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.

Maerece F.'s Comment
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Is there anyone here from Oklahoma that has recently taken the test for a CDL permit?

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.
Luke O.'s Comment
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Theres 50 on general knowledge 20 on tanker 20 on combination and 25 on air brakes.

this was for Prime's testing in springfield mo. you can miss 10 on general, 4 on tanker and combination, and up to 5 on airbrakes. anymore and you fail that section. once u pass a section u dont have to retake it. i just took my tests yersterday and passed on the first try.

as long as you study before hand you will be fine. I only studied for about a 1 week for a total of probably about 20 hrs and still passed. I studied using high road, cdl prep phone apps, and online practice exams. I never once looked at the dmv manual.

general knowledge i got exactly 10 wrong and 40 right which is the minimum passing score of 80%. the other 3 i only missed one or 2 questions on each one and my scores were 90%+

i do have to caution you though, make sure you use all available resources and take practice tests. there are some questions on the permit tests that are worded in such a way they are trick questions and are very easy to get wrong. You really need to slow down and take your time. if you dont know the answer skip it and itll ask you again later. Alot of the people in my group failed because they were rushing through and not carefully reading. Before you hit submit "yes thats my final answer" stop and reread the question again. look at all the answer. you need to be at least 90% sure thats the correct answer. If all else fails and you truly dont know and after skipping and it recycles back to you and you still dont know, look at the question logically and try to narrow down the answers.

for the Primes testing each question has 3 possible answers, so if you can narrow down at least 1 of them, and you guess, you got a 50/50 chance of getting it right rather then a 30% chance.

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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