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Maine CDL Permit Test - Class A

Number of questions: 50
Passing score: 40
Directions: 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.
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1.
Which of the following is acceptable if found during a pre-trip inspection?
Mismatched tire sizes
Tread of 3/32 of an inch in the grooves of the front tires
Tires manufactured by different makers
2.
To ensure that you do not slow down traffic when driving a large truck, you should:
Switch gears while driving uphill.
Try to pass another vehicle while driving uphill.
Stay in the right lane whenever possible.
3.
During the driving test, when asked to make a lane change:
You should not be concerned with other motorists.
You should use your turn signal and change lanes when safe.
You should make the lane change as quickly as possible, even if that means cutting off another driver.
4.
When transporting cargo, drivers must check the securement of the cargo every:
10 miles.
150 miles.
500 miles.
5.
Maintaining a cushion of space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead is:
Not encouraged, as it slows the flow of traffic.
Encouraged, as it allows you time to react to unexpected hazards.
Only encouraged if you are traveling with a passenger.
6.
One way to prevent hydroplaning on wet road surfaces is to:
Ensure that your tires have good tread depth.
Under-inflate your tires.
Drive faster than usual.
7.
Do not base your decision to shift gears on:
The speed of your engine (rpm).
The speed of the road (mph).
The actions of the vehicle next to you.
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