Combination

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 Commercial Driver License.. Read More

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 Commercial Driver License Manual. 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 have one hour to correctly answer a minimum of 16 questions. The Combination test is not a replacement for the Double/Triple endorsement test.

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1. Driving a combination vehicle ____ than driving a single vehicle.

Explanation
Driving a combination vehicle usually requires more skill than driving a single vehicle. Combination vehicles are generally longer and heavier than single commercial vehicles.

2. Rollovers happen when drivers:

Explanation
A rollover happens as a result of a driver taking a turn at too high a speed. Be sure to take turns and curves safely and slowly.

3. What does the trailer air supply control look like?

Explanation
On newer vehicles, the trailer air supply control is an eight-sided red knob. It's used to control the tractor protection valve.

4. Pull out the trailer air supply control to test:

Explanation
Be sure to test the trailer emergency brakes before beginning a trip. After ensuring that the trailer rolls freely, you can test the emergency brakes by pulling out the trailer air supply control, or placing it in the "emergency" position. Pull forward slightly with the tractor and make sure the trailer does not move.

5. After connecting the air lines to the trailer while coupling, you should:

Explanation
Correctly following the steps to couple and uncouple trailers is vital to safely operating a combination vehicle. After connecting the air lines to the trailer while coupling, you should supply air to the trailer.

6. Avoid needing to make sudden lane changes by:

Explanation
Making a sudden lane change can be dangerous when driving a combination vehicle. Avoid the need to make a sudden lane change by looking down the road for upcoming obstacles that will require you to change lanes.

7. The emergency air line:

Explanation
The emergency air line (also known as the supply line) has two functions. The first is to supply air to the trailer air tanks on a combination vehicle, and the second is to control the emergency brakes.
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