South Dakota 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 or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the South Dakota 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.
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Passing grade —
10 or fewer errors
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1.
If you remain in neutral for too long while switching gears:
The vehicle will speed up.
You may have trouble putting the vehicle into the next gear.
You may kill the engine.
2.
Cargo inside a trailer:
Does not need to be secured.
Should be stacked no more than three feet high.
Should be secured to prevent movement.
Should be loaded with the heaviest items on top of lighter items.
3.
Pre-trip inspections should be done:
Differently each time in order to place emphasis on different items.
The same way each time to prevent you from forgetting anything.
Once in a while.
4.
When backing up, follow a turning trailer by:
Changing nothing. The vehicle will naturally follow the trailer.
Changing the direction of the steering wheel.
Turning the steering wheel even harder in the direction that it is already turning.
5.
Who is responsible for inspecting cargo to ensure that it is loaded properly?
The driver
The shipper
The recipient
6.
If a tire fails, you should:
Use the brakes.
Stay off the brakes.
Swerve.
Wave your arms at other drivers.
7.
When starting an engine, warning lights and buzzers should:
Turn on and stay on.
Flicker occasionally.
Turn off right away.
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