This endorsement is required for driving a vehicle with air brakes. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the New York State Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook. Questions come from chapters covering: Air Brakes. The Air Brakes endorsement may be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
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1. Before a vehicle with dual air brakes is driven, pressure of at least ____ should be built up in both braking systems.
Before driving a vehicle with a dual air brake system, allow time for the air compressor to build up pressure of at least 100 psi in both the primary and secondary systems.
2. Dollies equipped with ABS are required to have malfunction lamps located where?
A dolly equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is required to have a yellow malfunction lamp located on its left side.
3. A low air pressure warning signal should activate:
In an air brake system, a low air pressure warning signal must come on if air pressure in the tanks falls below 60 psi. This warning signal may come in the form of a light, a buzzer, or a wig wag.
4. How is the parking brake released?
In newer vehicles with air brakes, the parking brakes are controlled by a diamond-shaped yellow knob. Pull the knob out to activate the parking brakes and push it in to release them.
5. To inspect slack adjusters on S-cam brakes, you need to:
Check each slack adjuster after parking on level ground, setting wheel chocks, and disengaging the parking brake. Pull the slack adjusters to make sure they do not move more than about one inch from where the push rod is attached. If they move more than one inch, they may be out of adjustment and will need to be fixed.
6. To confirm that a trailer has ABS, you can: