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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..

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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What is removed when an air tank is drained?

Explanation
In an air brake system, the air storage tanks are equipped with drains to allow water and compressor oil to be removed. The water and oil can damage the brakes if left to accumulate in the system.

When a construction worker is close to the road, you should:

Explanation
In construction zones, do not exceed the posted safe sped limit. Slow down even more when workers are near the roadway.

What is the maximum fine for driving a CMV without a CDL?

Explanation
You can be fined between $75 and $300 for driving a commercial motor vehicle without the appropriate license.

Distracted drivers may be:

Explanation
You may be able to tell that another driver is distracted if you can see them drifting within a lane or across lane dividers; traveling at inconsistent speeds; being preoccupied with a cell phone, a map, food, or other items; or engaging in conversation with passengers.

When conducting a vehicle inspection, you will need to identify all of the following, except:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you must check the power steering belt, water pump belt, alternator belt, and air compressor belt for snugness, cracks, or frays. If any of these components are not belt-driven, you must tell the examiner which one(s), and verify that they are operating properly, mounted securely, and not damaged or leaking.

A vehicle equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) can be identified by:

Explanation
You can tell that your vehicle is equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) if it has a yellow ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel.

While operating a CMV:

Explanation
A safety belt is your best defense in the event of a collision. You must always wear a safety belt while operating a CMV.
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