Knowledge Test Class B

This license is required for driving a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds, and a trailer not to exceed 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or a vehicle designed to transport 24 or more people (including the.. Read More

This license is required for driving a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds, and a trailer not to exceed 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or a vehicle designed to transport 24 or more people (including the driver). 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), Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving.. Endorsements that may be used with a Class B CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, HazMat and Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.

Number of Question
Passing Score

8. Once stopped as part of the stop/start maneuver, you should:

Explanation
When parking as a part of the stop/start maneuver during the on-road driving skills test, you must apply the parking brake. The gears should be shifted into neutral or park. You must be parked parallel to the curb and should not be blocking any driveways or intersections.

9. When driving, you should stop every ____ to take a break to avoid becoming too tired.

Explanation
To reduce the risk of becoming fatigued on a long trip, you should stop to take a break at least once for every two hours or 100 miles driven.

10. Friction in an S-cam brake is caused when the brake shoes and linings:

Explanation
Friction inside a brake drum is caused when the brake shoes and linings push against the inside of the drum. The friction in the drums will slow and stop the vehicle.

11. If federal inspectors judge your vehicle to be unsafe, they can:

Explanation
If a federal or state inspector judges a CMV to be unsafe, they may put it out-of-service until it is fixed.

12. When transporting cargo, drivers must check the securement of the cargo every:

Explanation
The securement of cargo must be checked before beginning a trip, within the first 50 miles of a trip, and then again every three hours or 150 miles.

13. Distracted driving:

Explanation
To reduce the risk of distraction, do not engage in complex or emotionally intense conversations while driving. Pre-programming radio stations before your trip and avoiding eating, drinking, or smoking while at the wheel can also help you avoid becoming distracted while driving. Remember that mental distractions that take your attention away from the task of driving can be just as dangerous as physical distractions.

14. By beginning a left turn before reaching the center of an intersection, you:

Explanation
When planning to turn left at an intersection, make sure you have reached the center of the intersection before beginning the turn. If you turn too soon, off-tracking may cause the left side of your vehicle to hit another vehicle.
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