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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Virginia 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 Virginia 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 VA 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. To avoid blinding other drivers, you should dim within ____ of an oncoming vehicle.
1000 feet
250 feet
500 feet
2. If you are caught in strong winds, you should:
immediately take your foot off the accelerator.
keep a strong grip on the steering wheel and slow down or pull off the roadway.
speed up while keeping a strong grip on the steering wheel.
3. If the air pressure gets too low:
the brakes will not work.
ABS will help maintain vehicle control.
the brakes will lock up.
4. To apply the parking brakes:
push the parking brake control knob in.
place the parking brake control knob in Neutral.
pull the parking brake control knob out.
5. When backing, as soon as you see the trailer getting off the proper path, you should:
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.
to keep a firm grip on the steering wheel and continue backing.
6. When inspecting the cargo, make sure it is:
piled up.
secured properly for the first 50 miles after beginning a trip.
not overloaded.
7. Which of the following statements about backing is NOT true?
You should get out of the vehicle and check your path if you are unsure.
Backing toward the left side is very dangerous because you can't see as well.
You should use the lowest reverse gear.
8. If a load is 50 feet long, the minimum number of tie-downs required is:
9. When a tire fails, do NOT:
brake, unless you're about to run into something.
keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down.
10. If you become drowsy while driving, you should:
drink plenty of coffee.
open the windows to get some fresh air.
take a break.
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VA CDL Practice Test

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