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Transporting Passengers Questions

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A CDL is required for driving a vehicle with how many passengers?
  • 32
  • 20
  • 5
  • 16 or more
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From The CDL Manual

A bus driver must have a CDL if he/she drives a vehicle designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver.

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A bus driver must have what kind of CDL endorsement?
  • Hazmat
  • Tanker
  • Doubles/Triples
  • Passenger
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From The CDL Manual

A bus driver must have a CDL if he/she drives a vehicle designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver. A bus driver must have a Passenger Endorsement on his/her CDL. To obtain the endorsement, you must pass a knowledge test on Sections 2 and 4 of this manual. (If the bus has air brakes, you also must pass a knowledge test on Section 5.) You also must pass the skills tests required for the class of vehicle you drive.

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As part of pre-trip inspection, drivers should check emergency equipment, horn, tires and:
  • Rear-vision mirrors
  • Parking brake
  • All of these should be part of a pre-trip inspection
  • Lights and reflectors
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From The CDL Manual

Vehicle Systems —

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.
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You are allowed drive a bus with the emergency exits open:
  • Before 6am
  • Only at night
  • Only on weekends
  • You should always make sure they are closed before driving
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From The CDL Manual

Access Doors and Panels —

As you check the outside of the bus, close any open emergency exits. Also, close any open access panels (for baggage, restroom service, engine, etc.) before driving.

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Emergency exit signs must be turned on at night and:
  • Every time you stop the bus
  • Early in the morning
  • Any other time you use your outside lights
  • In an emergency
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From The CDL Manual

The Emergency Exit sign on an emergency door must be clearly visible. If there is a red emergency door light, it must work. Turn it on at night or any other time you use your outside lights.

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If you find that one of the seats on your bus is loose, you should:
  • Take it all the way out
  • Warn each rider as they get on
  • Wrap it in yellow tape
  • Make sure it is securely fastened before driving
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From The CDL Manual

The seats must be safe for riders. All seats must be securely fastened to the bus.

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Bus roof hatches can be left partly open:
  • Never
  • To get fresh air
  • Only when you won't be driving under bridges
  • When it's above 32 degrees
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From The CDL Manual

Roof Hatches —

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.

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Riders may leave their baggage in the aisle:
  • When the bus is full
  • When the bus is almost empty
  • If they are returning from shopping
  • Riders should never be allowed to leave baggage in the aisle
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From The 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.

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Riders who attempt to board a bus with hazardous materials:
  • Have to sit in the back
  • Generally should not be allowed to board
  • Must leave the hazardous materials up front
  • Are fine as long as it isn't car batteries or gasoline
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From The CDL Manual

Hazardous Materials —

Watch for cargo or baggage containing hazardous materials. Most hazardous materials cannot be carried on a bus. Riders sometimes board a bus with an unlabeled hazardous material. They may not know it is unsafe. Do not allow riders to carry on common hazards such as car batteries or gasoline.

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Hazardous materials that must never be carried on buses include:
  • More than 100 pounds of a solid Division 6.1 Poison
  • Division 2.3 POISONOUS (Toxic) GAS
  • Paranitroaniline
  • None of these things should ever be carried on a bus
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From The CDL Manual

Forbidden Hazardous Materials —

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. Buses must never carry:

  • Division 2.3 POISONOUS (Toxic) GAS.
  • Division 6.1 EXTREMELY DANGEROUS POISONOUS (Toxic) LIQUID.
  • Paranitroaniline.
  • More than 45 kg (100 pounds) of a solid Division 6.1 Poison.
  • More than 225 kg (500 pounds) total of allowable hazardous materials and no more than 45 kg (100 pounds) of any one class.
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