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 four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Kansas 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

8. When checking the springs during a vehicle inspection, do all of the following, except:

Explanation
When checking the springs as part of the vehicle inspection test, you should look for missing, shifted, cracked, or broken leaf springs, as well as broken or distorted coil springs. If the vehicle is equipped with torsion bars, torque arms, or other types of suspension components, ensure that they are not damaged and are mounted securely.

9. Friction inside a brake drum 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.

10. When checking the exhaust system, it should be:

Explanation
When checking the exhaust system, you should verify that no parts of the system are loose, broken, or missing.

11. 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.

12. Placards should be used:

Explanation
Placards must be placed on the outside of vehicles carrying hazardous materials. They identify the specific class or classes of materials being carried and warn others of relevant hazards.

13. What is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)?

Explanation
The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the total weight of a single vehicle plus its load. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum combined weight of a vehicle and its cargo that is permitted and specified by the manufacturer.

14. How is the parking brake released?

Explanation
In newer vehicles with air brakes, the parking brakes are controlled by a diamond-shaped yellow knob. Pull the knob out to activate the parking brakes and push it in to release them.
DMV Writen Test Logo