Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has 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 four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the West Virginia Commercial Driver’s License 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.

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1. If you must drive in reverse, it is helpful to:

Explanation
If you must drive in reverse, you should first walk around the vehicle to check for hazards in your path of travel. Make frequent use of the mirrors on both sides of your vehicle while backing. Always back up as slowly as possible.

2. Steering that feels heavy is often a sign of:

Explanation
If steering begins to feel heavy, it is likely that one of your front tires has failed. If you feel a change to your steering, you should exit the road as quickly as is safely possible and check your tires.

3. What is the minimum permitted size of a placard?

Explanation
Hazardous materials must be diamond-shaped and a size of at least 10 ¾ square inches.

4. The suspension system:

Explanation
The suspension system holds up a vehicle and its load while keeping the axles in place. Faults in a vehicle's suspension system are extremely dangerous.

5. The drive shaft should:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you should check that the drive shaft is not bent or cracked.

6. The standee line:

Explanation
While a bus is traveling, passengers may not stand any farther forward than the rear of the driver's seat. To mark this barrier, a bus that is designed to allow passengers to stand must have a two-inch line on the floor (or some other means of showing passengers where they cannot stand). This is known as the standee line.

7. If a vehicle has a vehicle inspection report, the driver:

Explanation
For the first step of a vehicle inspection, you should review the last inspection report on your vehicle, if there is one. The carrier should have repaired any problems noted on the report.
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