New York CDL Permit Test - Air Brakes

Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 20
Directions: 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.
Some air brake systems use alcohol:
To reduce the risk of ice forming in air brake valves.
To make the compressor run more efficiently.
To lubricate parts of the braking system.
To reduce the risk of rust forming on air brake valves.
2.
The application pressure gauge:
Shows how much air pressure is being applied to the brakes.
Shows the temperature of air being used in the braking system.
Shows the pressure of the air coming from the compressor.
Shows the number of times the brakes have been used.
3.
Air tank drains:
Allow rain water to enter the tanks.
Are used to drain water and oil from the tanks.
Should never be opened.
Must remain open while driving.
4.
Truck tractors with air brakes that were built on or after March 1, 1997 are equipped with:
An extra set of brakes.
Voice-activated brakes.
Cruise control.
Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS).
5.
A dual air brake system:
Has a single air brake system, but uses two sets of controls.
Has one air brake system for each side of the truck.
Has two brakes for each wheel.
Has two separate air brake systems, but uses a single set of controls.
6.
What does the air compressor governor do?
Controls when the air compressor pumps air into the air storage tanks.
Controls how quickly air leaves the air storage tanks.
Controls the temperature of the air entering the air storage tanks.
Controls the temperature of the air leaving the air storage tanks.
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