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Drivers who want to drive combination vehicles must pass the combination vehicles test. The New York CDL combination test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The test covers the combination vehicles section of the New York CDL Manual. Take this practice test now to prepare for the actual NY CDL combination test!
1. Which of the following is NOT a way to determine if your trailer is equipped with ABS (antilock braking system)?
It was built after March 1, 1998.
The letters "ABS" are printed on the side of the steering wheel.
Wheel speed sensor wires are coming from the back of the brakes.
It has yellow ABS malfunction lamps.
2. With brake drums, if brakes become too hot:
the brakes may stop working.
the brakes will supply too much power to the drive wheels.
the air compressor will kick on to cool the brakes.
your ABS will malfunction.
3. To prevent rollover, you should:
keep the cargo as close to the ground as possible.
drive slowly around on ramps and off ramps.
go slowly around turns.
All of the above.
4. Having ABS on only the trailer:
makes the trailer more likely to swing out.
still gives you more control over your vehicle during braking.
is very dangerous.
makes the trailer more likely to roll over.
5. When driving on slippery roads, you should NOT:
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
try to anticipate stops early.
go slowly.
use the engine brake.
6. If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should:
pull off the road and get some rest.
get an energy drink.
get some coffee.
open your window.
7. If your trailer starts to skid, you should:
release the brakes to get traction back.
use the trailer hand brake (if you have one) to straighten out the rig.
accelerate slightly.
keep the rear of your vehicle close to the curb.
8. To know how much space you should keep in front of you when driving at speeds below 40 mph, one good rule says you need at least ______ for each ______ of vehicle length.
1 second; 10 feet
2 seconds; 10 feet
3 seconds; 50 feet
1 second; 5 feet
9. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS oil level is not adequate.
the ABS is in Neutral.
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS is not working properly.
10. Older trailers do not have spring brakes. If the air supply leaks away:
the ABS won't work properly.
there will be no emergency brakes.
the trailer will stop normally.
All of the above.
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NY CDL Combination Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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