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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Vermont 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 Vermont 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 VT 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. A bridge formula permits less maximum axle weight for axles that:
are further apart than normal
have a high center of gravity
are closer together
2. If ABS is not working, you should:
slow down and use a lower gear.
put on your 4-way emergency flashers.
brake as you always have.
3. Effects of distracted driving include:
incorrect inputs to the steering.
increased following distance.
improved reaction time.
4. Texting while driving a CMV is:
acceptable if the message less than 140 characters.
acceptable if the message work-related.
5. The Individual Vehicle Distance Record (IVDR) must include all of the following except:
Date of trip
Number of stops
Trip origin and destination
6. _________ is operating a motor vehicle with the intent of doing harm to others.
Road rage
Angry driving
Aggressive driving
7. If you need to make a large steering adjustment while using controlled braking, you should:
keep braking as hard as you can while steering.
downshift and keep braking.
release the brakes.
8. When transporting a load, the cargo should be inspected:
by a helper.
after every break you take during your trip.
only after driving.
9. Which of the following is not a sign of fatigue?
Feeling hungry
Yawning repeatedly
10. Retarders:
help slow a vehicle and reduce brake wear.
help prevent accidents by applying extra braking power to the non-drive wheels.
apply their braking power whenever you push on the accelerator.
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VT CDL Knowledge Test

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