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Virginia CDL Permit Test - Knowledge 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. Test questions come from the Virginia Commercial Driver License Manual. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has three possible answer choices. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination Vehicles, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, Doubles/Triples, HazMat, Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.
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Passing grade —
10 or fewer errors

How soon after starting a trip must cargo securement be checked?

After 50 miles
After 100 miles
After 250 miles

When coming to a stop, you should apply the brake pedal by:

Pushing down gradually.
Pushing down quickly.
Pulling up gradually.

When pulled off on the side of the road:

A driver should keep the driver’s side door open.
A driver should turn on the emergency flashers.
The driver should wave their arms.

If asked by a law enforcement officer to take a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC):

You can refuse to take the test without a penalty.
You can refuse taking the test but will be required to pay a $50 fine.
You will lose your CDL if you refuse to take the test.

Texting while driving is:

Safer than talking on the phone while driving.
About as safe as talking on the phone while driving.
More distracting than talking on the phone while driving.

When using a mirror, you should:

Look quickly at the mirror.
Stare at the mirror for a long time.
Use only the driver’s side mirror.

Mirrors should:

Not be used, except when backing.
Be used only when entering a highway.
Be used regularly.
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