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 four possible answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the West Virginia Commercial Driver’s License 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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1. Which of the following is not a rule for using turn signals?

Explanation
Always signal before a turn or lane change. Begin signaling well in advance of the movement and keep the signal on continuously during the turn. If it is not self-canceling, make sure to turn your signal off after your turn or lane change is complete.

2. If you must make a quick stop while transporting liquids, one safe option is to:

Explanation
If you must make a quick stop to avoid an accident while transporting liquid cargo, it may be a good idea to use the stab braking method. Remember that attempting to steer quickly while braking may cause your vehicle to tip over, especially if it has a high center of gravity.

3. When inspecting the engine compartment, you should not:

Explanation
When inspecting the engine compartment, you should check the oil level, coolant level, and windshield washer fluid level, among other things.

4. Class 1, Class 2.1, and Class 3 items should not be placed in a trailer with:

Explanation
The use of cargo heaters is not always permitted. When transporting materials that are categorized as Class 1 (Explosives), Class 2.1 (Flammable Gas), or Class 3 (Flammable Liquids) materials, heaters are generally prohibited.

5. If oil and water build up in your vehicle's air tanks, the brakes:

Explanation
Air tanks should be drained daily to remove water and oil buildup. An excess of oil and water in the air tanks can interfere with proper brake function.

6. To control a surge, brakes should:

Explanation
To help reduce the risk of front-to-back surge when stopping a tank vehicle, keep steady pressure applied to the brakes. Do not release them too quickly after coming to a stop.

7. What can be a clue that a shipment may contain hazardous materials?

Explanation
One clue that a shipment may contain hazardous materials is that the shipper is in a line of business that you would expect to involve hazardous materials. Examples of such businesses include paint dealers, chemical suppliers, scientific supply houses, pest control companies, agricultural suppliers, and dealers in explosives, fireworks, or munitions.
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