Knowledge Test Class B

This license is required for driving a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds, and a trailer not to exceed 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or a vehicle designed to transport 24 or more people (including the.. Read More

This license is required for driving a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds, and a trailer not to exceed 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or a vehicle designed to transport 24 or more people (including the driver). To receive this license, applicants must pass a 50-question test. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has three possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Arizona Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving.. Endorsements that may be used with a Class B CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, HazMat and Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.

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Passing Score

1. Who is responsible for ensuring cargo is loaded properly?

Explanation
A driver is responsible for four things related to transporting cargo. They are responsible for inspecting the cargo, recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight, ensuring that the cargo is secured without obstructing their view, and ensuring that the cargo is not obstructing access to emergency equipment.

2. When traveling long distances, you should:

Explanation
To avoid becoming fatigued on a long trip, you should take a break after every 100 miles or two hours of driving. Driving through the night, or during any other time when you would normally be asleep, raises the danger of fatigue.

3. Bridges usually:

Explanation
Bridges tend to freeze before other parts of the road surface. You should be especially careful on bridges when temperatures are near the freezing point.

4. When you need to change lanes:

Explanation
Lane changes should always be executed slowly and smoothly. This will result in safer handling of your vehicle while allowing time for other drivers to react to your movements.

5. Why should you regularly drain the air tanks?

Explanation
Compressed air usually contains a certain amount of moisture and compressor oil, which can build up in the air storage tanks and damage the brake system. The tanks should be drained to clean out these accumulations. On a tank with a manual drain valve, draining should be performed at the end of each day of driving.

6. Having ABS on only one axle:

Explanation
If you have an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) equipped on only the tractor, only the trailer, or only one axle, you will still have more control over the vehicle when braking than you would without ABS. You should brake normally.

7. When in heavy traffic, the safest driving speed is:

Explanation
In heavy traffic, it is safest to travel at the same speed as other vehicles. If two vehicles continue to drive in the same direction at the same speed, they cannot hit each other.
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