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CDL Practice Test: Transporting Passengers

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CDL Practice Test: Transporting Passengers

Transporting Passengers Questions

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What is a School Bus Endorsement?
  • An endorsement required to carry more than 10 passengers under the age of 12
  • An endorsement to drive school children in any vehicle for the sake of financial compensation
  • An endorsement to drive a bus of school children to any location other than a public learning center
  • An endorsement to drive a yellow school bus designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver
This is a question from page 40 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 60 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A CDL holder wanting a School Bus Endorsement - An endorsement to drive a yellow school bus designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver - must first pass the knowledge exam (If your bus has air brakes, you also must pass the air brake exam). You must pass the skills and driving exams in the school bus of the license class for which you are applying.

The school bus endorsement is required when transporting pre-primary, primary or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school sponsored events.


CDL school bus drivers cannot legally operate a yellow school bus if they do not have the (S) School Bus Endorsement.

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When transporting passengers on a bus, when may passengers leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or aisle?
  • Baggage may block doors as long as it is moved when the bus is loading or unloading passengers
  • No obstacles should ever block an aisle or doorway which may trip other riders.
  • Baggage can only be placed in the aisle if the owner of the baggage is available to move it when necessary
  • Baggage can only be placed in an aisle if it is tied or secured to a seat
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Do not allow riders to leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or aisle. There should be nothing in the aisle that might trip other riders. Secure baggage and freight in ways that avoid damage and:

  • Allow the driver to move freely and easily.
  • Allow riders to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
  • Protect riders from injury if carryons fall or shift.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan on obtaining a CDL passenger endorsement, you will still required to have an understanding of some basic passenger rules and regulations for the written exam.

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Can the front tires on a commercial bus be recapped or regrooved?
  • Front tires can never be recapped or regrooved
  • Front tires can be regrooved, but never recapped
  • Front tires can be regrooved or recapped as long as they have 4/32 tread depth
  • Front tires can be recapped, but never regrooved
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Make sure the following are in good working order before driving:

  • Service brakes, including air hose couplings (if your bus has a trailer or semitrailer).
  • Parking brake.
  • Steering mechanism.
  • Lights and reflectors.
  • Tires (front wheels must not have recapped or regrooved tires).
  • Horn.
  • Windshield wiper or wipers.
  • Rear-vision mirror or mirrors.
  • Coupling devices (if present).
  • Wheels and rims.
  • Emergency equipment.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Whether driving a bus or truck, the same rule applies to all commercial vehicles. Front tires can never be recapped or regrooved even if minimum tread depth is legal.

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Which of the following requirements to obtain a charter bus endorsement is incorrect?
  • Successfully pass a driving exam
  • All of these are true
  • Be at at least 18 or older
  • Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs
This is a question from page 39 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 59 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Requirements A driver must:



       
  • Be age 21 or older.

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  • Possess a valid and properly classified driver's license issued by the Secretary if State.

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  • Submit to and successfully pass an Illinois specific criminal background check through an approved vendor.

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  • Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs. A current DOT medical card is acceptable.

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  • Successfully pass a written charter bus endorsement exam administered by the Secretary of State.

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  • Successfully pass a driving exam, if applicable, in a representative vehicle of the class of the driver's license for passenger and charter bus endorsements.

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  • Affirm under penalties of perjury that you have not made a false statement or knowingly concealed a material fact in any application for a charter bus endorsement.

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Which of the following hazardous materials is a bus allowed to transport?
  • Small-arms ammunition
  • Emergency shipments of medical drugs or chemicals
  • Hospital supplies
  • All of these can legally be carried on a commercial bus
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 56 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Buses may carry small-arms ammunition, emergency shipments of drugs, chemicals and hospital supplies. You can carry small amounts of some other hazardous materials if the shipper cannot send them any other way.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan to obtain a passenger endorsement for your CDL, you will still be required to have a basic understanding of some general rules and regulations for transporting passengers.

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Which of the following statements is FALSE:
  • Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard either vehicle, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe
  • Do not talk with riders or engage in any other distracting activity while driving
  • Avoid fueling your bus with riders on board unless absolutely necessary. Never refuel in a closed building with riders on board.
  • A bus is not allowed to transport intoxicated passengers
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 58 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Prohibited Practices:

  • Avoid fueling your bus with riders on board unless absolutely necessary. Never refuel in a closed building with riders on board.
  • Do not talk with riders or engage in any other distracting activity while driving.
  • Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard either vehicle, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe. Only tow or push the bus to the nearest safe spot to discharge passengers. Follow your employer's guidelines on towing or pushing disabled buses.
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A CDL with a passenger endorsement is required when driving a vehicle designed for how many passengers, including the driver?
  • 10 or more
  • 12 or more
  • 15 or more
  • 16 or more
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A bus driver must have a CDL if he/she drives a vehicle designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver. A bus driver must have a Passenger Endorsement on his/her CDL.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan on driving passengers or don't plan on obtaining a passenger endorsement, you will still be asked basic questions about passenger transport regulations. Be sure to memorize that 16 passengers, including the driver, requires a CDL with a passenger endorsement.

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Which statement is true about roof hatches on commercial buses?
  • Roof hatches should be left open as regular practice
  • Roof hatches should only be used as an emergency exit and should never be used as ventilation sources
  • The height of the bus is calculated assuming the roof hatches will be open
  • You may lock some emergency roof hatches in a partly open position for fresh air.
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

You may lock some emergency roof hatches in a partly open position for fresh air. Do not leave them open as a regular practice. Keep in mind the bus's higher clearance while driving with them open.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan on obtaining a CDL passenger endorsement, you will still required to have an understanding of some basic passenger rules and regulations for the written exam.

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