting or stopping.
None of the above.
8. You can determine if your vehicle is equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) by:
checking if your vehicle was manufactured after March 1, 1998.
checking for a yellow ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel.
looking for wheel speed sensor wires coming from the rear of your brakes.
All of the above.
9. ABS helps you:
drive faster.
brake harder.
stop faster.
None of the above.
10. Empty vans are:
the same height as fully loaded ones.
lower than fully loaded ones.
higher than fully loaded ones.
None of the above.
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SC CDL Tanker Test

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