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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..

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. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has three possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Rhode Island Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination, Doubles and Hazardous Materials. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, HazMat and Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.

Passing grade:

ABS brakes:

Explanation
The purpose of an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is to prevent a vehicle's wheels from locking up when the driver brakes hard on a slippery surface.

An after-trip inspection should be done:

Explanation
You should always complete an after-trip inspection of your vehicle at the end of a trip, day, or tour of duty. Complete a vehicle inspection report, if required.

A pre-trip inspection:

Explanation
A pre-trip vehicle inspection should be done in the same way every time. Consistency will help a driver learn all of the proper steps and decrease the possibility of the driver forgetting to inspect something.

If a load is 10 feet long, it should be secured by a minimum of:

Explanation
Cargo should be restrained by at least one tie-down for every 10 feet of cargo. However, all cargo should have at least two tie-downs, no matter the size of the cargo.

An Individual Vehicle Distance Record (IVDR) does not need to include which of the following?

Explanation
An Individual Vehicle Distance Record (IVDR) must include information about the distance traveled by a vehicle and the amount of fuel purchased. The required distance information includes the dates of a trip and the total distance traveled by the vehicle.

Hanging meat in a refrigerated truck:

Explanation
An operator should drive with care when transporting a cargo of hanging meat. Such a load is unstable, both because it has a high center of gravity and because the swinging of the meat can affect the driver's handling of the vehicle.

Unsafely reaching for a phone is:

Explanation
If you must use a mobile phone while driving, it must be in close proximity to you and easily reachable while you are securely fastened into your seat. It is dangerous and non-compliant to unsafely reach for a mobile phone, even if you plan to use a hands-free feature when speaking on the phone.
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