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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 Virginia CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The VA tanker test covers the following sections of the Virginia CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this VA tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. When checking the lights before driving:
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
make sure the parking brake is not set.
you should turn off the engine.
2. Rollovers happen when drivers:
brake too hard.
turn too slowly.
turn too fast.
3. If your trucks has a high center of gravity, which of the following is true for curves?
You should slow down, as your truck can roll over at the posted speed limit for the curve.
You should travel at the posted speed limit.
Reduce your speed to a crawl.
4. When loading and unloading smaller tanks with bulkheads, the driver must pay attention to:
the shipping papers.
safe driving rules.
weight distribution.
5. When backing a truck you should:
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
always rely on your mirrors.
look straight ahead.
6. Placards must be:
readable from all 4 directions.
in a diamond shape.
All of the above.
7. Tank vehicles have a high center of gravity, which means:
they are more likely to roll over.
they have more traction.
they are very stable.
8. If you are being tailgated, you should:
open up room in front of you.
make quick changes.
increase your speed very gradually.
9. Highway curves should be taken _________ the posted speed limit.
well below
slightly below
10. If your truck has automatic transmission, you should downshift:
when going down grades.
whenever road conditions allow.
after entering a curve.
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VA CDL Tanker Test

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