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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. Escape ramps:
are designed to stop runaway vehicles safely.
should not be used unless you have already tried all other possible ways to save your vehicle after brake failure.
cannot be used by certain types of heavy vehicles.
All of the above.
2. With brake drums, if brakes become too hot:
your ABS will malfunction.
the brakes will supply too much power to the drive wheels.
the air compressor will kick on to cool the brakes.
The brakes may stop working
3. ABS helps you:
brake harder.
stop faster.
drive faster.
None of the above.
4. Which of the following statements about over-the-counter drugs is true?
They may affect safe driving ability.
They are perfectly safe and legal.
They can be used while on duty, as long as you drink coffee to stay awake.
They are not considered drugs.
5. If you perform the skills test in a vehicle that is not equipped with air brakes:
you will be restricted from operating vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to operate vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to operate a CMV without hydraulic brakes.
you will be required to take the tank vehicle test.
6. The use of brakes on a steep downgrade is:
the main braking factor.
much more effective than the engine braking effect.
dangerous, and should be avoided at all costs.
a supplement to the braking effect of the engine.
7. If you become drowsy while driving, you should:
open the windows to get some fresh air.
take a break.
drink plenty of coffee.
try to fight it.
8. When you have to back, use a helper whenever possible. Before you begin backing, work out a set of hand signals that you both understand. It is especially important to agree on a signal for:
"Get closer"
9. Foundation brakes are used:
only with the right wheels.
at each wheel.
only with the rear wheels.
only with the front wheels.
10. Why should you put the starter switch key in your pocket during the pre-trip inspection?
So no one moves the vehicle while you are inspecting underneath it.
So you don't lose it.
You will need it to inspect the trailer.
All of the above.
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Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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