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This endorsement is required for driving a school bus. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice.. Read More

This endorsement is required for driving a school bus. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Each question has four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the North Dakota Commercial Driver Guide. Questions come from chapters covering: Safety, Passengers, School Buses, Cargo, Air Brakes, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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8. When driving, the steering wheel should be:

Explanation
Hold the steering wheel firmly with both hands, placing them on opposite sides of the wheel.

9. Your vehicle's final position should be:

Explanation
You should finish each exercise with your vehicle in the exact position described by the examiner. You can be penalized for failing to complete an exercise exactly in the manner described by the examiner, potentially resulting in failure of the basic control skills test.

10. During an applied leakage test, the maximum leakage rate for a double combination vehicle is:

Explanation
It is important to know the maximum air loss rate that is safe for your specific vehicle. A double combination vehicle should have a leakage rate no higher than 4 psi in a minute during an applied leakage test.

11. When driving in fog, you should:

Explanation
If you must drive in fog, you should use your low beam headlights and fog lights, even during the daytime.

12. The stairwell of a bus:

Explanation
The aisles and stairwell of a bus must be kept clear at all times. Do not let passengers use these areas to store additional baggage.

13. During the steering box portion of the vehicle inspection test, you should not:

Explanation
Before a trip, ensure that the steering box is securely mounted. Check for missing nuts, bolts, and cotter keys. Be sure that there are no power steering fluid leaks and that there is no damage to power steering hoses.

14. Which of the following can help you determine when to upshift?

Explanation
There are two indicators that determine when you need to shift into a higher gear. One indicator is the engine speed (rpm). You should read your vehicle's manual to learn its rpm range and shift up when you reach the top of that range. The other indicator is road speed (mph). You should learn which speeds each gear can accommodate, then keep an eye on the speedometer and shift up as needed.
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