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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.
The easiest way to recognize that your trailer has begun to skid is to:
Ask another driver.
Use your mirrors to determine if the trailer has left the lane.
Release the brake pedal and then push it down again.
Watch the jackknife warning light on the control panel.
2.
When driving down a steep grade, your brakes may fade. What happens if brakes fade?
They become quieter.
They become less effective.
They work better than usual.
They work differently from front to back.
3.
To ensure you do not interfere with traffic while driving a heavy vehicle, you should:
Switch gears while driving uphill.
Try to pass other vehicles while driving uphill.
Stay in the right lane.
Ride the brakes while driving downhill.
4.
If stopped on the road or shoulder, within 10 minutes, you must:
Place emergency warning devices.
Alert local law enforcement.
Stand behind your vehicle and motion for traffic to pass you.
Call a mechanic.
5.
Hydraulic brakes can fail due to:
A loss of pressure.
Cold weather.
Driving uphill for long periods of time.
Grooves in the roadway.
6.
If you are turning left and there are two available left turn lanes, which lane should you choose?
The left lane
The right lane
Either lane
Trucks should not turn where there are two left turn lanes.
7.
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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