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 three possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Maine 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

1. If you are confronted with an aggressive driver, you should:

Explanation
The best thing to do when confronted with an aggressive driver is to get out of their way, if possible. Avoid making eye contact, which could further provoke the driver. Ignore any hand gestures made by the driver.

2. If a vehicle is carrying hazardous cargo, placards must be placed:

Explanation
Placards must be placed on the front, the rear, and both sides of a vehicle carrying hazardous cargo. They must be readable from any direction.

3. Tie-downs are used to:

Explanation
On flatbed trailers, cargo must be secured by tie-downs to keep it from shifting or falling off while the vehicle is in motion. Tie-downs may also be used to prevent cargo shifting in closed vans. Shifting cargo could affect the handling of a vehicle.

4. When completing an offset back/left parking maneuver, a driver should:

Explanation
If you are asked to complete an offset back/left parking maneuver, you should first pull straight forward, then back up to the left. Your vehicle must be parked completely within the boundaries of the parking space.

5. When loading cargo, it is important to:

Explanation
It is a driver's responsibility to make sure their vehicle is not overloaded. They must be aware of legal weight limits and the maximum weight that their vehicle is rated to carry, including the weight capacity rating of the suspension system.

6. When entering a curve, you should:

Explanation
You should always slow down to a safe speed and shift into a lower gear before entering a curve.

7. If an aggressive driver is involved in a crash on the road ahead, you should:

Explanation
If you see a crash involving an aggressive driver, you should stop a safe distance from the crash scene, wait for police to arrive, and inform them of the aggressive behavior you witnessed.
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