Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three 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 answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Vermont Commercial Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers Safely, 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.

Number of Question
Passing Score

8. If a vehicle is equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), when the vehicle is started:

Explanation
After starting the engine of a vehicle equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the indicator light should come on and then turn off. If the light stays on, something is wrong with the ABS.

9. Broken suspension parts:

Explanation
The suspension system performs the vital functions of holding up the vehicle and its load while keeping the axles in place. Defects in the suspension are therefore extremely dangerous.

10. A tread depth of ____ should be in every major groove of a front tire.

Explanation
For safe operation, a commercial motor vehicle needs a tread depth of 4/32 of an inch in every major groove on the front tires, and a tread depth of 2/32 of an inch on other tires.

11. When backing with a trailer, you should begin by:

Explanation
When backing with a trailer, begin by turning the steering wheel in the direction opposite of the turn. Once the trailer starts to turn, reverse the direction of the steering wheel to follow the trailer.

12. If you have an engine fire, you should:

Explanation
To keep an engine fire from spreading, you should turn off the vehicle's engine as soon as possible. Do not open the hood if you don't have to.

13. When traction is poor, a driver should accelerate especially slowly:

Explanation
You should accelerate very gradually when driving under slippery conditions. Using too much power in such conditions may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

14. Without engine oil:

Explanation
It is essential that a vehicle's engine have adequate oil pressure. An engine can be destroyed rapidly if it is run without oil.
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