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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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Drivers attempting to obtain a Class-A CDL must also take which of the following exams:
  • All of these exams must be taken
  • Driving Exam
  • Pre-Trip Inspection Exam
  • Basic Control Skills Exam
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Quote From Page 5 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

After passing the written exam, some drivers are required to pass a skills and driving exam. The exam is divided into three parts:

  • 1) The pre-trip inspection is conducted to determine whether the applicant knows how to inspect the vehicle to see if it is safe to drive. Drivers are asked to conduct a pre-trip inspection. The driver must explain to the examiner what is being inspected and why.
  • 2) The basic control skills exam evaluates a driverʼs ability to use basic skills to control the vehicle. Applicants complete exercises on a course marked by lines, traffic cones or similar boundaries. The exercises test the driverʼs ability to move the vehicle forward, backward and through turning movements. Drivers are scored on how well they stay within the boundaries.
  • 3) The driving exam tests the driverʼs ability to drive safely in a variety of on-road situations. The road test route may include left and right turns, intersections, railway crossings, curves, upgrades, downgrades, rural or semi-rural routes, multi-lane city streets and/or expressway driving.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

To obtain a CDL driving permit, all written exams must be passed. At that point, permit holders are able to drive commercial vehicles with the aid of a licensed CDL instructor who will help coach the student to pass the pre-trip, basic control, and driving exams at a later date.

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Which written exams must be taken in order to drive a single-trailer combination vehicle exceeding 26,001 pounds equipped with air brakes?
  • General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles
  • Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Passenger
  • Air Brakes, General Knowledge, Double/Triple trailers
  • General Knowledge, Passenger, Hazardous Materials
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Quote From Page 5 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Computerized Written Knowledge Exam - The computerized written knowledge exam consists of standardized multiple-choice questions. In addition, specialized exams are added if you wish to operate any of the following vehicles:

  • Vehicles with air brakes (also requires a skills and road test)
  • Combination vehicles
  • Double or triple trailers
  • Vehicles carrying hazardous materials
  • Passenger-carrying vehicles
  • School buses
  • Tanker vehicles

TruckingTruth's Advice:

For truck drivers, it's most important to be able to pass the General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicles exams first. Once you are able to pass those exams, it's highly recommended you also take the Tanker, Double/Triple Trailers, Passenger, and Hazardous Materials exams.

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How many CDL endorsements are there?
  • 5
  • 4
  • 9
  • 7
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Quote From Page 4 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

There are seven special CDL endorsements and one restriction that require testing. In addition, drivers who do not pass the air brake portion of the exams are restricted to driving vehicles without air brakes.

The endorsements are:

  • 1. Charter Bus (C)
  • 2. Combination Tank and Hazardous Materials (X)
  • 3. Double/Triple Trailers (T)
  • 4. Passenger Vehicles (P)
  • 5. School Bus Endorsement (S)
  • 6. Tank Vehicles (N)
  • 7. Vehicles Carrying Hazardous Materials (H)

Restrictions:

    1. Vehicle Without Air Brakes (L-Restriction)

TruckingTruth's Advice:

We highly recommend that everyone get all endorsements available because:

  • You don't want to restrict your opportunities
  • The tests are fairly quick, simple, and inexpensive
  • You're already going through the process of learning the materials anyhow

So make sure you get all of the endorsements.

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How long will a driver be placed out of service with a .02 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?
  • A driver will not be placed out of service unless they have a .04 BAC
  • A driver will not be placed out of service unless they have a .08 BAC
  • At least 12 hours
  • At least 24 hours
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

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.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Alcohol is taken very seriously for commercial drivers. If you have any alcohol in your system at all, you will be placed out of service and will most likely lose your job. While you will not be criminally charged for driving under the influence unless your BAC is .04 or higher, you can still lose your job for any level under that and will certainly be placed out of service. A good rule of thumb is "24 hours from bottle to throttle." In other words, don't even think about driving for 24 hours after your last drink.

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Military Vehicle Operators must obtain a CDL if:
  • The military vehicle exceeds 80,000 pounds
  • Military Vehicle Operators never need to obtain a CDL as long as the vehicle is being used for military purposes
  • 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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Which of the following are exempt from obtaining a CDL:
  • Firefighting Equipment Operators
  • Military Vehicle Operators
  • All of these are exempt
  • Farm Equipment Operators
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Quote From Page 3 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The following vehicle operators are not required to obtain a CDL:

  • Farm Equipment Operators - This exemption covers legitimate farm-to-market operations by farmers, not commercial grain haulers.
  • Firefighting Equipment Operators - Because most firefighting organizations have extensive initial training and retraining requirements for their equipment operators, requirements for operators of firefighting equipment owned or operated by or for a government agency, when responding to or returning from an emergency, are exempt.
  • Military Vehicle Operators - Operators of military vehicles for military purposes are exempt from obtaining a CDL.
  • Recreational Vehicle Operators - Recreational vehicle operators, when using the vehicle primarily for personal use, do not need a CDL.
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What is the maximum height for all vehicles on all highways?
  • 13 feet, 6 inches
  • 12 feet, 9 inches
  • 14 feet, 6 inches
  • 13 feet
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Quote From Page 10 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Height

The maximum height for all vehicles on all designated state and federal highways is 13 feet, 6 inches, including load from the underside of the tire to the top of the vehicle. This includes the US Interstate system. Individual states may set their own maximum height limits, but those limits must be equal to or greater than 13 feet, 6 inches.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Any vehicles exceeding 13 feet, 6 inches in height must obtain proper permits.

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If you are caught violating a DOT out of service order, you will receive a driving disqualification for:
  • A minimum of 3 months
  • A minimum of 1 year
  • A minimum of 6 months
  • A minimum of 9 months
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A conviction for violation of an out-of-service order results in disqualification for a minimum six months

TruckingTruth's Advice:

The department of transportation may put drivers out-of-service for several reasons, including equipment problems, hours of service violations, alcohol violations, and any other reason they deem fit. Do not violate the out-of-service order as that is a very serious offense and could ruin your career.

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