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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. To test your parking brake, do the following:
Set the parking brake while going downhill.
Speed up to 5 mph, then set the parking brake.
Speed up to 15 mph, then set the parking brake.
Set the parking brake, and gently pull against it in a low gear.
2. A burning tire must be:
cooled with water.
immediately removed from the vehicle.
covered with cloth.
None of the above.
3. If you see a hazard ahead, you should:
think about the emergencies that could develop and be prepared to take action.
call the emergency services.
come to a complete stop when safe to do so.
none of the above.
4. When the spring brakes are on, you should:
not push the brake pedal down.
press the accelerator.
exceed the posted speed limit.
pump the brakes.
5. Whether or not you load and secure your load yourself, you are responsible for:
inspecting your cargo.
knowing your cargo is properly secured.
recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight.
All of the above.
6. When should you downshift automatic transmissions?
When you use the brake pedal during normal driving
When going up steep grades
When going down grades
When going around curves
7. To prevent fire, you should:
inspect tires and cargo.
inspect the electrical, fuel, and exhaust systems.
check that the fire extinguisher is charged.
All of the above.
8. When driving trucks with trailers, drivers should:
make quick lane changes.
push the brake pedal to the floor when braking.
decrease their following distance.
avoid making sudden movements with the steering wheel.
9. To prevent drowsiness before a trip, drivers should:
get adequate sleep.
avoid scheduling trips for the middle of the night.
avoid medications that cause drowsiness.
All of the above.
10. You should review the pre-trip inspection report from the last driver:
It doesn't have to be reviewed.
after each trip.
once a week.
during your pre-trip inspection.
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NY CDL Knowledge Test

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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