Tanker Driving Smooth Quiz

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MIGUELS TEST/TANKER TEST


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  • 1. 
    AN EMERGENCY FORCES YOU TO STOP YOUR TANKER QUICKLY OR CRASH. YOU SHOULD:
    • A. 

      Use light pressure on the brake pedal

    • B. 

      Lock the brakes with the pedal and hold it there.

    • C. 

      Use only teh emergency brakes.

    • D. 

      Use controlled or stab braking

  • 2. 
    SIDE-TO-SIDE SURGE CAN CAUSE:
    • A. 

      Tank failure

    • B. 

      Uneven tire wear

    • C. 

      Tire failure.

    • D. 

      Rollover.

  • 3. 
    YOU SHOULD BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS WHEN DRIVING SMOOTH BORE TANKS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE:
    • A. 

      Going up or down hill

    • B. 

      Starting or stopping

    • C. 

      Loading or unloading

    • D. 

      Driving against the wind.

  • 4. 
    THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID TO LOAD INTO A TANK DEPENDS ON:
    • A. 

      The amount the liquid will expand in transit

    • B. 

      The weight of the liquid.

    • C. 

      The legal weight limits.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    YOU ARE DRIVING A TANK TRUCK AND FRONT WHEELS BEGIN TO SKID.  WHICH OF THESE IS MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR?
    • A. 

      You will continue in a straight line and keep moving forward no matter how much you steer.

    • B. 

      Liquid surge will pull the tank from the truck.

    • C. 

      The truck will roll over.

    • D. 

      The truck will stop in the shortest distance.

  • 6. 
    YOU ARE DRIVING ON A CLEAR NIGHT. YOU MUST DIM YOUR HEADLIGHTS FROM HIGH TO LOW. YOU SHOULD ADJUST YOU SPEED SO THAT YOU CAN STOP WITHIN:
    • A. 

      100 feet.

    • B. 

      The distance that you will.

    • C. 

      The distance you can see ahead.

    • D. 

      The length of your vehicle.

  • 7. 
    YOU SHOULD KNOW THE OUTAGE NEEDED FOR THE LIQUIDS YOU CARRY BECAUSE:
    • A. 

      Some of the heaviest liquids do not need any.

    • B. 

      Tank baffles are not always legal with outage

    • C. 

      Some liquids expand more than others when they get warm

    • D. 

      You must unload some liquids at a faster rate than others.

  • 8. 
    WHEN SHOULD THE DRIVER OF A TANKER THAT HAS LOST ITS BRAKES USE A TRUCK ESCAPE RAMP?
    • A. 

      Only if the tank is empty.

    • B. 

      Only if the tank has baffles.

    • C. 

      Always.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 9. 
    IF AN ON-COMING VEHICLE DRIFTS ONTO YOUR LANE YOU SHOULD:
    • A. 

      Use no less than one full turn of the steering wheel to avoid it.

    • B. 

      Move to your right.

    • C. 

      Try to stop rather than turn.

    • D. 

      Steer by holding the wheel with one hand.

  • 10. 
    WHICH OF THESE STATEMENTS ABOUT STOPPING DISTANCE AND SPEED IS TRUE?
    • A. 

      Total stopping distance is how far you will travel after the brakes are applied at speeds over 30mph

    • B. 

      You need about two times as much stopping distance at 40mph as 20mph.

    • C. 

      Wet roads can double stopping distance at any speed.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    A TRAFFIC EMERGENCY REQUIRES YOU TO ESCAPE THE SHOULDER OR ROADSIDE. IF POSSIBLE, COAST DOWN,___________ MPH BEFORE USING YOUR BRAKES.
    • A. 

      20mph

    • B. 

      30mph

    • C. 

      40mph

    • D. 

      50mph

  • 12. 
    WHEN YOU LOAD THE SMALL TANKS OF A CARGO TANK EQUIPPED WITH BULKHEADS, YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR:
    • A. 

      Power usage.

    • B. 

      Water content.

    • C. 

      Air to fuel ratio

    • D. 

      Weight distribution

  • 13. 
    BAFFLES IN LIQUID CARGO TANKS DO NOT USUALLY PREVENT_________SURGE.
    • A. 

      Side to side.

    • B. 

      Top to bottom

    • C. 

      Front to back

    • D. 

      In to out.

  • 14. 
    WHAT DOES LIQUID SURGE DO TO THE HANDLING OF A TANKER?
    • A. 

      It lets you turn corners lightly

    • B. 

      It raises the wind drag of the rig

    • C. 

      It makes it roll easier.

    • D. 

      It can move the truck in the direction of the liquid waves more.

  • 15. 
    WHEN YOUR TANK HAS BAFFLES, WHAT HANDLING EFFECT DO YOU EXPECT?
    • A. 

      There will be less side-to-side surge than there is in tanks with out baffles.

    • B. 

      There will be less front-to-back surge than there is for tanks with out baffles.

    • C. 

      There will be more slow surge than quick surge.

    • D. 

      None. Baffles have no effect on handling.

  • 16. 
    HAULING LIQUIDS IN TANKERS REQUIRES SPECIAL CARE FOR TWO REASONS. ONE REASON IS THE_____CENTER OF GRAVITY.
    • A. 

      Flat.

    • B. 

      Wide.

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      Offset

  • 17. 
    IF YOU ARE DRIVING A TANKER AND NEED TO STEER QUICKLY TO AVOID A HAZARD, YOU:
    • A. 

      Will find that tankers are easier to counter steer than most vehicles.

    • B. 

      Should not apply the brakes while turning

    • C. 

      Should wrap your thumbs around the steering wheel before starting the steering movement.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    WHAT CAUSES VEHICLE SKIDS?
    • A. 

      Over acceleration

    • B. 

      Over steering

    • C. 

      Over braking

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    WHICH OF THE THESE IS THE BEST WAY TO TAKE A CURVE?
    • A. 

      Slow to a safe speed before entering, then accelerate slowly through the curve.

    • B. 

      Slow to a safe speed before entering, then coast through the curve.

    • C. 

      Maintain speed until you enter, then brake as you drive through the curve.

    • D. 

      Maintain speed until you enter, then downshift to slow down while you are in the curve.

  • 20. 
    EMPTY TRUCKS:
    • A. 

      Have better traction when stopping than full ones.

    • B. 

      Require greater stopping distances than full ones.

    • C. 

      Need less space ahead than full ones.

    • D. 

      Stop quicker if you only use the parking/emergency brake.

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