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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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Which of the following hazardous materials is a bus allowed to transport?
  • Hospital supplies
  • All of these can legally be carried on a commercial bus
  • Emergency shipments of medical drugs or chemicals
  • Small-arms ammunition
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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Bus drivers are required to stop at all drawbridges which do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant. How far away must the driver stop before the draw bridge?
  • At least 100 feet
  • At least 25 feet
  • At least 75 feet
  • At least 50 feet
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 58 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Bus drivers are required to stop at drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant. Stop at least 50 feet before the draw of the bridge. Look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing. You do not need to stop, but you must slow down and make sure it is safe when:

  • There is a traffic light showing green.
  • The bridge has an attendant or traffic officer that controls traffic whenever the bridge opens.
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Can the front tires on a commercial bus be recapped or regrooved?
  • Front tires can be regrooved or recapped as long as they have 4/32 tread depth
  • Front tires can never be recapped or regrooved
  • Front tires can be recapped, but never regrooved
  • Front tires can be regrooved, but never recapped
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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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 yellow school bus designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver
  • An endorsement to drive a bus of school children to any location other than a public learning center
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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Which of the following requirements to obtain a charter bus endorsement is incorrect?
  • Be at at least 18 or older
  • All of these are true
  • Successfully pass a driving exam
  • 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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A CDL with a passenger endorsement is required when driving a vehicle designed for how many passengers, including the driver?
  • 12 or more
  • 16 or more
  • 10 or more
  • 15 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?
  • You may lock some emergency roof hatches in a partly open position for fresh air.
  • Roof hatches should be left open as regular practice
  • The height of the bus is calculated assuming the roof hatches will be open
  • Roof hatches should only be used as an emergency exit and should never be used as ventilation sources
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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When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, bus drivers should announce several things including:
  • The bus number
  • The drivers first name
  • The current date
  • The temperature
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 56 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, announce:

  • The location,
  • Reason for stopping,
  • Next departure time, and
  • Bus number.

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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