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 test. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the 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
1. Which of the following is not a backing maneuver that you will be asked to perform during the basic control skills test?
Backing maneuvers that may be included in the basic vehicle control skills test include straight line backing, offset back/right, offset back/left, driver side parallel parking, conventional parallel parking, and alley docking.
2. On a leaf spring, the leaves:
When inspecting a vehicle's suspension, you should look for broken or missing leaves in the leaf springs. Any defect of this kind is dangerous. If one-fourth or more of the leaves are missing from any leaf spring, the vehicle must be put out-of-service.
3. Bridges usually:
Bridges usually freeze before the rest of the road. You should be especially careful when crossing bridges if the temperature is near the freezing point.
4. When driving, the steering wheel should be:
Hold the steering wheel firmly with both hands, placing them on opposite sides of the wheel.
5. When you leave your vehicle, you should:
The parking brake should be applied when leaving your vehicle.
6. In cold weather, an alcohol evaporator should be checked and filled:
An alcohol evaporator can help prevent ice from building up in an air brake system. In cold weather, the evaporator should be checked and refilled every day.
7. Applying the brake pedal causes air pressure to activate an electric switch and: