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Drivers who want to drive combination vehicles must pass the combination vehicles test. The Vermont 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 Vermont CDL Manual. Take this practice test now to prepare for the actual VT CDL combination test!
1. You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission, and you have to stop on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. When putting your vehicle back in motion up the grade, you should:
partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake.
shift down to a speed that you can control without using the brakes.
use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages.
2. How can you tell if a converter dollie has ABS?
There is an ABS plaque on the right side of the dolly.
There is a yellow lamp on the left side of the dolly.
There is a red lamp on the left side of the dolly.
3. If you feel drowsy while driving, what should you do?
Turn on the radio to keep you awake.
Pull off the road and get some sleep.
Get an energy drink.
4. When you have to back, you should always try to back toward the driver's side. Why?
You can watch the front of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
You can see better and watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
All of the above.
5. Strong winds can make it difficult to stay in your lane, especially when:
going into tunnels.
driving at speeds below 40 mph.
coming out of tunnels.
6. It's very important to distribute the cargo so it is:
as high up as possible.
as low as possible.
in the centre of the load.
7. When backing a trailer, you should:
not back up in a straight line.
pull-up frequently to reposition the vehicle.
turn the steering wheel toward the direction you want to go.
8. Loose cargo:
could hurt or kill you during a quick stop.
can be a danger to others and yourself.
All of the above.
9. Over-length loads:
may require special equipment such as "wide load" or flags.
require special transit permits.
All of the above.
10. When parking, you should choose a spot:
that allows you to pull forward when you leave.
that allows you do a walk around inspection.
that requires backing up.
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VT CDL Combination Test

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