Alaska Driver’s Examination

Double

This endorsement is required if the driver will pull two or three trailers. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a..

This endorsement is required if the driver will pull two or three trailers. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Each question has three possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Alaska Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination Vehicles and Doubles and Triples. The Double/Triple endorsement can be used with the Class A CDL.

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An air compressor governor controls:

Explanation
In an air brake system, the air compressor governor controls when the air compressor pumps air into the air storage tanks.

The two indicators that determine when you should upshift are:

Explanation
There are two indicators that determine when you need to shift into a higher gear. One indicator is the engine speed (rpm). You should read your vehicle's manual to learn its rpm range and shift up when you reach the top of that range. The other indicator is road speed (mph). You should learn which speeds each gear can accommodate, then keep an eye on the speedometer and shift up as needed.

When should mirrors be adjusted?

Explanation
The adjustment of your mirrors should be checked prior to the start of all trips. Adjust your mirrors as needed.

Mirrors should be used:

Explanation
When driving, you should frequently check the mirrors on both sides of your vehicle.

If you are backing and the trailer begins to drift off-course, the driver should:

Explanation
If your trailer begins to drift while you are backing, you should correct the drift immediately by turning the top of the steering wheel in the direction of the drift.

During a walk-around inspection, ensure the release arm is properly seated and the safety latch or lock is:

Explanation
When inspecting the fifth wheel before a trip, you should ensure that the release arm is properly seated and the safety latch or lock is engaged. All components should be present and in proper working condition.

How can a driver maintain alertness while driving?

Explanation
Eating heavy foods before driving or keeping the temperature in a cab too high can cause a driver to become drowsy while behind the wheel. Exercising and maintaining a healthy diet will help a driver to stay alert while driving.
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