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Virginia 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. 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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1.
If you see taillights ahead while you are driving in fog:
The lights may not indicate where the road is as the vehicle may have pulled off the roadway.
You can assume the vehicle ahead is on the road.
It may be an optical illusion.
2.
A low air pressure warning signal:
Is not required on vehicles with air brakes.
Is required on vehicles with air brakes.
Is optional on vehicles with air brakes.
3.
If approaching a law enforcement vehicle that is on the side of the road with its lights flashing, you should:
Speed up.
Stop traffic.
Slow down.
4.
Rollovers happen when:
Drivers turn too quickly.
Drivers turn too slowly.
It is raining.
5.
An emergency brake must be controlled by:
Mechanical force.
Air pressure.
Gravity.
6.
Blocking is used to:
Keep cargo in a large box.
Prevent cargo from sliding in a trailer.
Prevent cargo from falling out of a trailer.
7.
In icy conditions, a retarder should be:
Turned on.
Turned off.
Only used on the rear wheels.
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