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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. If the words "Inhalation Hazard" appears on the shipping paper, the __________ placard must be displayed.
Poison Inhalation Hazard or Poison Gas
Liquid Gas
Corrosive Materials
Reportable Quantity Hazard
2. How does liquid surge affect the handling of a tank vehicle?
It's very important for safe handling.
It tends to push the truck in the direction the wave is moving.
It makes the road slippery.
It makes it easier to slow down to a safe speed.
3. You are more at risk of being fatigued:
after getting more than 8 hours of sleep.
when stopping periodically during long trips.
when driving during the day.
when driving alone.
4. If there is a fire and you are not sure what to use to put it out, you should:
use a fire extinguisher.
use water.
wait for firefighters.
use dry powder.
5. Hazardous materials should be loaded:
at night.
even if some packages are leaking.
away from heat sources.
near heat sources.
6. Brake lag is:
the distance your vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before you hit the brakes.
the amount of air pressure required to stop the vehicle.
the distance your vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while you are braking.
the time required for the air brakes to work after the brake pedal is pushed.
7. When traveling with Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives, do not park within _____ of a building.
150 feet
50 feet
200 feet
300 feet
8. Engine oil pressure should come up to normal within _________ after the engine is started.
two minutes
five minutes
ten minutes
9. Checking the automatic transmission fluid level may require:
the vehicle to be parked downhill.
you to pump the brake.
the 4-way emergency flashers to be activated.
the engine to be running.
10. The steering wheel should:
be held firmly with both hands.
be held with one hand at a time.
be held firmly with the left hand.
be held firmly with the right hand.
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Tanker Test - SC CDL

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