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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. One way to control liquid surge is to:
release the brakes soon when coming to a stop.
reduce your following distance.
brake far in advance of a stop and increase following distance.
drive below the speed limit.
2. The best advice for driving in fog is:
don't drive.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
use high beams.
use low beams.
3. How many drinks per hour can be handled by the liver?
About 1 drink per hour.
About 3 drinks per hour.
About 4 drinks per hour.
About 2 drinks per hour.
4. Tank vehicles:
are easier to control than most other vehicles.
require less space for stopping and turning than most other vehicles.
have a high center of gravity.
have a low center of gravity.
5. With the controlled braking method:
you apply your brakes all the way and release the brakes when the wheels lock up.
you apply your brakes as hard as possible without locking the wheels.
you lightly tap the brakes.
you use the parking brake to lock the wheels.
6. You should never load a cargo tank totally full. Why?
To save money on the tank rental fee.
Liquids shrink when they freeze, which results in the so called "outage".
All of the above.
Liquids expand as they warm and you must leave room for the liquid to expand.
7. _________ helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards.
The National Response Center
The National Prevention Network
The National Chemical Network
The Federal Transportation Organization
8. When loading and unloading the smaller tanks of a cargo tank equipped with bulkheads, you must pay attention to:
water distribution.
weight distribution.
smooth bore tanks.
air leakage rate.
9. When fueling a vehicle containing hazardous materials, you should:
call your supervisor.
leave the engine on.
turn off the engine.
leave the nozzle unattended.
10. The only acceptable way to check tire pressure is to:
use a tire pressure gauge.
push on the tire to feel the pressure.
check the minimum tread depth.
None of the above.
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Tanker Test - SD CDL

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