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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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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 be regrooved, but never recapped
  • Front tires can never be recapped or regrooved
  • 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 statement is true about roof hatches on commercial buses?
  • The height of the bus is calculated assuming the roof hatches will be open
  • 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
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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On a commercial bus what is the standee line?
  • A line at the front of the bus that all passengers must stay behind
  • A line at the back of the bus, indicating an area where passengers may not stand
  • A line around each passenger seat to make sure standees don't stand too close to seated passengers
  • A bright line on the exit steps to help ensure people don't fall
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 56 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

No rider may stand forward of the rear of the driver's seat. Buses designed to allow standing must have a 2-inch line on the floor or some other means of showing riders where they cannot stand. This is called the standee line. All standing riders must stay behind it.

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
  • 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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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
  • A bus is not allowed to transport intoxicated passengers
  • 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
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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When a railroad crossing is marked "exempt" or "abandoned" bus drivers should:
  • Slow down and carefully check for other vehicles
  • Ignore all railroad crossing procedures
  • 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
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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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 50 feet
  • At least 100 feet
  • At least 75 feet
  • At least 25 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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When performing a pre-trip inspection on a bus, what are some interior items that should be checked to ensure rider safety?
  • Floor covering
  • All of these should be checked during a pre-trip
  • Emergency exit handles
  • Each handhold and railing
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Bus Interior: People sometimes damage unattended buses. Always check the interior of the bus before driving to ensure rider safety. Aisles and stairwells must always be clear. The following parts of your bus must be in safe working condition:

  • Each handhold and railing.
  • Floor covering.
  • Signaling devices, including the restroom emergency buzzer, if the bus has a restroom.
  • Emergency exit handles.

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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