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Drivers who want to drive combination vehicles must pass the combination vehicles test. The New York 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 New York CDL Manual. Take this practice test now to prepare for the actual NY CDL combination test!
1. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
to maintain your highway speed.
to always brake and turn at the same time.
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
2. When you get ready to back under the semi-trailer, you should:
line up about 15 degrees off the line of the trailer.
line up the kingpin to engage the driver's side locking jaw first.
back under the trailer at an angle to avoid pushing the trailer sideways.
line up directly in front of the trailer.
3. Headlights:
must be turned on a half hour before sunset to a half hour after sunrise.
can blind other drivers.
should be out of adjustment.
should not be used when driving at night.
4. A vehicle inspection should be done in the same order each time:
because it's much quicker.
because it is required by law.
so you are less likely to forget something.
because the report must be written in that order.
5. You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission, and you have to stop on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. When putting your vehicle back in motion up the grade, you should:
keep the clutch slipping while slowly accelerating.
partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake.
use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages.
shift down to a speed that you can control without using the brakes.
6. Which of the following is NOT a good rule for using turn signals?
Cancel your signal after you have turned.
Signal well before you turn.
Put your turn signal on after the turn.
Signal continuously until you have completed the turn.
7. What is the minimum tread depth for tires other than front tires?
2/32 inch
8/32 inch
4/32 inch
4/16 inch
8. Hydroplaning:
only occurs at extremely high speeds.
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
never occurs at speeds below 40 mph.
only happens when tire pressure is higher than normal.
9. If a load is 50 feet long, the minimum number of tie-downs required is:
10. Overloading a vehicle with cargo can have negative effects on all of the following except:
Weight limits
Speed control
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NY CDL Combination Test

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