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California CDL Permit Test - Combination

Number of questions: 20
Passing score: 17
Directions: All applicants who are applying for a Class A CDL should be prepared to take the Combination test. This test covers information found in Section 6 of the California Commercial Driver Handbook. Section 6 provides the information needed to safely operate tractor-trailers, doubles, triples, and straight trucks with trailers. The test is made up of 20 multiple-choice questions, and applicants will need to correctly answer a minimum of 17 questions to pass. The Combination test is not a replacement for the Double/Triple endorsement test.
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1.
When entering or crossing traffic while driving a combination vehicle, it is especially important that you:
Sound your horn.
Make sure there is a large enough gap for your vehicle.
Expect other drivers to make room for your vehicle.
2.
After connecting the air lines to the trailer while coupling, you should:
Supply air to the trailer.
Chock the wheels.
Inspect the fifth wheel.
3.
Avoid needing to make sudden lane changes by:
Using your horn to encourage other drivers to move out of your lane.
Only driving slower than the posted speed limit.
Watching the road ahead while driving.
4.
Trailers with low underneath clearance may be difficult to drive:
On interstate highways.
Over railroad crossings.
On dirt roads.
At the posted speed limit.
5.
Trailers built before 1975 are:
Required to have spring brakes.
Not required to have spring brakes.
Unsafe to drive.
6.
Test the tractor protection valve by:
Removing the air supply knob.
Removing the parking brake control knob.
Releasing air with the brake pedal.
Releasing air with the gas pedal.
7.
If an air supply control is in its "emergency" position:
The vehicle will increase speed.
The trailer emergency brakes will be applied.
The air supply to the trailer will increase.
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