Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions.. Read More

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Arkansas Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely and Transporting Passengers Safely. The Passenger endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. Which of the following is not a sign of fatigue?

Explanation
Potential warning signs of fatigue include difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, or heavy eyelids; yawning repeatedly or rubbing your eyes; daydreaming; wandering or disconnected thoughts; trouble remembering the last few miles you've driven; missing exits or traffic signs; having trouble keeping your head up; drifting from your lane; following too closely; hitting a shoulder rumble strip; or feeling restless and irritable.

2. Pre-trip inspections:

Explanation
A vehicle inspection should be completed in the same order every time. This will make it easier for you to learn all of the steps and will make it less likely that you will forget to check something.

3. When backing, you should:

Explanation
Backing a large CMV is always dangerous because you will not be able to see everything behind you. If you must back up, use a helper, if possible.

4. What is Gross Combination Weight?

Explanation
Gross Combination Weight (GCW) is the total weight of a powered unit, its trailer(s), and the cargo being carried.

5. For safety purposes, when should you turn off a retarder?

Explanation
Retarders are mechanisms in some vehicles that help slow a vehicle and reduce the need for braking. However, using a retarder may cause wheels to skid when they have poor traction. Turn off retarders when traveling under wet, snowy, or icy conditions.

6. When using a mirror, you should:

Explanation
When making mirror checks, you should look at the mirrors fairly quickly. If you spend too much time looking in a mirror, you may travel a substantial distance down the road without seeing what is coming up ahead.

7. When passengers have carry-on baggage, it is best to:

Explanation
Bus passengers should never be allowed to leave baggage in the aisle or doorway of a bus. All luggage and cargo must be positioned in a manner that ensures riders are able to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
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