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Michigan 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. Test questions come from the Michigan Commercial Driver License Manual. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has four possible answer choices. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination Vehicles, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, Doubles/Triples, HazMat, Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.
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1.
What is traction?
Friction between the tires and road
Tires' rates of rotation
The length of time needed to activate the brakes
2.
A cargo van is:
Usually the same height with or without a load.
Usually taller than with a heavy load than with a light load.
Usually shorter with a heavy load than with a light load.
3.
When driving under wet conditions, a lack of spray coming from the tires of other vehicles indicates that:
Ice has formed on the road.
The pavement is dry.
The spray is caught on the underside of the vehicle.
4.
Your CDL will be revoked if:
You want to add an endorsement.
Your privilege to operate your personal vehicle is revoked.
You have not paid a toll.
5.
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.
6.
To prevent your vehicle from rolling backward when beginning to move, you can:
Partly engage the clutch before taking your foot off the brake pedal.
Place the vehicle in second gear.
Use the parking brake when stopping.
7.
Rust around wheel nuts may mean:
It has rained recently.
The nuts could be loose.
The tires should be replaced.
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