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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 Dakota CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The SD tanker test covers the following sections of the South Dakota CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this SD tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. To avoid a hazard:
driving on the shoulder of the road is always the best thing to do.
steering away from what is ahead may be the best thing to do.
stopping is always the best thing to do.
changing lanes is always the best thing to do.
2. Which of the following is not a sign of fatigue?
Frequent blinking
Rubbing eyes
Keeping a steady speed
Yawning repeatedly
3. To obtain the HazMat endorsement, you must pass a ________ background check.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Local Department of Security
Law Enfrocement Agency
Transportation Security Administration
4. When driving a 60-foot truck at 50 mph, your minimum following distance should be:
3 seconds
5 seconds
6 seconds
7 seconds
5. How many reflective triangles/emergency reflectors should you carry?
6. The steering wheel should:
be held firmly with both hands.
be held firmly with the left hand.
be held with one hand at a time.
be held firmly with the right hand.
7. Hazardous materials should be loaded:
away from heat sources.
near heat sources.
at night.
even if some packages are leaking.
8. 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.
All of the above.
9. Your vehicle has air brakes. To stop, you should:
push the brake pedal down.
release the accelerator, push in the clutch, and shift to Neutral at the same time.
pull the parking brake control knob out.
pump the brake pedal 3 times.
10. To control liquid surge, when stopping you should:
not release the brakes too soon.
not keep a steady pressure on the brakes.
not brake far in advance of a stop.
All of the above.
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SD Tanker Test

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