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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. If you've been drinking alcohol, only ____ will sober you up.
black coffee
a cold shower
2. To maintain alertness while driving, you should:
take periodic breaks – about every 250 miles.
keep the cab warm.
rely on caffeine.
protect yourself from glare with sunglasses.
3. On a tractor-trailer equipped with a trailer brake hand valve, the hand valve can be used to:
keep from rolling back.
prevent movement of cargo.
hold compressed air.
reduce the chance of the front wheels skidding.
4. What should you do if you doubt you have safe space to pass under a low bridge?
Increase the weight of your vehicle to clearing under the bridge.
Go slowly, and take another route if you are not sure you can make it.
Assume that the height posted at the bridges is correct.
If no warnings are posted, assume there is enough clearance under the bridge and proceed slowly.
5. When driving in heavy rain:
drive alongside other vehicles if possible.
take curves at higher speeds and brake while in curves.
avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water if possible.
All of the above.
6. Front-end header boards:
protect your from glare and eyestrain.
protect you from your cargo in case of an accident.
can cause your vehicle to hydroplane.
protect the cargo from weather.
7. Which of the following is a reason to cover cargo?
To contain a spill
To protect the cargo from weather
To protect people from spilled cargo
All of the above.
8. If you are involved in a collision and not seriously hurt, you should:
notify the authorities.
do your best to care for the injured.
protect the area.
All of the above.
9. Which of the following statements about drugs is true?
Use of drugs can lead to traffic accidents.
Some "controlled substances" are allowed to reduce fatigue.
Possession and use of a drug given to a driver by a doctor is never permitted.
All over-the-counter drugs are safe to use while on duty.
10. If your vehicle is hydroplaning, you should:
put the vehicle in reverse.
stay off the brake.
speed up.
apply the brakes.
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NY CDL Practice Test

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Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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