Rhode Island 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. 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.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
10 or fewer errors
If the brakes fail while going downhill and there is no escape ramp, what should you do?
Keep pumping the brakes
Turn the vehicle off
Drive into an open field
Bracing is used to:
Make items stand taller in the trailer
Prevent items from moving in the trailer
Make it easier to unload from the trailer
If you have more than one license:
You likely won’t be caught since there are so many people with licenses
You likely can get away with it because states do not share information on licenses
You may get caught since all states are connected to a computerized network
When performing a pre-trip inspection and looking into the fifth wheel gap, you should:
Check the log for the proper gap
Check that the locking jaws are fully closed around the kingpin
Check that the locking jaws are loose
If the ABS is malfunctioning,
The vehicle will have no brakes
The vehicle can still brake
The vehicle will likely travel faster
When braking with ABS, you should:
Push the brake pedal harder
Push the brake pedal as you normally would
Push the brake pedal lighter than usual
If you get stuck on railroad tracks, you should:
Sit in the cab and call for help
Exit the cab and walk away from the tracks
Motion for someone to push your vehicle
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