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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. The vehicle inspection report:
ensures that vehicle inspections are conducted regularly.
ensures that when the driver gets behind the wheel, the mechanic is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle.
tells the motor carrier about problems that may need fixing.
2. If you are carrying a heavy load that is slowing you down, you should:
drive on the shoulder.
drive in the left lane.
drive in the right lane.
3. Emergency lines are often coded with the color ___ to keep from getting them mixed up with the service line.
4. Under a pressurized system, the radiator cap:
should never be removed until the system has cooled.
should be removed when the coolant is hot.
should never be hot.
5. Brake lag is:
the amount of air pressure required to stop the vehicle.
the time required for the air brakes to work after the brake pedal is pushed.
the distance your vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while you are braking.
6. How does liquid surge affect the handling of a tank vehicle?
It makes it easier to slow down to a safe speed.
It tends to push the truck in the direction the wave is moving.
It makes the road slippery.
7. When should you downshift automatic transmissions?
When going down steep grades.
Watch your tachometer, and downshift when your engine reaches the top of the range.
When you start to get drowsy.
8. You are inspecting your vehicle during a trip. What should you do?
Check critical items such as tires, brakes, and lights.
Use your senses to check for problems.
All of the above.
9. Most heavy trucks with manual transmissions require ____ to change gears.
double clutching
single clutching
triple clutching
10. If your placarded trailer has dual tires, you should check the tires:
once every 500 miles.
at the beginning of each trip and each time the vehicle is parked.
once every 3 months.
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Tanker Test - VT CDL

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