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The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the Nebraska school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NE CDL bus test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The knowledge test covers the following sections of the Nebraska CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NE CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If you are loading students along the route and cannot account for a student, you should:
secure the bus, adjust the mirrors and prepare to leave.
ask other students if they saw the missing students.
secure the bus, take the key and check around and underneath the bus.
call the relevant authorities.
2. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
stay open.
have a red door light turned on.
be closed.
None of the above.
3. ABS:
gives you more control when you brake.
causes your wheels to lock when you break hard.
is not required on newer trucks.
helps increase brake pressure.
4. School bus drivers must check that the entry door is not damaged and:
operates smoothly and closes securely from the outside.
operates smoothly and closes securely from the inside.
trailer air connectors are sealed.
None of the above.
5. When doing a school bus inspection, school bus drivers must also check:
the strobe light, if equipped.
the emergency kit.
the alternately flashing red lights indicator.
All of the above.
6. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, you should:
keep students on the bus and call for help.
lead students as far away from the tracks as possible, in the direction of any oncoming train.
lead students across the tracks, and have them stand at least 100 feet off tracks.
keep students on the bus and contact your dispatcher to explain the situation.
7. When loading and unloading students, drivers of a school bus should check their mirrors:
After closing the door.
After entering the traffic.
After extending the stop arm.
8. What should you do if you miss a student's unloading stop?
Do not back up, and follow the local procedure.
Turn on the right turn signal and try to stop to unload the student.
Back up whenever possible.
None of the above.
9. When you need to brake, you should warn the drivers behind:
by flashing your brake lights.
by turning on the 4-way emergency flashers.
by changing lanes.
by making gestures.
10. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Walk through the bus to ensure no students remain on the bus.
Secure the bus.
Order the evacuation.
Protect the scene.
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NE CDL Bus Test

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