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This endorsement is required for driving a vehicle with air brakes. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a written..

This endorsement is required for driving a vehicle with air brakes. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a written test. The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Georgia Commercial Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapter covering: Air Brakes. The Air Brakes endorsement may be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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On trucks and buses, where are ABS malfunction lamps located?

Explanation
Tractors, trucks, and buses with Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) have yellow malfunction lamps located on their instrument panels. Trailers have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on their left side, either on the front or rear corner.

Before driving a vehicle with a dual air brake system, you must wait for the air compressor to build a minimum of ____ in both the primary and secondary systems.

Explanation
Before driving a vehicle with a dual air brake system, you should wait for the air compressor to build up at least 100 psi in both the primary and secondary systems.

An air compressor governor will stop the compressor from pumping air once the air tanks have an air pressure level of:

Explanation
An air compressor governor will stop the compressor from pumping air once the air tanks are at an air pressure level of 125 psi. This air pressure level is referred to as the "cut-out" level.

Brake fading is caused when:

Explanation
Using the brakes excessively will cause them to overheat, making them less effective. This is referred to as "fading."

All air tanks must include:

Explanation
Air brake system tanks must contain drain valves. These valves are used to drain accumulated oil and water from the tanks and may be either manually or automatically operated.

Brakes may get out of adjustment:

Explanation
Brakes can get out of adjustment quickly, especially if they are used to the point of overheating. Brake adjustment should be checked frequently.
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