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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The New York 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 New York 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 NY 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. Air tank drains:
are used to move air to the brakes.
should not be used in wet weather.
protect the tanks and the rest of the system from too much pressure.
are used to remove water and oil from the air tanks.
2. When you're in an accident and not seriously hurt, to help any injured parties you should:
Keep the injured person warm.
Get the injured person to stand up.
Give the injured person a cold drink.
None of the above.
3. To check the automatic transmission fluid:
you should turn the engine off.
the wheel nuts must be loose.
you must go down grades.
the engine may have to be running.
4. To prevent rollover, you should:
place the cargo near the front of the trailer.
keep the cargo as close to the ground as possible.
place the cargo near the rear of the trailer.
put the lightest parts of the cargo under the heaviest parts.
5. After a tire has been changed, you should:
stop a short while later and check that the nuts are tight.
decrease tire pressure.
deflate the tire to 15 psi.
wait at least 30 minutes before driving.
6. The height of the vehicle's center of gravity:
should only be a concern when driving in high winds.
should only be a concern when driving a vehicle.
should only be a concern when loading a vehicle.
is very important for safe handling.
7. Anti-lock brakes:
increase your stopping distance.
reduce the perception distance.
help you stop faster.
keep your brakes from locking up when you brake hard.
8. Why should you be in the proper gear before starting down a hill?
it will help you go faster when you reach the bottom of the hill.
changing gears on a hill is illegal.
it will help the vehicle be more stable while turning.
gravity can cause the speed of your vehicle to increase.
9. The service line is also called:
power line.
cable line.
brake line.
control line.
10. The most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection is:
Liability insurance
Property damage requirements
Safety
Employer liability
 
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CDL Knowledge Test NY

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