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 State of Delaware 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. Which of the following vehicles is not exempted in requiring the driver to hold a CDL?

Explanation
Subject to certain conditions, a CDL is not required to operate military vehicles, authorized emergency vehicles, farm equipment, or recreational vehicles. It is also not required for operating a straight truck that contains only your personal property that you are not selling.

2. When checking the air and electrical lines during a vehicle inspection, all of the following should be true, except:

Explanation
When examining the air and electrical lines as part of your vehicle inspection test, you must listen for leaks. Ensure that the air hoses and electrical lines are not cut, chafed, spliced, or worn. Make sure air and electrical lines are not tangled, pinched, or dragging against tractor parts.

3. If driving in a foggy area, you should not:

Explanation
It is safest not to drive in foggy areas. However, if you must drive through fog, you should slow down, use your low beam headlights and fog lights, and turn on your four-way flashers.

4. Routine vehicle inspections should be done to ensure:

Explanation
The most important reason to inspect your vehicle is to ensure the safety of yourself and other road users.

5. In very hot weather, tires should be checked regularly because:

Explanation
Air expands as it gets warmer, so the air pressure in your tires could reach dangerously high levels while being used in very hot weather. If this happens, stop and let your tires cool. Do not let air out of the tires, as this could result in the pressure dropping to an unsafe level once the tires cool down.

6. During exercises that are not the straight line backing exercise, you may exit your vehicle to check its position no more than:

Explanation
A driver is allowed to exit their vehicle to check its position during any basic control skills test exercise. This action is called a "look." During the straight line backing exercise, a driver may not exceed one look. During any other exercise, a driver may not exceed two looks.

7. Which of the following is not a crime that would disqualify an applicant from a hazardous materials endorsement?

Explanation
There are a number of crimes that will disqualify a person from receiving a hazardous materials endorsement for seven years. Among these offenses are arson, robbery, and crimes of dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation. More serious crimes, such as murder, result in a lifetime disqualification.
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