Tank

This endorsement is required to haul any liquid or gaseous materials in a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or.. Read More

This endorsement is required to haul any liquid or gaseous materials in a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or chassis. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test The test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Each question has three answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 12 questions correctly. Test questions come from the California Commercial Driver Handbook. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles and Doubles and Triples. The Tank endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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1. Mirror adjustment can only be checked properly if:

Explanation
On a vehicle with one or more trailers, mirror adjustment can only be checked accurately if the trailers are straight. Mirror adjustment should be checked before the start of every trip.

2. What should you do if the braking system cannot build up hydraulic pressure?

Explanation
If your hydraulic braking system will not build up the pressure needed to slow or stop your vehicle, there are a few possible solutions. Try shifting into a lower gear, pumping the brakes, and/or using the emergency brake.

3. When connecting a converter dolly to a second or third trailer, the trailer height should be:

Explanation
When connecting a converter dolly to a second or third trailer, the trailer height should be correct. It should be slightly lower than the center of the fifth wheel.

4. Broken suspension parts:

Explanation
The suspension system performs the vital functions of holding up the vehicle and its load while keeping the axles in place. Defects in the suspension are therefore extremely dangerous.

5. Cargo tanks should never be completely full because:

Explanation
Liquids expand as they get warmer and drivers must allow extra space in a tank to accommodate this expansion. Different liquids expand to different degrees, so drivers must be aware of the outage requirements of the specific load they are carrying.
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