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The "reaction distance" is the distance traveled from the time:

A The brain tells the foot to push the brake pedal to the time the foot actually pushes the pedal
B The eyes see a hazard to the time the brain knows that it is a hazard
C The eyes see a hazard to the time the foot pushes the brake pedal
D The brake pedal is pressed to the time the brakes begin to slow the vehicle


You have left the road in an emergency condition, it is impossible for you to come to a stop prior to returning to the road, which of the following is the best action to take?

A Stop and turn your vehicle around before entering the road
B Make sure the road is clear, and continue to return to the road
C Reduce your speed to 20 mph or less before returning to the road
D All the above are true


Which of these describes how you should use the brake pedal on a steep downhill grade?

A Release the brake when you are 5 MPH below your safe speed, then let your speed come back up to your safe speed and repeat braking again, (bring you speed down 5 MPH below your safe speed)
B With stronger pressure as the vehicle goes downhill
C Light steady pressure
D Light, pumping action


Cargo inspections:

A Should be performed after every break you take while driving
B Are only needed if hazardous materials are being hauled
C Not the responsibility of the driver
D Should be performed every 6 hours or 300-miles


Stab braking:

A Should never be used
B Involves locking the wheels
C Involves steady pressure on the brake pedal
D Should only be used on slick roads


Which of these is a sign of tire failure?

A Steering that feels heavy
B Vibration
C A loud bang
D All of the above


The most common cause of serious vehicle skids is:

A Driving too fast for road conditions
B Poorly designed roads
C Poorly adjusted brakes
D Poorly adjusted brakes


If you are stopped at a roadside rest and found to have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .02 you will:

A In trouble with the dispatcher
B Be placed out of service for 24 hours
C Be placed out of service for 48 hours
D Be placed out of service for 72 hours


You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercial drivers license. When can you drive a vehicle hauling hazardous materials?

A Never
B Only when the shipment will not cross state lines
C Only when the vehicle does not require placards
D Only when a person who has the hazardous materials endorsement rides in the vehicle


You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they fail. What should you do?

A Pump the brake pedal
B Down shift
C Look for an escape ramp or escape route
D All of the above


You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help keep your brakes working?

A Applying hard pressure on both the brake pedal and accelerator after coming out of the water
B Gently pressing the brake pedal while driving through the water
C Turning on your brake heaters
D Driving through quickly


When checking the bus seats, what are you looking for?

A To insure they are securely fastened to the bus
B To see if they have been removed
C To insure the seat and back portions are not loose
D All of the above


The amount of liquid to load into a tank depends on:

A The weight of the liquid
B The legal weight limits
C The amount of liquid will expand in transit
D All of the above


The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ____ at highway speed

A 500 feet
B 800 feet
C 1/4 mile
D One block


When driving a commercial vehicle with a height over 13 feet, you should:

A If you aren't sure a clearance is high enough, stop and make sure
B Not worry about the height clearance as long as you stay on the state or federal highways
C Assume all clearances are high enough
D All of the above


Which of these statements about using mirrors is true?

A There are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you
B You should check your mirrors twice for a lane change
C You should look at a mirror for several seconds at a time
D Convex mirrors make things look closer than they really are


Which of these statements about managing space is true?

A Smaller vehicles require more space to stop than larger ones
B When the road is slippery, you should keep much more space in front of your vehicle
C Many accidents are caused by drivers keeping too much space in front of their vehicles
D All the above are true


You are checking your steering and exhaust systems for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?

A Some leakage of power steering fluid is normal
B Leaks in the exhaust system are not a problem if they are outside the cab
C Steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees (2 inches on a 20-inch steering wheel) can make it hard to steer
D All the above are true


The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice., Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?

A Apply the brakes often to keep the linings dry
B Down shift to stop
C Drive at a varying speed
D Stop driving and park where it is safe to do so


On which fires can you use the "ABC" fire extinguisher?

A Electrical fires
B Burning fires
C Burning cloth
D All of the above


Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?

A Maximum gvw specified by manufacture for a single vehicle plus load
B Maximum gvw specified by the manufacture
C Maximum gvw specified by manufacture for a single vehicle
D None of the above


If a straight vehicle (no trailer or articulation) goes into a front wheel skid it will:

A Slide sideways and spin out
B Go straight ahead even if the steering wheel is turned
C Go straight ahead but will turn if you turn the steering wheel
D Likely do any of the above


Whether or not you load and secure your load yourself, you are responsible for:

A Knowing your cargo is securely tied down and covered
B Inspecting your cargo
C Recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight
D All of the aboves


Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true?

A If you miss a gear while up-shifting, you must bring the vehicle to a stop
B Double clutching should only be used with a heavy load
C You can use the tachometer to tell you when to shift
D Double clutching should not be used when the road is slippery


Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong winds is true?

A Winds are especially a problem when coming out of tunnels
B You should drive alongside other vehicles to help break up the wind
C You can lessen the effect of the wind by letting some air out of your tires
D The lighter your vehicle, the less trouble you will have with the wind


Medical certificates must be renewed every:

A One year
B Two year
C Four years
D None of the above


Overlenght, overwidth, and / or overweight loads require:

A Flashing lights
B Driving limited to certain times
C Special transit permits
D All of the above


Which of these will help keep an engine cool in hot weather?

A Making sure the engine has the right amount of oil
B Making sure the engine has the right amount of oil
C Avoiding high speed driving
D All of the above


Too much weight on the steering axle can cause the following:

A Hard steering
B Damage to the tires
C Damage to the steering axle
D All of the above


Some liquid tanks are divided into several smaller tanks by:

A Bore tanks
B Bulkheads
C Baffles
D Containers