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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Maine CDL test consists of 50 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 40 questions (80%). The general knowledge test covers the contents of the Maine CDL Manual. All CDL applicants (Class A, B and C) must study the following sections: Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if you plan to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes), Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test, Road Test. In addition, the Class A CDL test will include questions based on the Combination Vehicles section. Take this CDL practice test now to prepare for the actual ME general knowledge test! To get your CDL, you must pass both the knowledge and skills tests. CDL knowledge tests include: General Knowledge, Passenger Transport, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Hazardous Materials, Tanker Vehicles, Doubles/Triples, School Bus, Firefighter. Depending on what class of license (A, B or C) and endorsements you need, you must take one or more knowledge tests. A special endorsement is also required to drive certain types of vehicles. The following endorsements may be used with a Class A, B or C CDL: HazMat (H), Tank Vehicles (N), Tank Vehicles Transporting Hazardous Materials (X) and Passenger Transport (P). The School Bus endorsement (S) is only available for Class A or B CDL, and the Doubles/Triples endorsement (T) is only available for Class A driver's licenses.
1. Having ABS on only the trailer:
is very dangerous.
still gives you more control over your vehicle during braking.
makes the trailer more likely to swing out.
2. Broken suspension parts can be very dangerous. When inspecting your vehicle for suspension system defects, look for:
Spring hangers that allow movement of axle from proper position.
Broken leaves in a multi-leaf spring.
All of the above.
3. When driving past parked vehicles, you should:
watch for clues that the parked vehicle is about to move.
turn on your taillights.
sound your horn.
4. The two ways of knowing when to shift are:
following distance and traffic speed.
weather and road conditions.
engine speed and road speed.
5. Emergency brakes must be held on by:
mechanical force.
hydraulic pressure.
air pressure.
6. Confused drivers may:
stop without warning.
change direction suddenly.
All of the above.
7. If a worker is close to the roadway in a work zone, you should:
drive at the posted speed limit.
reduce your speed below the posted speed limit.
pull off the road and stop.
8. What is a pull up when referring to truck driving?
A driving maneuver used to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and stop.
When a driver stops and pulls forward to get a better position.
A specific maneuver used to decelerate smoothly in the exit lane.
9. Before transporting a sealed load, you must check that:
the placard numbers and the seal numbers match.
the cargo is piled up.
the load is properly secured.
10. Signaling well before you turn is the best way to:
keep other drivers from trying to pass you.
let pedestrians know that you are about to make a turn.
let oncoming drivers know that you are about to make a turn.
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CDL Knowledge Test ME

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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