New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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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Passing grade —
10 or fewer errors
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1.
Looking far ahead when driving is:
Discouraged since it is far ahead and there is little you can do
Encouraged to identify hazards as soon as possible
Not allowed
2.
When backing with a trailer, why it is encouraged to turn toward the driver’s side?
So the driver can have a better view
Because turning toward the passenger side is illegal
Because other drivers can offer assistance
3.
When starting the engine as part of the pre-trip inspection, the driver should:
Listen for unusual noises
Rev the engine
Turn on the heater
4.
Tar in the road pavement often rises to the top in very hot weather. Spots where the tar “bleeds” are:
Very slippery
Offer about the same traction as the rest of the roadway
Offer more traction
5.
When driving at night, you should do all of the following except:
Make sure you are rested
If wearing eyeglasses, make sure they are clean
Wear sunglasses
6.
Bridges usually:
Freeze only if the temperature drops significantly below 32 degrees
Freeze after other surfaces freeze
Freeze before other surfaces
7.
When turning in a vehicle:
The brakes will be locked up
Warning lights should come on and then quickly turn off
The coolant temperature will decrease
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