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.
If driving a heavy vehicle, to ensure you do not slow down traffic, you should:
Switch gears when going uphill
Try to pass a vehicle going uphill
Stay in the right lane
2.
When driving, space is:
Not encouraged between vehicles
A safety cushion, allowing time if something goes wrong
Only encouraged on the passenger side of the vehicle
3.
One way to prevent hydroplaning is to:
Ensure tires have good tread depth
Under-inflate the tires
Drive faster than usual
4.
Which of the following situations is acceptable if found during a pre-trip inspection?
Mismatched sized tires
Tread of 3/32 in the grooves of the front tires
Tired manufactured by different makers
5.
When transporting cargo, drivers must check the securement of the cargo every:
10 miles
150 miles
500 miles
6.
During the driving test, when asked to make a lane change:
You should not be concerned with other motorists
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
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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