Pennsylvania CDL Permit 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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1.
Driving a combination vehicle ____ than driving a single vehicle.
Is easier
Requires more driving skill
Is better for training
Is safer in inclement weather
2.
Over-the-counter medication:
Poses no safety risks to a driver.
Is not referenced by any laws regarding driving under the influence.
Cannot impair a driver.
Can affect a person’s ability to drive safely.
3.
When encountering fog, you will be safest if you:
Stay in the left lane.
Don’t drive in the fog.
Use your low beam lights.
Follow the vehicle ahead of you closely.
4.
What does an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) do?
Allow the rear wheels to lock up
Allow all wheels to lock up
Help prevent wheel lockup
Alert other motorists when you are braking
5.
Multi-speed axles and auxiliary transmissions are used:
To make a vehicle run more smoothly.
To provide extra gears.
To get improved gas mileage.
To make a vehicle less noisy.
6.
If you plan to slow down, you can warn drivers behind you by:
Slamming on the brakes.
Tapping the brakes a few times and before braking.
Turning on one set of turn signals.
Putting your hand out the driver's side window and waving.
7.
A vehicle equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) can be identified by:
A sticker on the control panel.
A yellow lamp on the instrument panel.
The letters "ABS" on the brake pedal.
A metal plate on the inside of the driver’s side door.
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