All applicants who are applying for a Class A CDL should be prepared to take the Combination test. This test covers information found in Section 6 of the Missouri Commercial Driver License Manual. Section 6 provides the information needed to safely operate tractor-trailers, doubles, triples, and straight trucks with trailers. The test is made up of 20 multiple-choice questions, and applicants will need to correctly answer a minimum of 16 questions to pass. The Combination test is not a replacement for the Double/Triple endorsement test.
Number of Question
1. Older trailers are not equipped with spring brakes. This means that if the air supply for a vehicle's air braking system leaks away:
Older trailers do not have spring brakes. This means that if the air supply in an older trailer's air tank has leaked away, there will be no working brakes connected to the trailer and its wheels will turn freely.
2. When braking while pulling a trailer equipped with anti-lock brakes, you should:
When driving a tractor-trailer combination that is equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), you should brake in the same manner that you would if the vehicle was not equipped with ABS.
3. The service air line is often controlled by the foot brake and is attached to the ____ valves.
The service air line carries air and is controlled by either the foot brake or trailer hand brake. The service air line is attached to relay valves, which allow the trailer brakes to be applied quickly.
4. In an empty combination vehicle, the stiff suspension springs and strong brakes will have:
An empty combination vehicle will come to a complete stop more slowly than a fully-loaded vehicle. With less weight in a trailer, the stiff suspension springs and strong brakes will have lower traction than they would if the vehicle carried more weight.
5. When coupling, after you've connected the air lines to the trailer, you should:
Correctly following the steps to couple and uncouple trailers is vital to safely operating a combination vehicle. After connecting the air lines to the trailer while coupling, you should supply air to the trailer.
6. Fully-loaded rigs:
Fully-loaded rigs are more vulnerable to rolling over than empty rigs because the weight of the cargo gives the vehicles higher centers of gravity.
7. Operating combination vehicles usually requires ____ operating single vehicles.