New York 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 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.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
10 or fewer errors
When carrying a sealed load:
The driver should inspect the contents
The driver should ensure the weight does not violate weight limits
The driver must go through the container
The driver should unseal the load to ensure safety
Before driving a vehicle with a dual brake system, the driver should:
Let the vehicle warm up to ensure the fuel reaches the engine
Let the air compressor build up a minimum of 100 psi pressure in the primary and secondary systems
Begin driving just after the vehicle starts
Pump the pedal about 20 times to build pressure
When checking lights before driving:
The vehicle must be running and in gear
The vehicle should be turned off
The check can be done from inside the vehicle
The check can be done by looking at a reflection from a shiny surface
Without engine oil:
The vehicle will get better gas mileage
The engine can be destroyed quickly
The ABS won’t work properly
The windshield wipers will not operate
If you are unsure if there is enough space for your vehicle to go under a bridge, you should:
Speed up
Swerve as you pass under the bridge
Slow down
Drive on the shoulder
Which of the following conditions may require a less than legal maximum weight?
Driving on flat road
Driving in mountains
Driving in traffic
Driving at night
What must be on all air tanks with air –braked vehicles?
A check valve
A lock
A trap door
A warning sticker
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