Knowledge Test Class A

This license is required for driving any legal combination of vehicles, with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of a trailer exceeds 10,000 pounds To receive this license, applicants must pass a 50-question.. Read More

This license is required for driving any legal combination of vehicles, with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of a trailer exceeds 10,000 pounds To receive this license, applicants must pass a 50-question test. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Arkansas Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination, Doubles and Hazardous Materials. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, HazMat and Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. Who is responsible for the safe operation of a vehicle?

Explanation
The person driving a vehicle is responsible for its safe operation. Be sure to perform routine vehicle inspections before operating a commercial motor vehicle.

2. When driving, it is important to:

Explanation
It is essential that you are aware of what is happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Scan the road ahead and make regular checks of the mirrors on both sides of your vehicle while you are driving.

3. When backing with a trailer:

Explanation
When backing with a trailer, you should pull up to reposition your vehicle as needed.

4. Driving at night is:

Explanation
Driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day. It is more difficult for drivers to see hazards, the glare of headlights can affect drivers' vision, and there are more fatigued and impaired drivers on the road.

5. If you remain in neutral for too long while switching gears:

Explanation
If you remain in neutral for too long while switching gears, you may have difficulty putting the vehicle into the next gear. If this happens, do not try to force the gear shift. Instead, return to neutral, release the clutch, increase the engine speed to match the road speed, and try again.

6. What is axle weight?

Explanation
"Axle weight" refers to the weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles.

7. A jogger wearing a stereo headset:

Explanation
Be careful around pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists who are wearing headphones. They may be unable to hear your vehicle approaching and may do dangerous things because they do not know you are there.
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