Case Study 13

You are driving an articulated tanker carrying milk and the tank is full. Before you had this job you used to be a petrol tanker driver. As the driver of a tanker you know there are certain situations in which you must take special care. Your company is keen to save on running costs.

There are 7 multiple choice questions in this case study. Read this carefully and ensure you fully understand the scenario before starting the test. You need to score 6 out of 7 to pass.

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A In the documentation for the journey
B On a plate in the vehicle cab
C On a plate on the trailer headboards
D On the vehicle registration document
Correct Answer: B On a plate in the vehicle cab
A To connect the tractive unit to the semi-trailer
B To help position the landing legs
C To open the tank valves when emptying the tank
D To steer when driving on the right hand side of the road on continental trips
Correct Answer: A To connect the tractive unit to the semi-trailer
A Keep it in the amber band
B Keep it in the blue band
C Keep it in the green band
D Keep it in the red band
Correct Answer: C Keep it in the green band
A Tanker suspension is very soft
B The tanker does not have PAS
C The tanker has ABS
D You might turn the tanker over if travelling too fast
Correct Answer: D You might turn the tanker over if travelling too fast
A The milk tanker does not have baffle plates
B The milk tanker has baffle plates
C The petrol tankers had baffle plates
D The petrol tankers had smaller tanks
Correct Answer: A The milk tanker does not have baffle plates, C The petrol tankers had baffle plates
A Engine braking is taking place
B Retarder braking is taking place
C The secondary brake is automatically being applied
D There is a fault in the transmission
Correct Answer: A Engine braking is taking place