Combination

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 Oregon Commercial Driver.. Read More

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 Oregon Commercial Driver 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 20 multiple-choice questions, and applicants will need to correctly answer a minimum of 16 questions to pass. The Combination test is not a replacement for the Double/Triple endorsement test.

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8. Watching the road ahead:

Explanation
Making a sudden lane change can be dangerous while driving a combination vehicle. You can avoid the need to make a sudden lange change by looking down the road for upcoming obstacles that will require you to change lanes.

9. Which of the following types of vehicles is most prone to the “crack-the-whip" effect?

Explanation
Double and triple combinations are the most vulnerable to turning over as a result of the "crack-the-whip" effect.

10. What can the “crack-the-whip” effect do?

Explanation
The "crack-the-whip" effect can cause a trailer to turn over during a lane change. To avoid this phenomenon, drivers should make lane changes at slow, safe speeds.

11. To help prevent a rollover, cargo should be:

Explanation
To reduce the risk of a rollover, the weight of cargo in a trailer should be kept as low to the ground as possible. Weight should not be placed primarily on one side of the trailer as this could make the trailer lean, increasing the risk of a rollover.

12. Combination vehicles:

Explanation
Driving combination vehicles requires more skill than driving single commercial vehicles. Combinations are generally longer, generally heavier, and are more vulnerable to rollover.

13. To prevent a rollover, a driver should:

Explanation
Rollovers can happen when a combination vehicle is turned too quickly. To help prevent the risk of rollover, it is important to keep the vehicle's center of gravity low by loading cargo as close to the ground as possible.

14. What is another name for the service line?

Explanation
The service line, also called the control line or signal line, carries air to the trailer brakes and is controlled by the foot brake or trailer hand brake.
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