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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 does GVWR stand for?
  • General Vehicle Without Restrictions
  • Grain Vehicle With Restrictions
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
  • Gross Vehicle Width Rating
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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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What constitutes excessive speeding?
  • Any speed of 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit
  • Any speed of 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit
  • Any speed of 10 mph or more above the posted speed limit
  • Any speed of 25 mph or more above the posted speed limit
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

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

The following may also result in excessive speeding:

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

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Excessive speeding is considered a "serious traffic violation." 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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Reckless driving is considered a serious traffic violation. All of the following are grounds for reckless driving except:
  • Passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • Performing an illegal U-Turn
  • Passing a school bus receiving or discharging passengers or displaying a warning not to pass
  • Driving on a sidewalk
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Quote From Page 9 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Reckless Driving Operating a CMV or non-CMV in a manner that exhibits a willful, wanton or reckless disregard of the safety of persons or property.

  • Passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • Driving on a sidewalk.
  • Passing a school bus receiving or discharging passengers or displaying a warning not to pass.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Reckless driving is a serious traffic violation which 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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Traffic violations which are deemed "serious" by the DOT carry additional consequences. What is an example of a serious traffic violation?
  • Following Too Closely
  • Improper Lane Usage
  • Excessive Speeding
  • All of these are serious traffic violations
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Quote From Page 9 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The following are listed as serious traffic violations:

  • Excessive Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • No Valid CDL
  • Following Too Closely
  • Improper Lane Usage
  • Conviction Involving a Fatal Accident
  • Multiple Licenses
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Knowingly and willfully leaving the scene of an accident while operating a CMV or non-CMV results in disqualification for how long?
  • Minimum of 18 months
  • Minimum of 6 months
  • Minimum of 12 months
  • Minimum of 24 months
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The following offenses also will lead to disqualification:

  • Knowingly and willfully leaving the scene of an accident while operating a CMV or non-CMV results in disqualification for a minimum 12 months.
  • Committing a felony while operating a CMV or non-CMV results in disqualification for a minimum 12 months.
  • A conviction for either offense above while carrying placarded hazardous materials results in disqualification for a minimum three years.
  • A conviction for violation of an out-of-service order results in disqualification for a minimum six months.
  • The use of a CMV or non-CMV in the commission of any felony involving manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance, or possession with intent to manufacture, distribute or disperse a controlled substance,results in a lifetime disqualification.

Operating a commercial motor vehicle in violation of regulations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings:

  • First conviction 60-day disqualification
  • Second conviction within a three-year period -120-day disqualification
  • Third and subsequent conviction within a three year period - one year disqualification.
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Which of the following are exempt from obtaining a CDL:
  • All of these are exempt
  • Military Vehicle Operators
  • Firefighting Equipment Operators
  • 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
  • 14 feet, 6 inches
  • 13 feet, 6 inches
  • 12 feet, 9 inches
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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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How many CDL endorsements are there?
  • 7
  • 9
  • 5
  • 4
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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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