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CDL Practice Test: Driving Rules & Regulations

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CDL Practice Test: Driving Rules & Regulations

Driving Rules & Regulations Questions

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What is the maximum allowable weight on a tandem axle?
  • 20,000 pounds
  • 34,000 pounds
  • 80,000 pounds
  • 40,000 pounds
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Quote From Page 10 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Weight

The maximum weight limits on both designated and non-designated streets and highways are:

  • 20,000 pounds on a single axle.
  • 34,000 pounds on a tandem, and
  • Up to 80,000 pounds of total weight on a 5-axle combination, depending upon axle spacing.
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What does GVWR stand for?
  • Grain Vehicle With Restrictions
  • Gross Vehicle Width Rating
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
  • General Vehicle Without Restrictions
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Quote From Page 3 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) - Value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single vehicle or combination of vehicles, or the registered gross weight.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Be sure to have this memorized and understand how it's different from GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating). You'll most likely see a question related to CVWR / GCWR definitions on the written exam.

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Military Vehicle Operators must obtain a CDL if:
  • Military Vehicle Operators never need to obtain a CDL as long as the vehicle is being used for military purposes
  • The military vehicle exceeds 80,000 pounds
  • The military vehicle is more than 26,001 pounds
  • The military vehicle is being driven on public roadways
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Quote From Page 4 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Military Vehicle Operators - Operators of military vehicles for military purposes are exempt from obtaining a CDL.

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Excessive speeding is considered a serious traffic violation. All of the following are grounds for excessive speeding except:
  • Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph
  • Exceeding the speed limit in a school zone
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Excessive Speeding Excessive speeding involving any single offense for any speed of 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit.

  • Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
  • Driving too fast for conditions.
  • Exceeding the speed limit in a school zone.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

As a serious traffic violation, excessive speeding carries additional consequences. Two serious traffic violations within a three-year period results in a two-month disqualification. Three serious traffic violations in the same period results in a four-month disqualification.

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Operators of commercial vehicles must possess which of the following vehicle specific documents?
  • Vehicle Maintenance Records
  • Vehicle Registration ID Cards
  • Vehicle Title
  • Vehicle Mileage Records
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Quote From Page 11 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Vehicle Registration (required forms):

  • Registration ID Cards
  • Motor Fuel Tax ID Card
  • License Plates
  • Apportioned Plates (if required)
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Which of the following will disqualify a CDL holder from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for a minimum of 12 months:
  • All of these will disqualify a CDL holder for 12 months
  • Any driver convicted of DUI (regardless of BAC)
  • Any driver operating a CMV or non-CMV who refuses to submit to chemical testing or submits to a test with results in excess of the legal limit
  • Anyone convicted of driving a commercial motor vehicle with any amount of drug, substance or compound resulting from unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act or controlled substance listed in the Controlled Substance Act
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Law requires drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) or a non-commercial motor vehicle (nonCMV) on highways to automatically give their consent to submit to certain tests to determine blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). A CDL holder may not operate a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04 or more or a noncommercial vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more.

  • Any driver operating a CMV or non-CMV who refuses to submit to chemical testing or submits to a test with results in excess of the legal limit is disqualified for a minimum 12 months.
  • Any driver convicted of DUI (regardless of BAC) is disqualified for a minimum 12 months.
  • If either violation above takes place while transporting placarded hazardous materials, the driver is disqualified for a minimum three years.
  • A driver who commits two of the above violations, arising from two or more incidents, is disqualified for life.
  • A CDL holder operating a CMV found to have any alcohol in his or her system is placed out of service for at least 24 hours.
  • Anyone convicted of driving a commercial motor vehicle with any amount of drug, substance or compound resulting from unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act or controlled substance listed in the Controlled Substance Act is disqualified for a minimum 12 months.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Please note the limit to be criminally charged for DUI when operating a commercial vehicle is a BAC of .04. However, anyone caught operating a commercial vehicle with any amount of alcohol will be placed out of service for a minimum of 24hrs. Most trucking companies will immediately discharge a driver caught with any amount of alcohol in their system.

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Which vehicle is not required to pass a safety inspection?
  • Vehicles owned or operated by the federal government, which display proof of ownership.
  • Farm tractors, machinery and other implements.
  • None of these vehicles need to pass a safety inspection
  • Vehicles with a gross weight of 8,000 pounds or less.
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Quote From Page 12 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Garages or service stations licensed by the Department of Transportation may make safety inspections. Second division vehicles not required to pass safety inspections include:

- Vehicles with a gross weight of 8,000 pounds or less.
- Farm tractors, machinery and other implements.
- Vehicles owned or operated by the city of Chicago, which display proof of ownership.
- Vehicles owned or operated by the federal government, which display proof of ownership.
- Vehicles registered as recreational vehicles, which display proper plates.
- Properly licensed antique vehicles.
- Specialized vehicles as defined by statute.
- Vehicles properly registered in another state.

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A class B CDL holder can operate any of the following, except:
  • Single vehicle with a GVWR of at least 16,001 pounds but less than 26,001 pounds
  • Single vehicle with a GVWR of less than 16,001 pound
  • Single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds
  • Combination vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 or more pounds providing the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds
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Quote From Page 4 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

  • Class A Combination vehicles GCWR* of 26,001 or more pounds providing the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Class B Single vehicle with a GVWR* of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Class C Single vehicle with a GVWR* of at least 16,001 pounds but less than 26,001 pounds.
  • Class D Single vehicle with a GVWR* of less than 16,001 pounds.

*GCWR Gross Combination Weight Rating

*GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

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