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Drivers who want to drive combination vehicles must pass the combination vehicles test. The Alabama CDL combination test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The test covers the combination vehicles section of the Alabama CDL Manual. Take this practice test now to prepare for the actual AL CDL combination test!
1. When backing a trailer, if you turn the wheel left:
the cab and the trailer will go right.
the cab will go left and the trailer will go right.
the cab and the trailer will go left.
the cab will go right and the trailer will go left.
2. When driving on slippery roads, you should NOT:
try to anticipate stops early.
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
use the engine brake.
go slowly.
3. It's very important to distribute the cargo so it is:
as high up as possible.
as low as possible.
in the centre of the load.
piled up.
4. When backing a tractor under a trailer, you should:
always use the lowest reverse gear.
back at an angle.
stop before when the kingpin is locked into the fifth wheel.
All of the above.
5. When driving on slippery surfaces, you should:
make turns as quickly as possible.
change lanes often.
not pass slower vehicles unless necessary.
All of the above.
6. When backing a trailer on a curved path you should back towards:
the driver's side.
the passenger's side.
either side.
neither side (back up straight).
7. Hanging meat in a refrigerated truck can be:
a very stable load if properly distributed.
a very unstable load with a high center of gravity.
a very unstable load with a low center of gravity.
a very stable load with a low center of gravity.
8. If a load is 10 feet long, the minimum number of tie-downs required is:
9. When inspecting the cargo, make sure it is:
secured properly for the first 50 miles after beginning a trip.
not overloaded.
piled up.
All of the above.
10. Tests have shown that trucks with a high center of gravity are more likely to tip over, therefore you should:
put the lightest parts of the cargo under the heaviest parts.
distribute the cargo so the majority of the weight is on the steering axle.
distribute the cargo as low as possible.
All of the above.
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AL Combination Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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