District of columbia Driver’s Examination


This endorsement is required if the driver will pull two or three trailers. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a..

This endorsement is required if the driver will pull two or three trailers. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Each question has four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Washington D.C. Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination Vehicles and Doubles and Triples. The Double/Triple endorsement can be used with the Class A CDL.

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If you are turning left and there are two available left turn lanes, which lane should you choose?

A large vehicle may need to swing right to make a left turn. If an intersection has two left turn lanes, the driver should choose the righthand land to begin their turn.

A danger of a large truck swerving to avoid a hazard is:

Swerving out of the way of a hazard is sometimes safer than trying to stop before reaching the hazard. You can usually turn away from something more quickly than you can come to a complete stop. However, swerving while in a vehicle that is either top-heavy or pulling multiple trailers may result in a rollover.

If involved in a crash, basic procedures should include all of the following, except:

If you are involved in a crash, the three basic things you need to do are protect the area, notify the proper authorities, and care for anyone injured. It is important to protect the accident site immediately after the accident occurs to help prevent another crash from happening in the same location.

What is sleep debt?

You can build up a "debt" of sleep if you do not sleep for adequate amounts of time. You can only catch up on the time that you "owe" by getting more sleep.

When inspecting a double or triple trailer that has more parts than a smaller tractor-trailer combination:

Doubles and triples should be inspected using the same process that is used to inspect other vehicles. A driver should expect a properly thorough inspection of a double or triple to take more time than an inspection of a smaller vehicle.

____ are the cause of more than half of all accident-related truck driver deaths.

More than half of all accident-related truck driver deaths are a result of truck rollovers. To help prevent a rollover, be sure to load cargo low to the ground and centered on your rig. Take corners slowly and carefully.

Which of the following types of vehicles is most prone to the “crack-the-whip" effect?

Double and triple combinations are the most vulnerable to turning over as a result of the "crack-the-whip" effect.
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