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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. Before operating the vehicle, the driver should:
review the last vehicle inspection report.
should not review the vehicle inspection report and immediately try to find any vehicle defects.
rely on the last vehicle inspection and skip the pre-trip inspection.
None of the above.
2. You should reject a vehicle until which of the following gets rectified?
Faulty headlights
Faulty windshield wipers
Faulty flashers
All of the above.
3. Skids caused by acceleration can usually be stopped by:
coming to a complete stop.
taking the foot off the accelerator.
applying the brakes firmly.
speeding up.
4. Effects of distracted driving include:
incorrect inputs to the steering.
improved reaction time.
increased following distance.
reduction in braking distance.
5. Which of these is true about the radiator shutters and the winterfront?
If the winterfront is left open, the engine may overheat.
You should make sure the winterfront is closed tightly.
You should remove ice from the radiator shutters.
All of the above.
6. You should check air pressure and temperature gauges:
at the end of each trip.
as often as is practical.
at the beginning of each trip.
every time you stop.
7. You should signal your intention to turn at least ____ before turning or changing lanes.
250 feet
100 feet
50 feet
75 feet
8. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
plan your route before you begin driving.
clear the vehicle of any unnecessary objects.
avoid typing or reading a text message on a mobile device while driving.
All of the above.
9. What is an important thing to remember about emergency braking?
The more heavily loaded semitrailer trailer should be in the rear.
You should never use stab braking.
Pushing down on the brake pedal as hard as you can will only keep the wheels locked up and cause a skid.
Your natural response (hitting the brakes) is never the right solution.
10. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
cut or cracked valve stems.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
loose, broken, or missing tailpipes.
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NY CDL Practice Test

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Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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