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California CDL Permit Test - Air Brakes

Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 20
Directions: This endorsement is required for driving a vehicle with air brakes. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. Each question has three answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the California Commercial Driver Handbook. Questions come from chapters covering: Air Brakes. The Air Brakes endorsement may be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
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1.
Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS):
Reduce a vehicle's normal braking capacity.
Are in addition to other braking systems and do not reduce a vehicle's braking power.
Are not effective on larger vehicles.
2.
A safety valve is set to open at ____ pounds per square inch (psi).
100
150
200
3.
Air storage tanks:
Are not allowed on a vehicle.
Hold compressed air for the brakes.
Should be drained of excess air after every trip.
4.
A dual air brake system:
Consists of two separate air brake systems that share a single set of controls.
Is a single air brake system with two different sets of controls.
Consists of one air brake system for the left side of the truck and one system for the right side of the truck, each with its own set of controls.
5.
When operating a vehicle with a dual air brake system, the driver should:
Let the vehicle warm up before driving to ensure that the fuel reaches the engine.
Let the air compressor build up a minimum of 100 psi pressure in the primary and secondary systems before driving.
Begin driving just after the vehicle starts.
6.
If the spring brakes are on, you should:
Not use the brake pedal.
Press the accelerator.
Move the steering wheel.
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