This endorsement is required for driving a school bus. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Each question has three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Wyoming Driver License Manual for Commercial and Heavy Vehicles. Questions come from chapters covering School Buses, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
8. If approaching a railroad crossing while driving a placarded vehicle, you should always:
If approaching a railroad crossing while driving a transit bus, school bus, or placarded vehicle, special procedures apply. Before crossing, stop your vehicle within 50 feet of, but not less than 15 feet from, the nearest rail. Activate your four-way flashers while crossing. Do not stop, change gears, or change lanes while any part of your vehicle is proceeding across the tracks.
9. At a passive railroad crossing:
Passive railroad crossings are not controlled by any traffic control devices. At such crossings, it is entirely a driver's responsibility to determine when it is safe to cross the tracks.
10. When asked about the vehicle's oil during the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to do all of the following, except:
During the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to indicate where the oil dipstick is located; show that the oil level is within a safe operating range; and show that the oil level is above the refill mark.
11. Properly adjusted mirrors on a school bus allow the driver to see ____ behind the bus.
Proper mirror adjustment is vital to the safe operation of a school bus. A bus's flat mirrors should be adjusted so the driver is able to see 200 feet, or four bus lengths, behind the bus.
12. In the event of a bus evacuation, students should be led at least ____ away from the road.
If it is necessary to evacuate a school bus, students should be led by the driver in the direction of oncoming traffic to a safe location that is at least 100 feet off the road. This will help to ensure that they are not hit by flying debris if another vehicle hits the bus.
13. A bus driver approaching a bus stop should stop at least 10 feet away from waiting students because:
At a stop, a school bus should be stopped with the front bumper at least 10 feet away from the students. This forces the students to walk toward the bus, allowing the driver to keep an eye on their movements.
14. If you must drive in reverse at a student pick-up point, you should:
Backing in a school bus is strongly discouraged and should be done only if there is no other safe way to move the vehicle. If you must drive in reverse at a student pick-up point, you should wait until all students have first loaded the bus.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Get a valid Wyoming CDL: You must have a valid Wyoming Commercial Driver's License (CDL) before applying for a bus endorsement.
2. Meet the eligibility requirements: You must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to operate a commercial vehicle.
3. Complete the CDL Bus Endorsement Application: You can obtain the application form from any Wyoming driver licensing office or online on the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) website.
4. Pass the CDL bus knowledge test: The CDL bus knowledge test consists of 20 multiple choice questions, and you must score at least 80% to pass.
5. Pass the CDL bus skills test: The CDL bus skills test consists of a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving test. You will need to provide your own commercial vehicle for the test.
6. Pay the fees: There is a fee for applying for a CDL bus endorsement, which you can pay at any Wyoming driver licensing office.
Once you have completed all these steps and passed both the knowledge and skills tests, you will be issued a Wyoming CDL with a bus endorsement.
1. Age requirements: You must be at least 18 years old to drive within Wyoming, and 21 years old if you plan to drive outside of Wyoming or transport hazardous materials.
2. Valid driver's license: You must have a valid driver's license issued by the State of Wyoming.
3. Medical certificate: You must have a current medical certificate issued by a certified medical examiner. The certificate verifies that you are physically and mentally fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
4. CDL Permit: Before taking the CDL skills test, you must hold a valid CDL permit and have passed the CDL knowledge test.
5. Clean driving record: You must have a clean driving record with no serious traffic violations or DUI convictions within the past three years.
6. Knowledge and skills tests: You must pass the CDL knowledge test and skills test for the class of vehicle you intend to operate, which includes passing a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving test.
7. Background check: You will be required to undergo a background check that includes your driving record and criminal history.
Once you meet these requirements and pass the necessary tests, you will be issued a CDL Bus license in Wyoming.
1. Commercial Driver's License (CDL): You must have a valid Wyoming CDL before you can apply for the bus endorsement.
2. CDL Permit: You must hold a valid CDL permit and have passed the CDL knowledge test before taking the CDL skills test.
3. Bus Endorsement Application: You must complete the Wyoming CDL Bus Endorsement Application form.
4. Knowledge Test: You must pass a written knowledge test that covers bus-specific regulations, safety procedures and other topics related to driving a bus.
5. Skills Test: You must pass a skills test that consists of a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control and on-road driving test in order to demonstrate your ability to safely operate a bus.
6. Training: It's highly recommended that you complete a CDL training program that includes specific instruction on how to operate a bus. This training could be provided by a truck driving school or by an employer who hires bus drivers.
7. Driving Experience: You'll also need some experience driving commercial vehicles before you can obtain a CDL Bus endorsement. The amount of experience required varies depending on the type of bus you plan to drive.
In summary, you'll need to complete some specific training and gain some experience driving commercial vehicles before you can obtain a CDL Bus endorsement in Wyoming.
1. Class A CDL: This license allows you to operate a combination of vehicles with a total weight of 26,001 pounds or more, provided that the weight of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds.
2. Class B CDL: This license allows you to operate a single vehicle with a weight of 26,001 pounds or more, or a combination of vehicles with a total weight of less than 26,001 pounds.
3. Class C CDL: This license allows you to operate a single vehicle or combination of vehicles that do not meet the criteria for Class A or B.
Within these classes, there are also different endorsements that can be added to your CDL that allow you to drive specific types of buses. The most common endorsements for bus drivers include:
1. P (Passenger): This endorsement allows you to transport passengers in a vehicle designed to carry more than 16 passengers (including the driver).
2. S (School Bus): This endorsement allows you to drive a school bus.
3. F (Hazardous Materials): This endorsement allows you to transport hazardous materials.
4. T (Double/Triple Trailers): This endorsement allows you to tow two or three trailers at once.
It's important to note that each endorsement requires additional testing and training beyond the basic CDL requirements.
The vehicle must be in safe condition and meet all of the state's requirements for commercial vehicles. Additionally, the vehicle must be properly insured and registered.
It's important to note that you cannot take the CDL Bus driving test in a rental vehicle or a vehicle provided by your employer unless it meets all of the state's requirements for commercial vehicles.
In summary, to take the CDL Bus driving test in Wyoming, you must bring a commercial vehicle that meets the state's requirements for the type of CDL you are seeking. You cannot use your personal vehicle or a non-commercial rental vehicle for the test.
During the basic vehicle control skills test, you will be asked to perform several maneuvers that demonstrate your ability to control a commercial bus. These maneuvers include:
1. Straight line backing: You will be asked to back your bus in a straight line for a distance of approximately 100 feet.
2. Offset backing: You will be asked to back your bus into a space that is offset to either the left or right of your starting position.
3. Alley dock backing: You will be asked to back your bus into a space that is similar to an alleyway.
4. Parallel parking: You will be asked to park your bus parallel to a curb.
During the road test, you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to safely operate a commercial bus on public roads. The examiner will evaluate your ability to:
1. Use proper signaling and lane positioning
2. Accelerate and brake smoothly
3. Use proper speed control
4. Make safe turns and lane changes
5. Observe traffic signs and signals
6. Demonstrate proper use of mirrors and other safety equipment
It's important to note that in addition to these specific maneuvers and skills, you must also demonstrate safe driving practices throughout the entire exam.
In summary, during the CDL Bus driving test in Wyoming, you must demonstrate specific skills and maneuvers related to basic vehicle control as well as safe driving practices on public roads.
To obtain a CDL Bus endorsement in Wyoming, you must pass a medical exam and obtain a medical certificate from a certified medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. This certificate is valid for up to two years, depending on your age and any medical conditions that may require more frequent examinations.
In addition, you must meet certain physical requirements related to vision, hearing, and other factors that may affect your ability to operate a commercial vehicle safely. These requirements are detailed in the FMCSA's Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC) Form.
It's important to note that if you have any medical conditions that may affect your ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle, you may need to obtain a waiver or exemption from the FMCSA before you can obtain a CDL Bus endorsement.
In summary, before obtaining a CDL Bus endorsement in Wyoming, you must pass a medical exam and meet certain physical requirements related to vision, hearing, and other factors that may affect your ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.
In order to obtain a CDL Bus endorsement in Wyoming, you must pass a written knowledge test and a skills test that includes a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control skills, and an on-road driving test. You must also meet certain medical and physical requirements, as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Driving a commercial vehicle without the appropriate endorsements can result in fines, license suspension or revocation, and other legal consequences. It's important to ensure that you have the proper endorsements before operating a commercial vehicle used for passenger transportation.
Once you have passed the written knowledge test, you will need to schedule and pass a skills test which includes a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control skills, and an on-road driving test using a vehicle that is representative of the type of bus you will be driving.
It is important to note that in order to add a CDL Bus endorsement to your existing CDL license, you must already have a valid Class A or B CDL license. If your existing CDL license has expired or is no longer valid, you will need to apply for a new license and complete all necessary requirements for obtaining a CDL Bus endorsement during the application process.
1. Passenger endorsement - A CDL Bus endorsement alone is not enough to drive certain types of passenger-carrying vehicles, such as school buses or vehicles carrying hazardous materials. Drivers will need to obtain additional endorsements for these types of vehicles.
2. Age restrictions - Drivers must be at least 18 years old to drive intrastate (within Wyoming) and at least 21 years old to drive interstate (across state lines) with a CDL Bus endorsement.
3. Medical certification - Drivers with a CDL Bus endorsement must pass a medical examination and maintain a valid medical certificate at all times.
4. Hours of service - Drivers with a CDL Bus endorsement must comply with federal hours-of-service regulations that limit the number of hours they can drive per day and per week, and require them to take breaks and rest periods.
5. Alcohol and drug use - Drivers with a CDL Bus endorsement are subject to strict alcohol and drug testing requirements, including pre-employment testing, random testing, and post-accident testing.
6. Speed restrictions - In some cases, commercial passenger-carrying vehicles may be subject to lower speed limits than other vehicles on certain roads or highways.
It's important for drivers with a CDL Bus endorsement to understand their responsibilities and limitations under the law in order to operate commercial passenger-carrying vehicles safely and legally.