Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions.. Read More

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Commercial Driver Guide. Questions come from chapters covering: Transporting Cargo, Transporting Passengers Safely, Air Brakes, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The Passenger endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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1. When carrying a wide load, a driver should:

Explanation
Loads that are over-length, over-width, or overweight require special permits and may be subject to restrictions, such as being allowed on the road only at certain times of the day.

2. During an applied leakage test, what is the maximum leakage rate that is safe for a single vehicle with air brakes?

Explanation
It is important to know the maximum air loss rate that is safe for your specific vehicle. A single vehicle with air brakes should have a leakage rate no higher than 3 psi in a minute during an applied leakage test.

3. A bridge formula:

Explanation
Maximum axle weights are often set by a bridge formula, which sets a lower maximum weight for axles that are close together.

4. How are hazardous materials labeled?

Explanation
Diamond-shaped warning labels are required to be secured to packages containing most hazardous materials.

5. At railroad crossings, bus drivers:

Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing while driving a bus, you must stop between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest track to look and listen for any approaching trains. Only proceed once you are certain that there are no approaching trains. You do not need to stop at streetcar crossings; if a police officer or flagger is directing traffic; if there is a green traffic signal at the crossing; or at crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

6. The center of gravity in a trailer should be:

Explanation
The weight of cargo in a vehicle should be distributed as low as possible. Having a center of gravity that is too high will increase the risk of a rollover.

7. Dry bulk tanks:

Explanation
Driving with dry bulk tanks requires special care because they usually have high centers of gravity. It is also important for drivers to be prepared for the contents to shift in transit.
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