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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 statement is true about roof hatches on commercial buses?
  • Roof hatches should be left open as regular practice
  • You may lock some emergency roof hatches in a partly open position for fresh air.
  • 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
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 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
  • Baggage can only be placed in an aisle if it is tied or secured to a seat
  • Baggage can only be placed in the aisle if the owner of the baggage is available to move it when necessary
  • No obstacles should ever block an aisle or doorway which may trip other riders.
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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Which of the following hazardous materials is a bus allowed to transport?
  • All of these can legally be carried on a commercial bus
  • Hospital supplies
  • 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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Which of the following requirements to obtain a charter bus endorsement is incorrect?
  • Be at at least 18 or older
  • Successfully pass a driving exam
  • All of these are true
  • 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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When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, bus drivers should announce several things including:
  • The temperature
  • The drivers first name
  • The bus number
  • The current date
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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Bus drivers are required to stop at railroad crossings. At what distance should they stop from the crossing?
  • Between 5 and 25 feet
  • Between 10 and 20 feet
  • Between 15 and 50 feet
  • Between 25 and 75 feet
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 57 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Bus drivers are required to stop between 15 and 50 feet before railroad crossings. Listen and look in both directions for trains. You must lower the window and/or open the forward door to improve your ability to see or hear an approaching train. Then close the door prior to moving.

Before crossing after a train has passed, make sure there is not another train coming in the other direction on other tracks. If your bus has a manual transmission, never change gears while crossing the tracks.

You do not have to stop, but you must slow down and carefully check for other vehicles:

  • At street car crossings.
  • At railroad tracks used only for industrial switching within a business district.
  • Where a policeman or flagman is directing traffic.
  • If a traffic signal shows green.
  • At crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

TruckingTruth's Advice:

These same rules apply when carrying hazardous materials

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When a railroad crossing is marked "exempt" or "abandoned" bus drivers should:
  • Open the passenger door to listen for oncoming trains, but do not stop
  • Buses are required to stop at all railroad crossings, including those marked exempt or abandoned
  • Ignore all railroad crossing procedures
  • Slow down and carefully check for other vehicles
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 57 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

You do not have to stop, but you must slow down and carefully check for other vehicles:

  • At street car crossings.
  • At railroad tracks used only for industrial switching within a business district.
  • Where a policeman or flagman is directing traffic.
  • If a traffic signal shows green.
  • At crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

TruckingTruth's Advice:

These same rules about railroad crossings apply for hazardous material loads as well.

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What is a School Bus Endorsement?
  • An endorsement to drive a bus of school children to any location other than a public learning center
  • An endorsement to drive school children in any vehicle for the sake of financial compensation
  • An endorsement required to carry more than 10 passengers under the age of 12
  • 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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