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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. If a load is 10 feet long, the minimum number of tie-downs required is:
2. If your vehicle gets stuck on the railroad tracks, you should:
get out of your vehicle and away from the tracks.
gather up your paperwork and shipping papers while calling 911, then get out of the vehicle.
check for identifiable landmarks to give the location of the crossing.
All of the above.
3. When you have to back, you should always try to back toward the driver's side. Why?
You can see better and watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
Backing toward the left side is more dangerous.
You can watch the front of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
All of the above.
4. ABS will:
not give you more control over the vehicle during braking.
not change your normal braking capability.
increase your average speed.
shorten your stopping distance.
5. You supply air to the trailer brake system by:
plugging the electrical cord into the trailer.
pulling out the trailer air supply valve.
connecting the tractor service air line to the trailer service glad hand.
pushing in the trailer air supply knob.
6. When backing, as soon as you see the trailer getting off the proper path, you should:
to keep a firm grip on the steering wheel and continue backing.
turn the top of the steering wheel in the direction of the drift.
turn the top of the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the drift.
None of the above.
7. On front tires, tread should be at least:
1/16 inch
4/16 inch
2/32 inch
4/32 inch
8. When inspecting the coupling, make sure ________ between the upper and the lower fifth-wheel.
there are at least 36 inches
there is no space
there are 10 feet
there is at least 1 foot
9. An Anti-lock Braking System:
lets you brake faster.
keeps your wheels from locking when you brake hard.
increases a vehicle's stopping power.
increases the distamce required to stop on slippery surfaces.
10. To test the tractor-semitrailer connection for security:
plug the electrical cord into the trailer and fasten the safety catch.
go under the trailer and look into the back of the fifth-wheel.
pull out the air supply knob.
check that the trailer is locked onto the tractor by pulling the tractor gently forward while the trailer brakes are still locked.
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CDL Combination Test (NY)

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