Knowledge Test Class B

This license is required for driving a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds, and a trailer not to exceed 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or a vehicle designed to transport 24 or more people (including the.. Read More

This license is required for driving a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds, and a trailer not to exceed 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or a vehicle designed to transport 24 or more people (including the driver). 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 New Jersey Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving.. Endorsements that may be used with a Class B CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, HazMat and Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.

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1. An air compressor governor will stop the compressor from pumping air once the air tanks have an air pressure level of:

Explanation
An air compressor governor will stop the compressor from pumping air once the air tanks are at an air pressure level of 125 psi. This air pressure level is referred to as the "cut-out" level.

2. Rims with welding repairs:

Explanation
A driver should inspect wheels before a drive, specifically looking for damage on the wheels and rims. Wheels or rims that have had welding repairs are not safe for use.

3. To obtain a passenger endorsement, applicants must be at least:

Explanation
You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a CDL. However, you must be 21 years old to drive in interstate commerce or to obtain a passenger or hazardous materials endorsement.

4. Too little weight on a steering axle can result in:

Explanation
The weight of cargo in a vehicle needs to be balanced appropriately so that it does not interfere with the vehicle's safe handling. For example, if cargo is placed too far to the rear of a vehicle, the front axle will be under-weighted and the front wheels may not have enough traction for the driver to steer safely.

5. To use the controlled braking method, you should:

Explanation
The method of controlled braking involves applying the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels. If you need to make large steering adjustments while using controlled braking, you should remove your foot from the brake pedal, steer, then reapply the brakes.

6. Which of the following is not a possible cause of a fire?

Explanation
Possible causes of vehicle fires include spilled fuel or improper use of flares following an crash; under-inflated tires or dual tires that touch; short circuits in the electrical system; smoking around fuel; improper fueling or loose fuel connections; and carrying cargo that is flammable, improperly sealed or loaded, or poorly ventilated.

7. If carrying a heavy load that is slowing you down, you should:

Explanation
The right lanes of a roadway are generally intended for vehicles traveling more slowly than surrounding traffic. If being slowed down by a heavy load, you should stay in the right lane.
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