Tanker Test 2


1. A tank vehicle is defined as a vehicle which transports:
A Liquid
B Liquified gas
C Bulk fertilizer
D Both A and B above

2. Hauling tank vehicles requires special skills because:
A The center of gravity is higher
B The vehicle is top heavy
C The load's weight is high up off the road
D All of the above

3. When the tanks are partially filled, the movement of the liquid is called:
A Surging
B Waves
C Splashing
D Rocking

4. When a bulk tank vehicle is stopping at an intersection which has a slippery surface:
A The truck could slide into oncoming traffic
B The liquid movement could push the truck into the intersection
C The liquid could leak onto the roadway
D The truck could slide sideways due to rocking

5. The liquid inside the bulk tank can cause a tank truck to roll sideways:
A When traveling around a curve
B Even with baffles inside the trailer to slow flow
C Even when traveling at posted speeds
D All of the above

6. A baffled tanker is one with:
A Walls with holes inside the trailer for the liquid to flow through
B Separate tanks inside the trailer
C Hollow balls floating in the liquid to slow movement
D None of the above

7. The driver should pay particular attention to the _________ on smaller tanks:
A Higher center of gravity
B Weight distribution
C Level of fluid
D All of the above

8. A tank trailer with baffles helps to control:
A Side to side flow
B Weight distribution
C Movement from front to back
D Total vehicle weight

9. A liquid tank trailer that has no baffles are most often used for:
A Milk or food products
B Gasoline
C Liquid gas
D Liquid fertilizer

10. The reason a tank trailer should not be loaded completely full is because:
A Your load may shift more
B The baffles won't be as effective
C Liquid expands and can leak out of the trailer
D The movement is stronger

11. You should observe the posted limits for curves and be aware that:
A Tank trucks have a higher center of gravity
B The posted speeds may not be slow enough for a tank truck
C A rollover can still occur when traveling at posted speeds in a tank truck
D All of the above

12. A smooth bore tank is another term for:
A A liquid tank without baffles
B A liquid tank with baffles
C A tank made of stainless steel
D A tank which is portable

13. The amount of liquid you should put into the tank depends on:
A The amount the liquid will expand in transit
B The weight or density of the liquid
C Legal weight limits
D All of the above

14. Outage is defined as:
A The process of liquid expansion as it becomes warm
B The liquid that must be drained to conform to weight limits
C The loss of power to the hydraulics
D The loss of headlights on the tractor

15. When driving a smooth bore tanker combination, be especially cautious:
A While ascending a hill
B While descending a hill
C When starting and stopping
D When loading or unloading

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