Tank

This endorsement is required to haul any liquid or gaseous materials in a tank or tanks having a 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 a 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 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three possible answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Vermont Commercial Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials and Combination Vehicles. The Tank endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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8. When driving a tank vehicle with liquid cargo, the driver should:

Explanation
When driving with a tank of liquid, you should increase your following distance in order to reduce the need for sudden stops, thereby reducing the chance of liquid surge.

9. When trying to put out an electrical fire, you should:

Explanation
B:C fire extinguishers are designed to work on electrical fires and burning liquids. Don't pour water on an electrical fire.

10. Before beginning to drive downhill, you should:

Explanation
To avoid overusing your brakes, you should always shift into a lower gear before starting down a hill.

11. An exhaust system should be:

Explanation
When inspecting an exhaust system, you should verify that parts of the system are not loose, broken, or missing. The system's parts must be properly mounted and should not be rubbing against moving parts of the vehicle.

12. Distracted driving:

Explanation
Distractions while driving can be physical (such as reaching for an object), mental (such as making conversation with a passenger), or both (such as holding a phone to send texts). Strategies to help you avoid distracted driving include pre-programming radio stations; planning out your route in advance; avoiding complex or emotionally taxing conversation while driving; adjusting your mirrors before setting out; and not eating, drinking, or smoking while behind the wheel.

13. When making a tight maneuver, you should:

Explanation
It is important for you to be aware of your surroundings at all times. To do this, regularly check your mirrors. You should make a particular point of checking your mirrors when merging, changing lanes, turning, and performing tight maneuvers.

14. Routine vehicle inspections should be done to ensure:

Explanation
The most important reason to inspect your vehicle is to ensure the safety of yourself and other road users.
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