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New York CDL Permit Test - Knowledge 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 70-question test. Test questions come from the New York State Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, applicants must answer 56 questions correctly. 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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8.

When stopping:

The brake pedal should be pressed down gradually.
The brake pedal should be pushed down quickly.
The brake pedal should be pressed down repeatedly, but not held down continuously.
The amount of force required on the brake pedal will be the same each time you slow or stop.
9.

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

125 psi.
100 psi.
150 psi.
80 psi.
10.

If you must drive in reverse, it is helpful to:

Drive as fast as possible and get it over with.
First exit the truck and walk the path to look for obstacles.
Use only the passenger side mirror.
Stick your head out the window and look backward.
11.

Looking far ahead of your vehicle while driving is:

Discouraged, as there is little you can do about something far up the road.
Encouraged to help you identify hazards as early as possible.
Not allowed.
Only encouraged if you are transporting hazardous materials.
12.

While driving, if it is discovered a vehicle's ABS is not working, the driver should:

Put on their hazard lights.
Downshift.
Brake normally.
Use their parking brake to stop.
13.

When preparing to enter traffic, you should do all of the following, except:

Wait for a large gap between vehicles.
Be prepared for your vehicle to accelerate slowly, especially if it is loaded.
Make sure you can completely cross traffic, if necessary, without interfering with traffic.
Assume other drivers will make room for your much larger vehicle.
14.

If your truck or trailer catches fire, you should:

Park in a congested area near trees.
Pull into a service station.
Park near other vehicles.
Park in an open area.
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