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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. What is the most important reason to inspect your vehicle?
Your safety and that of other road users.
Saving money by preventing costly repairs.
Achieving the best gas mileage.
Vehicle inspection is required by federal and state laws.
2. If you must drive slowly, how should you alert following drivers?
Flash your brake lights
Use your emergency flashers if it is legal
Help them out by signaling when it is safe to pass
Turn on your taillights
3. For tanks greater than 500 gallons, the maximum driving time within a work period is:
4 hours.
12 hours.
10 hours.
8 hours.
4. Your mirrors should be adjusted so that:
a part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
more than half of the mirror shows the vehicle.
no part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
the rear of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
5. The manifest for transporting hazardous wastes must be:
uploaded to the cloud.
appear on both sides and ends of the vehicle.
signed by hand.
attached to the appropriate placard.
6. When it comes to hazardous materials transportation, the shipper:
must package, mark, and label the materials.
follows all special rules about transporting HazMat.
takes the shipment from to its destination.
placards the vehicle when loading, if required.
7. Skids caused by acceleration can usually be stopped by:
swerving to the right.
applying the brakes firmly.
swerving to the left.
taking your foot off the accelerator.
8. Which of the following statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
Wet roads can double stopping distance.
Fully loaded trucks require greater stopping distances.
The lighter the vehicle, the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
All of the above.
9. If you are being tailgated, you should do all of the following except:
Increase your following distance
Reduce your speed gradually
Turn on your taillights
Try to let the other vehicle pass
10. With low beams, drivers can see ahead about:
250 feet
100 feet
150 feet
15 feet
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SC CDL Tanker Endorsement

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