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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 Vermont CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The VT tanker test covers the following sections of the Vermont CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this VT tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. When loading and unloading smaller tanks with bulkheads, the driver must pay attention to:
the shipping papers.
safe driving rules.
weight distribution.
2. Your mirrors should be adjusted so that:
a part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
no part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
the rear of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
3. To prevent rollover, you should:
keep the cargo as close to the ground as possible.
put the lightest parts of the cargo under the heaviest parts.
place the cargo near the rear of the trailer.
4. Texting is:
about as safe as adjusting the radio.
safer than talking on a cell phone.
the most dangerous distraction.
5. Another name for front-end header boards is:
headache racks.
head belt.
containerized racks.
6. To make the brakes work, air brakes use:
hydraulic air.
compressed air.
7. A high center of gravity is most dangerous:
when the tank is empty.
when driving below the speed limit.
in curves.
8. Skids caused by acceleration can usually be stopped by:
coming to a complete stop.
taking the foot off the accelerator.
applying the brakes firmly.
9. Unbaffled liquid tankers have nothing inside to slow down the flow of the liquid. Therefore:
top-to-bottom surge is very strong.
forward-and-back surge is very strong.
side-to-side surge is very strong.
10. Improperly placarded vehicles can only be moved:
during an emergency.
at night.
by their owner.
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VT Tanker Test

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