How Many Questions Are Generally On The Cdl Permit Test?

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Dan R.'s Comment
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In Oregon it varies. There's a question pool and you answer questions until you either answer enough correctly or answer enough incorrectly. I believe that's out of 50, but if you answer all correctly you can answer just 20.

andhe78's Comment
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Just got mine last Friday here in NY. Fifty questions on general knowledge, all the rest had twenty-five. Took general knowledge, combination, air brakes, tow, metal coil, and tank-cost me ten dollars to take all the tests and twelve fifty for the permit. Here in NY, you can't take the hazmat or double/triple until you actually have a cdl. Also, you had to answer all the questions on my tests-even if I got twenty four right answers, I had to answer all twenty-five questions.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Lakeman's Comment
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Just got mine in Texas, 50 questions general knowledge, the rest are 20 questions, they won't let you take the hazmat and doubles/triples until you pass your skills test, but you can take the rest of the endorsements. You have to wait 14 days after you pass your written test to take the skills test. You also have to have your DOT physical before you take the learners permit test. Cost is $25.00.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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