All applicants who are applying for a Class A CDL should be prepared to take the Combination test. This test covers information found in Section 6 of the Commercial Driver License Manual. Section 6 provides the information needed to safely operate tractor-trailers, doubles, triples, and straight trucks with trailers. The test is made up of 25 multiple-choice questions, and applicants will need to correctly answer a minimum of 20 questions to pass. The Combination test is not a replacement for the Double/Triple endorsement test.
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1. ____ are the cause of more than half of all accident-related truck driver deaths.
More than half of all accident-related truck driver deaths are a result of truck rollovers. To help prevent a rollover, be sure to load cargo low to the ground and centered on your rig. Take corners slowly and carefully.
2. Emergency air lines are often coded with the color:
In general, the parts of the service air line are coded blue and the parts of the emergency air line are coded red.
3. When you are pulling a trailer, the air supply control lever should be in its ____ position.
Tractor protection controls in older vehicles may be operated by levers instead of knobs. If an air supply control is set in its "normal" position, it is properly set for you to pull a trailer.
4. Trailers manufactured after ____ must be equipped with Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS).
Trailers and converter dollies manufactured on or after March 1, 1998 are required to have Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS).
5. Older trailers are not equipped with spring brakes. This means that if the air supply for a vehicle's air braking system leaks away:
Older trailers do not have spring brakes. This means that if the air supply in an older trailer's air tank has leaked away, there will be no working brakes connected to the trailer and its wheels will turn freely.
6. Which type of vehicle is most prone to the “crack-the-whip” effect?