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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. Banked curves:
are reserved for pedestrians.
should always be avoided.
have a safe "design speed".
can be taken at any speed.
2. Most hydraulic brake failures occur for one of two reasons, one of which is:
driving in cold weather.
relying too much on the engine braking effect.
loss of hydraulic pressure.
excessive downshifting.
3. Emergency brakes are:
not required on commercial vehicles with air brakes.
not required on doubles.
required on all vehicles.
not required on buses.
4. Most heavy trucks with manual transmissions require ____ to change gears.
single clutching
double clutching
triple clutching
None of the above.
5. When checking your tires during a pre-trip inspection, which of the following is acceptable?
Mismatched sizes
Tires made by different manufacturers
Dual tires that come in contact with parts of the vehicle
Cracks in the tires
6. After coupling the trailer, begin raising the landing gear by using:
the crank handle.
the high gear range.
the low gear range.
the electrical cord.
7. To avoid rollbacks when you start, you should:
release the parking brake only when you have applied enough engine power.
put on the parking brake whenever necessary.
if you have manual transmission, partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake.
All of the above.
8. Cargo tie-downs are used to:
prevent freezing.
prevent right-turn accidents.
keep cargo from shifting or falling.
prevent skidding.
9. Which of the following is NOT part of checking the sliding fifth-wheel?
Testing the tractor protection valve
Checking that it is properly greased
Checking that all locking pins are present and locked in place
Checking that the slide is not damaged or parts are missing
10. Overloading can have negative effects on:
speed control.
All of the above.
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NY CDL Combination Test

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