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Drivers who want to drive combination vehicles must pass the combination vehicles test. The Virginia 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 Virginia CDL Manual. Take this practice test now to prepare for the actual VA CDL combination test!
1. Blocking _______________ to keep it from sliding.
goes from the upper part of the cargo to the floor
is used in the front, back, and/or sides of a piece of cargo
is used only in the back of a piece of cargo
2. What is a pull up when referring to truck driving?
When a driver stops and pulls forward to get a better position.
A specific maneuver used to decelerate smoothly in the exit lane.
A driving maneuver used to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and stop.
3. The best way to recognize that your trailer has started to skid is:
by seeing it in your mirrors.
by recognizing tire failure.
by feeling the brakes come on.
4. When you are driving on a slippery road, you should NOT:
use the engine brake or speed retarder.
keep a longer following distance.
adjust turning and braking to road conditions.
5. Cargo tie-downs are used to:
prevent freezing.
prevent right-turn accidents.
keep cargo from shifting or falling.
6. Empty trucks:
require a shorter stopping distance than full trucks.
require the same stopping distance than full trucks.
require a greater stopping distance than full trucks.
7. When backing with a trailer, you should:
check your mirrors on both sides frequently.
look at your line of travel before you begin backing.
All of the above.
8. On any upgrade, gravity:
slows you down.
doubles your speed.
speed you up.
9. ABS:
allows you to brake harder.
is an addition to your normal brakes.
should only be used on dry roads.
10. If you cannot make a right turn without entering another traffic lane, you should:
turn wide as you complete the turn.
turn wide before you start the turn.
swing wide to the left before starting the turn.
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VA CDL Combination Test

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