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Pennsylvania CDL Permit Test - Knowledge 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 50-question test. Test questions come from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s Manual. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Combination Vehicles. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, Doubles/Triples, HazMat, Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.
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8.
A driver should always:
Stay in the right lane.
Have an emergency plan.
Stay in the left lane.
Drive faster than the posted speed limit.
9.
During an applied leakage test, the maximum leakage rate for a single vehicle with air brakes is:
3 psi in one minute.
6 psi in one minute.
8 psi in one minute.
4 psi in one minute.
10.
If there are no warning gates or lights at a railroad crossing, you should:
Not worry because the tracks are likely abandoned.
Park your vehicle and walk up to the tracks to determine if a train is approaching.
Look down the tracks in both directions to ensure that no trains are approaching.
Do whatever surrounding vehicles are doing.
11.
If your tractor is equipped with ABS but your trailer is not, the ABS:
Will not be effective.
Will still improve your steering control.
Will make jackknifing easier.
Will allow others to see when you brake.
12.
How should you check your hydraulic brakes?
Pump the brakes three times, then apply firm pressure to the brake pedal for five seconds. The brake pedal should not move.
Pump the brakes three times, then apply firm pressure to the brake pedal for five seconds. The brake pedal should slowly move toward the floor.
Pump the brakes three times, then apply firm pressure to the brake pedal for five seconds. The brake pedal should slowly rise.
Pump the brakes three times, then apply firm pressure to the brake pedal for five seconds. The brake pedal should be easy to push to the floor.
13.
During the vehicle inspection test, you will be required to do all of the following, except:
Walk around the vehicle.
Point to or touch each item.
Explain what you are checking and why.
Crawl under the vehicle.
14.
Antifreeze helps to keep an engine functioning properly:
But only in cold weather.
But only in hot weather.
Regardless of the weather.
While minimizing the vehicle's fuel use.
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