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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CDL School Bus Endorsement - Exam 8 - 36 Questions

School Bus Endorsement
EXAM 8

By Gary Boutin

1. Why is it often difficult to look far enough ahead when driving at night? 

a. There is too much light inside your vehicle.
b. The glare from oncoming headlights may force you to look to the shoulder.
c. The pavement tends to be drier and shines more at night.

2. When entering the freeway your best strategy is to? 


a. Try to keep your speed low.
b. Merge at or close to the speed of traffic on the freeway.
c. Stop until there is a spot to enter.

3. When preparing to turn left how should you keep your wheels pointing? 


a. To the left.
b. To the right.
c. Straight ahead.

4. What is the best tactic to use before crossing an intersection?


a. Look right, then left, then right again.
b. Look left, then right, then left again.
c. Look to the rear, then ahead and then to the rear again.

5. At night your ability to steer a vehicle is reduced because? 


a. You can not see as well.
b. You may not be able to look down the road far enough.
c. Both of the above.

6. Since you must know what is in front of you how should you use your eyes? 


a. You should be gazing straight ahead at all times.
b. You should either be looking at your dashboard or looking straight ahead.
c. You should be shifting your view every few seconds.

7. How often should you look in your rear view mirrors? 


a. Several times per minute.
b. Only when you are changing lanes or backing up.
c. Once a minute.

8. Can your ability to look around you be handicapped by what you see?


a. No, you will continue to keep your eyes moving at all times.
b. No, you are only interested in the vehicles that could be a threat to you.
c. Yes, certain things will attract your attention more than others.

9. A vehicle that is straddling lanes is a possible sign of a drunk driver? 


a. Yes.
b. Yes, only if it is at night.
c. No.

10. Is it OK to have a drink if you are still under the maximum allowed? 


a. Yes, because you are not legally drunk.
b. Yes, because you are still able to drive.
c. No, because you do not know you can drive safely.

11. What type of drug is alcohol? 


a. A stimulant.
b. A depressant.
c. An opiate.

12. How is your reaction time affected by alcohol? 


a. It speed up.
b. It stays the same.
c. It slows down.

13. Can your performance be affected the day after you have been drinking? 


a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Only if you drank a large amount.

14. In backing up which is more dangerous? 


a. Backing to the left.
b. Backing to the right.
c. They are equally dangerous.

15. When braking, when will a bus have the most traction? 


a. When the wheels are rolling just short of locking up.
b. During a skid.
c. When the wheels have locked up.

16. When driving down a steep hill which is best?


a. Shift down to a lower gear and not use your brakes.
b. Shift down to a lower gear so that you will not use your brakes hard.
c. Use your brakes only.

17. If a posted speed is 45-PH what is a safe speed for your bus? 


a. It may be 45-miles per hour or it could be more.
b. It will be exactly 45-miles per hour.
c. It may be 45-miles per hour or it could be less.

18. Which way will a bus lean if you are driving too fast on a banked curve? 


a. It will lean toward the inside.
b. It will lean in the direction of the turn.
c. It will lean toward the outside.

19. What should you do about speed if the road becomes slippery? 


a. Reduce your speed gradually.
b. Reduce your speed quickly.
c. Stop immediately wherever you are.

20. Chains are required to be installed on which wheels? 


a. The front wheels.
b. The drive wheels.
c. The back wheels of a tandem.

21. While driving the bus you should? 


a. Scan the emergency exit door every few seconds
b. Scan the emergency equipment to make sure that it is in place.
c. Scans the interior of the bus as well as the road ahead, to the sides and to the rear.

22. How do you certify corrected defects on your pre-trip inspection? 


a. Skip these items on your pre-trip inspection.
b. Sign the previous driver report.
c. Assume that the shop has handled these items.

23. On which wheels may buses have recapped or re-grooved tires? 


a. On all wheels.
b. Anywhere except the front wheels.
c. On all wheels except the drivers.

24. What is the maximum weight of hazardous materials allowed on a bus? 


a. 100-pounds.
b. 500-pounds.
c. 1000-pounds.

25. What is the total weight of hazardous materials of one class allowed on a bus? 


a. One hundred pounds.
d. Five hundred pounds.

26. When you discharge an unruly rider, you should choose a place that is:


a. Near a police station.
b. Isolated, so he won't bother others.
c. As safe as possible.
d. Convenient for you.

27. A bus may carry baggage and freight only if it is:


a. Allowed to move freely and easily.
b. Close to any door or window in an emergency.
c. Protected from falling or shifting packages.
d. Secured and out of the way of an exit.
e. All of the above are true.

28. Which of these should be considered a hazard?


a. Only an ice cream truck.
b. Only a blind intersection.
c. Only a driver signaling a turn.
d. Anyone or anything that may cause an unsafe condition.

29. If your bus has an emergency exit door it must:


a. Be closed when operating the bus.
b. Always have a red door light on.
c. Be free to open for fresh air.
d. Meet all of the above.

30. Which of these will result in the best control on curves?


a. Brake all the way through curves.
b. Slow to a safe speed before entering curves, then accelerate slightly through the curves.
c. Speed up slightly before the curves, then keep speed constant through the curves.
d. Slow to a safe speed before entering curves, then coast through them.

31. Carrying hazardous material on a bus is 


a. Never permitted.
b. Permitted only on weekdays.
c. Permitted if they meet certain condition.
d. Permitted only on weekends.

32. Usually the best position for a bus when students are crossing the road is?

a. On the left side of the road.
b. On the right edge of the roadway.
c. In the middle of the road.

33. What is the only real control that you have over students leaving the school bus?

a. Turning off the engine.
b. Opening the door.
c. Threatening them with punishment.

34. Employees using drugs and alcohol have several times as many accidents?

a. Twice as many.
b. Three to four times as many.
c. Five times as many.

35. Which will make you tire earlier?

a. You do not like what you are doing.
b. You have exercised beforehand.
c. You are hungry.

36. How does failing to look far enough in front of you affect your driving? 

a. It can cause your vehicle to weave in and out.
b It can cause you to stop too smoothly.
c. It can cause you to be in the wrong gear.

Answers: 

1. b
2. b
3. c
4. b
5. c
6. c
7. a
8. c
9. a
10. c
11. b
12. c
13. a
14. b
15. a
16. b
17. c
18. c
19. a
20. b
21. c
22. b
23. b
24. a
25. a
26. c
27. d
28. d
29. a 
30. b 
31. c

32. b
33. b
34. b
35. a
36. a 


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CDL Air Brakes Endorsement - Exam 7 - 36 Questions

DRUM BRAKES 
EXAM 6
By Gary Boutin

1. To determine if slack adjusters need adjustment.

a. Apply the service brakes and release the parking brakes.
b. Apply both the service and parking brakes.
c. Pull out the automatic slack adjustment control knob.
d. Release both the service and parking brakes.

2. The governor stops pumping air when it reaches the "cut out" level, is or around ___ psi.

a. 125-psi.
b. 200-psi.
c. 225-psi.
d. 175-psi.

3. Foundation brakes are used:

a. Only in emergencies.
b. When parking.
c. At each wheel.
d. During freeway travel.

4. Your truck has a properly functioning dual air brake system and minimum size air tanks. The air pressure should build from 85 to 100-psi within:

a. 30-seconds.
b. 45-seconds.
c. 60-seconds.
d. 240-seconds.

5. When you apply your brakes, the air brake system works with an electric switch, by air pressure, to turn on the brake lights.

a. True.
b. False.

6. What do air brakes use to make the brakes work?

a. Compressed gas.
b. Compressed oil.
c. Compressed air.

7. Air brakes are really three different braking systems: service brake, parking brake and emergency brake.

a. True.
b. False.

8. The S-cam forces the brake shoes away from one another and presses them against the inside of the brake drum. It is called the S-cam because:

a. It is shaped like the letter Z.
b. It is shaped like the letter N.
c. It is shaped like the letter S.

9. What is a dual air brake system?

a. A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems, the first system is called the primary system and the second is called the secondary system.
b. A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems, each system has its own air tanks, hoses, lines, etc.
c. A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems, both systems supply air to the trailer if there is one.
d. None of the above.

10. How should you check the free play of manual slack adjusters on S-cam brakes?

a. Park on a level ground, secure the wheels and then free parking brakes.
b. Stop on a level ground and apply parking brakes.
c. Park on level ground and drain off air pressure before making adjustments.
d. Park on a slight grade and release the parking brake, then apply the service brakes and check for any vehicle movement.

11. Excessive use of the service brakes result in overheating which can lead to:

a. Improper adjustment of the S-cam.
b. Increased contact between the brake drum and brake linings.
c. Expansion of the brake drums.

12. The air brake system for a straight truck or bus should not leak at a rate of more than ___ psi per minute with the engine OFF and the brakes released.

a. 1.
b. 3.
c. 2.

13. If you must make an emergency stop, you should brake so you:

a. Use the hand brake before the brake pedal.
b. Use the full power of the brake pedal.
c. Can steer and your vehicle stays in a straight line.

14. The proper method of braking when going down long/or steep grades, after selecting the proper gear, is to brake you speed about ___ miles per hour below your safe speed, then release your brakes.

a. 5.
b. 10.
c. 5.

15. Your truck or bus has a dual air brake system. If a low air pressure warning comes on for only one system. What should you do?

a. Reduce your speed and drive to the nearest garage for repairs.
b. Reduce your speed and test the remaining system while your driving.
c. Stop and safely park. Continue only after the system is fixed.

16. The driver must be able to see a warning before air pressure in the service brakes air tanks falls below ___ psi.

a. 50-psi.
b. 60-psi.
c. 80-psi.

17. The brakes pedal in air brake system.

a. Controls the speed of the air compressor.
b. Controls the air pressure applied to put on the brakes.
c. Connects the slack adjusters by a series of rods and linkages.

18. Before driving a truck or bus with a dual air brake system the pressure in each system should be at least ___ psi.

a. 80-psi.
b. 100-psi
c. 120-psi.

19. To check the free play of manual slack adjuster on S-cam brakes.

a. Chock the wheel and turn off the parking brakes.
b. With the parking brakes on and then apply the service brakes.
c. And Drain off air pressure before adjusting vehicle movement.

20. Under normal condition to engage the parking brakes the driver must first:

a. Turn off the engine only.
b. Let the air out of the air brake system.
c. Be sure that the air brake system is fully pressurized.

21. The air loss rate for a straight truck or bus with the engine OFF and the brakes on should not be more than:

a. 1-psi in one minute.
b. 2-psi in 45-seconds.
c. 3- psi in one minute.

22. The air brake lag distance at 55-mph on dry pavement adds about ___ feet to your stopping distance.

a. 12-feet.
b. 32-feet.
c. 52-feet.

23. How should you check that the trailer brakes come on when air pressure in the system drops below a certain level?

a. Park on a slight incline, drain off air pressure, set the parking brakes and check for movement.
b. Chock the wheels, apply the parking brake, shut off the engine, and pump the brake pedal to reduce air tank pressure.
c. Wait for normal pressure, release the parking brake, move the truck forward slowly, and apply the brake firmly.

24. To test your service brakes you should:

a. Stop the vehicle and put the parking brake on.
b. Release the parking brake, move forward slowly and depress brakes.
c. Put parking brake on and release air pressure.
d. Depress brakes when traveling at highway speeds.

25. Stab braking occurs when you:

a. Press on the brake pedal as hard as you can.
b. Release the brakes when the wheels lock up.
c. Apply the brakes when the wheels start rolling.
d. All of the above.

26. Air brakes take longer to stop than hydraulic brakes because:

a. The reaction time is longer for the driver.
b.  It takes longer for the air to flow through the lines.
c. The linings get hotter more quickly.
d. None of the above.

27. The proper way to go down long grades is to:

a. Use a low gear and push hard on the brakes.
b. Let up on the brakes from time to time to cool them.
c. Use a low gear and apply light pressure on the brakes.
d. Brake on and off down the hill.

28. You should avoid using the parking brake:

a. On steep hills.
b. If the air pressure is low.
c. When the brakes are hot.
d. Any time you park.

29. Air tanks should be drained:

a. At the end of each day or shift.
b. To keep sludge from clogging brake system valves.
c. Manually when automatic devices fail.
d. All of the above.

30. Fanning air brakes:

a. Cools them off.
b. Increases the air pressure.
c. Increases the braking power.
d. Decreases the air pressure.

31. If your air compressor stops working:

a. You will lose your brakes immediately.
b. The brakes will immediately lock up.
c. You'll still have air pressure left in the air tanks.
d. Your brakes won't be affected.

32. The governor allows the air to start pumping again when it reaches the cut in level, or around:

a. 200-psi.
b. 100-psi.
c. 150-psi.
d. 125-psi.

33. You should not use the parking brakes:

a. On a steep hill.
b. If the air pressure is low.
c. When the brakes are hot.
d. In hot weather.

34. The brake drums or discs:

a. Must have linings that fit loosely on the brake shoes.
b. Must not have any cracks.
c. Must not have cracks longer than half the width of the friction area.
d. Should be kept well-greased.

35. Slack adjusters:

a. Never need to be adjusted.
b. Should only be adjusted by a qualified mechanic.
c. Can be adjusted manually or automatically.
d. Should travel at least two inches from where the push rod is attached.

36. To determine if slack adjusters need adjustment:

a. Apply the service brakes and release the parking brakes.
b. Apply both the service and parking brakes.
c. Pull out the automatic slack adjustment control knob.
d. Release both the service and parking brakes.

Answers:

1. d.
2. a.
3. c.
4. b.
5. a.
6. c.
7. a.
8. c.
9. a.
10. a
11. c
12. b
13. c
14. a
15. c
16. b
17. b
18. b
19. a
20. b
21. c
22. b
23. b
24. c
25. b
26. b
27. c
28. c
29. a
30. d
31. c
32. b
33. b
34. b
35. c
36. d

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Monday, July 31, 2017

CDL School Bus Endorsement - Exam 7 - 36 Questions

By Gary Boutin

1. It is best to wear your seat belt:

a. At all times.
b. Unless you will not be driving over 35-mph.
c. Only on sand, gravel, or ice covered roads.
d. Only if your bus holds more than 27-people.

2. If you have riders aboard, you should never fuel your bus:

a. Without a fire bottle beside you.
b. In a closed building.
c. Without attaching the grounding cable.
d. With any of the windows open.

3. Which of these statements about hazards is true?

a. A car with out-of-state license plates is a hazard because that state may not have inspection laws.
b. Movement inside a parked car could mean that a person is about to step out of it.
c. If you can see any part of another vehicle, assume the driver sees you.
d. All of the above are true.

4. Which will most affect the amount of traction that your bus will have?

a. The drive wheels.
b. The type and condition of the road surface.
c. The size of the tires.
d. Horsepower.

5. To be safe always maintain a minimum following distance. This is the distance your vehicle travels in:

a. 2-seconds.
b. 4-seconds.
c. 6-seconds.
d. 8-seconds.

6. Where must passengers who are standing remain while the bus is underway? 

a. On buses where permitted they must stand at the back of the bus.
b. On buses where permitted they must stand behind the standee line.
c. Passengers are never allowed to stand on buses.

7. Can the emergency exit door be opened when the bus is underway?


a. Never drive with an open emergency exit door.
b. The emergency exit door must be open.
c. The emergency exit door will be opened whenever the bus is stopped.

8. If you should discharge an unruly passenger where should this be done? 

a. Within the city limits of an incorporated city.
b. Only at a bus terminal.
c. At a place that is safe for them.

9. Which can cause the most dangerous driving condition in poor weather? 

a. Rain.
b. Ice.
c. Snow.

10. What should you do when driving for a long period? 

a. Keep the window rolled down.
b. Take regular breaks.
c. Drink coffee.

11. Should you start to pass another vehicle before a no-passing zone? 

a. Yes, if you begin your pass before you reach the solid yellow lines.
b. Only if the pass can be completed safely before the no-passing zone.
c. Yes, if no oncoming traffic is coming.

12. On a two-lane road can you pass a car that is passing another vehicle?
 
a. Yes.
b. Yes, only if the person knows you are passing them.
c. No.

13. Why must you be careful when passing a heavy vehicle going downhill?

a. The other driver cannot see you as easily as he can when going uphill.
b. The heavy vehicle may be picking up speed.
c. It is illegal to pass a vehicle going downhill.

14. Why is it harder to pass at night? 

a. You cannot judge distance as well because of oncoming headlights.
b. Your own headlights do not give you enough light to pass.
c. Other drivers cannot see you at night.

15. When passing a vehicle at night what is important to remember?
 
a. Have your high-beams on.
b. Use your low-beams.
c. Flash your lights.

16. Before passing many drivers make the mistake of:

a. Following too far behind.
b. Following too closely.
c. Turning their blinker on too soon.

17. Why should you be aware of a car in front of a car you will be passing? 

a. It may try to pass also.
b. It might get a flat tire.
c. To be sure you can safely return to your lane after completing the pass.

18. Why does it require more time for the eyes to adjust at night? 


a. There is less light at night.
b. Different parts of the eyes are used.
c. Both a and b.

19. When are drivers more likely to be tired? 

a. When they first get up in the morning.
b. After lunch.
c. At night.

20. What may be the only notice that drivers following you have at night? 

a. Your taillights.
b. Your back bumper.
c. Your rear window.

21. When can your rear view mirrors be a handicap to you at night?
 
a. When they make other objects seem closer than they are.
b. When the glare of other headlights in them blinds you.
c. When they do not show your blind spots.

22. If you are trying to avoid the glare of oncoming headlights you?

a. Are looking to the right edge of the road and could miss tinted windshields.
b. Are looking to the right edge of the road and could miss fog lights.
c. Are looking to the right edge of the road and could miss a threat from the left.

23. Which of the following is much harder to judge at night?
 
a. The time.
b. Your strength.
c. Distance.

24. Should you cross over to the far left lane as soon as you enter a freeway? 

a. Yes as long as you are careful.
b. No work over to the left lane when it is safe to do so.
c. Yes but if you have an accident it is your fault.

25. What should you do if you miss your freeway off ramp? 

a. Put the vehicle in reverse and go back to the off ramp.
b. Cross over the median and make a U-turn.
c. Take the next off ramp.

26. When you are on the freeway what speed must you maintain? 

a. That is the average of other drivers.
b. That is slower than the other drivers.
c. That is faster than the other drivers.

27. Why is it important to keep a safe following distance on the freeway? 

a. So you will not get a ticket for tailgating.
b. So you can adjust quickly if traffic comes to a complete stop.
c. So you will save fuel.

28. When can you park on the freeway? 

a. When you need to stop to look at a map.
b. When you need to get out and stretch your legs.
c. Only in emergencies.

29. If red is reflected back from pavement markings you are going? 

a. In the right direction on the freeway.
b. To be coming to the end of the freeway.
c. In the wrong direction on the freeway.

30. When entering the freeway your best strategy is to? 

a. Try to keep your speed low.
b. Merge at or close to the speed of traffic on the freeway.
c. Stop until there is a spot to enter.

31. When preparing to turn left how should you keep your wheels pointing? 

a. To the left.
b. To the right.
c. Straight ahead.

32. What is the best tactic to use before crossing an intersection?

a. Look right, then left, then right again.
b. Look left, then right, then left again.
c. Look to the rear, then ahead and then to the rear again.

33. What is a yield sign? 

a. A yield sign tells you to stop.
b. A yield sign tells you to slow down and be ready to stop.
c. A yield sign tells you to slow down to ten miles per hour.

34. How should an intersection with flashing red lights be treated? 

a. As if it was controlled by stop signs.
b. As if it was a two-way intersection.
c. No special treatment must be given to the intersection.

35. The light turns green and as the car ahead starts forward you? 

a. Wait a moment so that you will have a safe following distance.
b. Proceed as closely as possible behind that car.
c. Stop at the limit line to make sure it is safe.

36. How does failing to look far enough in front of you affect your driving?
 
a. It can cause your vehicle to weave in and out.
b It can cause you to stop too smoothly.
c. It can cause you to be in the wrong gear.

Answers:

1. a
2. b
3. b
4. b
5. b
6. b
7. a
8. c
9. b
10. b
11. b
12. c
13. b.
14. a
15. b
16. b
17. c
18. c
19. c
20. a
21. c
22. c
23. c
24. b
25. c
26. a
27. b
28. c
29. c
30. b
31. c
32. b
33. b
34. a
35. a
36. a  

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CDL School Bus Endorsement - Exam 6 - 36 Questions

School Bus Endorsement
EXAM 2
By Gary Boutin

1. Can tear gas be transported on a bus?

a. No, irritating material may not be carried.
b. Yes, if written permission is received from the D.O.T..
c. Yes, if the containers meet certain packaging requirements.

2. When should you check your mirrors for a lane change?


a. Only after signaling the changes.
b. Right after starting the lane change and turning the turn signal.
c. Only after completing the lane change.
d. Regularly as part of your scan for potential hazards.

3. Which of these statements about speed management and braking is true?


a. Stopping time increases one second for each 10-mph over 20-mph.
b. You need about four times as much stopping distance at 40-mph as at 20-mph.
c. The total stopping distance of a bus is the distance it takes to stop once the brakes are put on.
d. The posted speed limit will always allow you to stop safely.

4. Which of the following types of cargo can never be carried on a bus?


a. Small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
b. Irritating materials or tear gas.
c. Emergency drug shipments.
d. All of the above.

5. To stop for railroad tracks, a bus driver should stop ___ to ___ feet before the nearest track.


a. 5 - 20-feet.
b. 30 - 35-feet.
c. 15 - 50-feet.
d. 20 - 65-feet.

6.  Your bus is disabled, the bus with riders aboard, may be towed or pushed to a safe spot to discharge the passengers only if:


a. The distance is less than 1-mile.
b. Getting off the bus sooner would be unsafe.
c. A peace officer or rescue crew is present.
d. Done by a 27,000 G.V.W.R. or larger tow truck.

7. You should not let riders stand:


a. Between the wheel wells.
b. In front of the standee line.
c. Within two feet of an emergency exit.
d. In a space reserved for the handicapped.

8 You are driving on a slippery road during the day.  How much space does the driver's manual say you should keep ahead of you?


a. Add one second to the space needed in good road conditions.
b. Allow one car length for every 10-mph.
c. Allow no more space than you need under ideal driving conditions.
d. Allow much more space than needed for ideal driving conditions.

9. Which of these statements about seeing ahead is true?


a. At highway speed you should look not more than 1/8-mile ahead.
b. Good drivers shift their attention back and forth, near and far.
c. Good drivers keep their attention on one place for 12 to 15-seconds at a time.
d. All of the above are true.

10. Buses are allowed to carry less than _______ pounds of mall-arms ammunition (ORN-D) in the passenger area. 


a. 100.
b. More than 100 but less than 500.
c. Less than 5000 but more than 500.
d. Less than 50,000 in any one class.

11. When you inspect your bus, make sure that:


a. Every other handhold and railing is secure.
b. Rider signaling devices are working.
c. Emergency exit handles have been removed.
d  All of the above are true.

12. Many buses have curved have convex or spot mirrors and these mirrors:


a. Are against the law in some states.
b. Make things seem smaller and farther away than they really are.
c. Do not need to be checked often because they show a larger area.
d. All of the above

13. If there is no traffic light or attendant, stop for a drawbridge about ____ feet from the draw.


a. 5.
b. 25.
c. 50.
d. 100.

14. You are driving a 40-foot bus 50-mph.  The road is dry and visibility is good.  You should keep at least _____ seconds of space in front of your bus to be safe.


a. 8.
b. 7.
c. 6.
d. 5.

15. When driving a bus across ________________ you should never change gears if your bus has a manual transmission.


a. A bridge.
b. Railroad tracks.
c. A steep hill.
d. All of the above.

16. If you work for an interstate carrier, you must complete an after trip inspection report that specifies ______________________ for each bus.


A. Any defects that would affect electrical hazards.
B. Any defects that would affect safety of the cargo.
C. Any defects that would affect safety or result in a breakdown.
D. Any defects that occur on week days only.

17. Carrying hazardous material on a bus is:


a. Never permitted.
b. Permitted only on weekdays.
c. Permitted if they meet certain condition.
d. Permitted only on weekends.

18. While driving a bus, a bus driver should:


a. Should talk with riders as long as the weather permits.
b. Should never talk to any riders.
c. Should never talk unnecessarily with riders.
d. Should talk with riders as long as the riders are behind the standee line.

19. When you arrive at a bus stop, you should announce the:


a. Location of each store with value pricing.
b. Location, reason for stopping, and next departure time.
c. Location, reason for stopping, next departure time, and bus number.
d. Only locations within reason of the bus immediate location.
 

20. The maximum distance you should stop away from a railroad crossing is?

a. 10 feet.
b. 50 feet.
c. 75 feet
d. 100 feet.

21. If a bus breaks down and there are passengers aboard, the bus:


a. May be towed only if medical assistance arrives.
b. May be towed to the nearest safe spot to discharge passengers.
c. May not be towed to the nearest safe spot to discharge passengers.
d. May not be towed until a tow truck arrives.

22. If a bus leans on a curve, you are:


a. Driving to slow.
b. Driving into the curve.
c. Driving to fast.
d. Not driving at all.

23. When driving a bus you should look ________ ahead?


a. 5-seconds.
b. 5 – 10-seconds
c. 15 -20-seconds.
d. 12-15-seconds.

24. The posted speed for turns?


a. May be safe for a bus.
b. May be safe except when turning for a bus.
c. May be unsafe for a bus.
d. May be safe if the bus is loaded with passengers.

25. When driving a bus, the emergency roof hatches:


a. Must be unlocked and fully open for fresh air.
b. Must be unlocked and partially open for fresh air.
c. May be locked in a partial open position for fresh air.
d. May be unlocked in a partial closed position for fresh air.

26. No passenger vehicle shall be driven unless the emergency equipment is in place, ready for use and inspected by:


a. The carrier.
b. The driver.
c. The mechanic.
d. The shipper.

27. Can oxygen be carried on board by a passenger? 


a. No, gases are not permitted on board.
b. Yes, if special written permission is received from the D.OT..
c. Yes, if medically prescribed for and in the possession of a passenger.
 

28. Which of these two items can be carried on a bus by a rider? 

a. Car batteries.
b. Gasoline.
c. Neither one

29. Can looking ahead prevent accidents with cars going in same direction? 


a. You can see changes in the traffic flow early enough to make adjustments.
b. You can see objects that are far away better than those that are close.
c. You can see where passengers are waiting for your bus in time to stop.

30. If you have to move quickly to avoid an accident you want to know? 


a. Whether all of your passengers are wearing seat belts.
b. Where your passengers are seated.
c. Where other vehicles are around your bus.

31. During a pre-trip inspection what are some items that you must check? 


a. The standee line.
b. The service brakes, parking brake, steering, lights, reflectors, and tires.
c. The number of bandages in first aid kits.

32. It is illegal to transport passengers if you have consumed
intoxicating beverage? 

a. An intoxicating beverage within two hours.
b. An intoxicating beverage within four hours.
c. An intoxicating beverage within eight hours.

33. May passengers leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or in the aisle? 


a. Yes, unless there is a printed notice prohibiting it.
b. No, unless no other space is available.
c. No, There should be nothing in a doorway or the aisle that might trip riders.

34. What shape are hazardous material labels? 


a. Diamond-shaped.
b. Round.
c. Rectangular.

35. Which of these statements about managing space to the sides of your bus is true?


a. You should keep your bus to the right side of your lane.
b. The lane position of buses is not affected by wind.
c. You should avoid traveling next to others when possible.
d. All of the above are true.

36. You are driving at night and you must dim your headlights from high to low.  What should your speed be?


a. Slow down.
b. Speed up.
c. Drop 5-mph until your eyes adjust.
d. Nothing how well you can see should not affect speed.


1. a
2. d
3. b
4. b
5. c
6. b
7. b
8. d
9. b
10. a
11. b
12. b
13. c
14. d
15. b
16. b
17. c
18. c
19. b
20. b
21. b
22. c
23. d
24. c
25. c
26. b
27. c
28. c
29. a
30. c
31. b
32. b
33. c
34. a
35. c
36. a


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

CDL Combination Endorsement - Exam 2 - 36 Questions

COMBINATION
ENDORSEMENT

EXAM 2
By Gary Boutin

A combination vehicle is a rigid truck towing one or more trailers. California Combination: A 10-wheeled straight truck pulling a 2-axle full trailer.

1. When you are uncoupling a loaded trailer, lower the landing gear until it:

a. Makes firm contact with the ground.
b. Makes contact with the ground and lifts the trailer off the fifth wheel.
c. Just reaches the ground.

2. When should you use chocks to park a trailer not equipped with spring brakes?

a. Never.
b. Always.
c. Only when it will be parked on an incline.

3. You have uncoupled a trailer and you want to inspect the landing gear. This tractor should be positioned.

a. With the tractor frame under the trailer.
b. Completely clear of the trailer.
c. With the fifth wheel directly beneath the kinpin.

4. Your are coupling a tractor to a semitrailer. You have backed up but are not under it. What should you hook up before backing under the semitrailer?

a. The emergency and service air lines.
b. The electrical service cable.
c. Nothing, back up and lock the fifth wheel.

5. You want to inspect the trailer supports. You should place the tractor transmission in which gear you have uncoupled the trailer?

a. Low Reverse.
b. Neutral.
c. High reverse

6. When checking the trailer's emergency brakes, the tractor protection control valve should be placed in the __________ position.

a. Normal.
b. Neutral.
c. Emergency.

7. You should not back a tractor under a trailer until the whole air system is:


a. Empty.
b. At normal pressure.
c. Between 60 and 80-psi.

8. Which of these statements are true?

a. The brake and suspension systems of combination vehicle work best with a light load.
b. Light vehicle need more braking power to stop than heavy ones.
c. Bobtail tractors can take longer to stop than a combination vehicle.

9. You are coupling a semitrailer to your tractor but have not yet backed under it. The trailer is at the right height when:

a. The kinpin is about 1-1/4 inches above the fifth wheel.
b. The end of the kinpin is even with the top of the fifth wheel.
c. It will be raised slightly when the tractor is backed under it.

10. Your are hooking to a tractor to a semitrailer and have backed up but are not under itj. What should you do before backing under the trailer.

a. Hook up the electrical service cables.
b. Hook up the emergency and service air lines.
c. Connect the ground cable.
d. Nothing, back up and secure the fifth wheel to the trailer.

11. After pushing the trailer supply  valve,  you should not move the tractor until the whole air system is.

a. Charging.
b. At normal  pressure.
c. Bled down to half the maximum pressure.
d. Between 50 and 60-psi.

12. There are two things that a driver can do to prevent a rollover. They are: (1) Keep the cargo as close to the ground as possible and:

a. Make sure that the brakes and properly adjusted.
b. Keep both hands firmly on the steering wheel.
c. Reduce speed before entering turns.
d. Keep the fifth wheel free play loose.

13. With the engine off and the brakes released, a combination vehicle air brakes system should not leak more than how may psi in one minute.

a. 1-psi in one minute.
b. 2-psi in one minute.
c. 3-psi in one minute.
d. 4-psi in one minute.

14. The fifth wheel locking lever is not locked after the jaws close around the kinpin. This means:

a. The trailer will  not swing on the fifth wheel.
b. You cannot set the fifth wheel for the proper weight distribution.
c. The hand valve is released and you may drive away.
d. The coupling is not correct and should be corrected before driving the coupled unit.

15. A driver crosses the air lines when hooking up to a trailer. What will happen?

a. The hand valve will apply the tractor brakes instead of the trailer brakes.
b. The brakes pedal will  work the trailer spring brakes instead of the air brakes.
c. If the trailer has no spring brakes, you could drive away but you would not have trailer brakes.
d. The brakes lights will not come on when the brake pedals is pressed.

16. When inspecting pipes, connections and hoses for leaks pay special attention to:

a. Joints.
b. Suspension Wear
c. Long sections.

17. An emergency forces you to stop your tanker quickly or crash you should:

a. Use light pressure on the brakes pedal.
b. Lock the brakes using pedal and hold it there.
c. Use controlled or stab braking.

18. A traffic emergency requires you leave the road and escape to the shoulder. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.

a. 20-mph.
b. 30-mph.
c. 40-mph.

18. Transporting liquid in tanks require special care for two reasons. One reason is the ______ of gravity.

a. Flat.
b. High.
c. Offset.

20. A full tank of dense liquid such as some acids:

a. Gives you more stability for going around turns.
b. May often exceed legal weight limits.
c. Should only be carried in smooth bore tanks.

21. Portable tanks attached to the truck:

a. Are not permanently attached to the truck.
b. Can only be loaded when they are attached to the vehicle.
c. Are not allowed to carry loads of 1000-gallons or more.

22. You should know the outage amount for the liquid you carry because:

a. You must unload some liquid at a faster rate than others.
b. Some liquids expands more than other when they get warm.
c. Outage cannot be changed once you are under way.

23. You are coupling a semitrailer to your tractor but have not yet backed under it. The trailer is at the right height when:

a. the kinpin is about 1 1/4-inches above the fifth wheel.
b. the end of the kinpin is even with the top of the fifth wheel.
c. It will be raised slightly when the tractor is backed under it.

24. After pushing the trailer supply valve,  you should not move the tractor until the whole air system is.

a. Charging.
b. At normal  pressure.
c. Bled down to half the maximum pressure.
d. Between 50 and 60-psi.

25. After you supply air to the trailer, make sure the air lines are not crossed and the trailer brakes are working. You do this by:

a. Turning on the braking brakes from the cab.
b. Watching your mirrors to see if the trailer lights come on.
c. Applying/releasing the trailer requires the shortest stopping distance.
d. Cross your finger and hope for the best.

26. A tractor with a(n) ________ trailer requires the shortest distance.

a. Empty.
b. Lightly loaded.
c. Fully loaded
d. Two-thirds fully loaded.

27:  In general the higher your truck's center of gravity the:

a. Easier it is to turn around corners.
b. More stable it is when turning.
c. Easier it is to turn over.
d. Easier on city streets.

28. You are driving a combination vehicle. The trailer breaks away and pulls apart both air lines. You would expect the trailer brakes to come on and the:

a. Tractor to lose air pressure.
b. Trailer supply valve to stay open.
c. Tractor protection valve to close.
d. Trailer supply valve to stay closed.

29. You are driving a combination vehicle. If the service air lines come apart but the emergency lines stays together, what will happen right away?

a. The trailer's air tank will exhaust through the open line.
b. The emergency trailer brakes will come on.
c. Nothing is likely to happen until you try to apply the brakes.
d. The trailer's air tank will be secured.

30. Under good driving conditions, you should leave at least one second of space between your vehicle ahead for every ______ feet of your vehicle length. 

a. 10.
b. 20.
c. 25.
d. 30.

31. When you are uncoupling a loaded trailer, lower the landing gear until it:

a. Makes firm contact with the ground.
b. Makes contact with the ground and lifts the trailer off the fifth wheel.
c. Just reaches the ground.
d. Just reaches the fifth wheel.

32. You have uncoupled a trailer and you want to inspect the landing gear. The tractor should be positioned:

a. With the tractor under the trailer.
b. Completely clear of the trailer.
c. With the fifth wheel directly beneath the king pin.
d. With the tractor over the trailer.

33. Shut-off valves can be found at the front and back of each trailer.

a. True
b. False

34. Charge the trailer air brake system and push the air supply knob in. Shut the engine off. Step on and off the brake pedal several times to reduce the air pressure in the tanks. The trailer air supply control should pop out when the air pressure falls into the pressure range specified by the manufacturer.

a. This is how can you test the tractor protection valve.
b. This is how can you test the trailer emergency brakes.
c. This is how can you test that air flows to all trailers.
d. This is how can you test the trailer service brakes.
e. This is how you test the air pressure gauge.
f. None of the above.

35. To drive, you need to raise the landing gear only until it just lifts off the pavement.

a. True
b. False

36. What is the first thing you should do in an attempt to recover from a trailer skid?

a. Brake harder.
b. Steer with the trailer.
c. Sound the air horn.
d. Stop using the brake


Questions 33 to 36 were obtained from Free CDL Practice Tests.

Answers:

1. a
2. b
3. a
4. a
5. b
6. c
7. b
8. c
9. c
10. b
11. b
12. c
13. c
14. d
15. c
16. a
17. c
18. a
19. a
20. b
21. b
22. c
23. b
24. b
25. c
26. c
27. c
28. c
29. c
30. a
31. a
32. a
33. b
34. a
35. b
36. d

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Monday, June 5, 2017

CDL School Bus Endorsement - Exam 5 - 36 Questions

SCHOOL BUS ENDORSEMENT
EXAM 5
By Gary Boutin


Approaching the crossing: Slow down, downshift if appropriate, and test brakes. Activate 4-way hazard lights on approach to the crossing. Activate turn signal. Check all mirrors. Scan the area around you and check traffic behind. Move to the appropriate edge of the roadway. Choose an escape route in the event of a brake failure or problems behind you.

1. When shall a school bus driver use an approved hand-held stop sign while escorting students across a road? 

a. While escorting elementary age pupils.
b. When high school age pupils are crossing the roadway.
c. At all times when pupils kindergarten, or any grades 1 to 8 are crossing the roadway.
d. At all times when escorting pupils across a roadway.

2. A school bus while being used for transportation of persons other than pupils to or from school or school related activities must have:

a. School bus signs covered.
b. Flashing red-lights covered.
c. Amber warning lights covered.
d. All of the above.

3. When a pupil is aboard the driver of a school bus shall not leave the driver’s compartment without first:

a. Stopping the engine and effectively setting the parking brakes.
b. Removing the ignition keys, which shall remain in the driver’s possession.
c. Placing the transmission in first, reverse, park or neutral for automatic transmissions that do not have a park position.
d. All of the above

4. It is unlawful for anyone to require a driver to drive a school bus that is not in safe operating condition except for: 

a. School bus mechanic.
b. California motor carrier specialist.
c. California Highway Patrol.
d. None of the Above.

5. The driver of a school bus, SPAB bus, or youth bus shall not eject any school pupil unless the pupil is given into the custody of:

a. Transportation supervisor.
b. Peace officer.
c. School official.
d. Parent, or any person designated by the parent or school.

6. Immediately after stopping you should: 

a. Open entrance door slightly to activate the stop arms and overhead red warning lights.
b. Tell the children to stand back until you are ready for them to load.
c. Get the children onto the bus as quickly as possible.

7. No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver services, to drive nor shall any driver drive for any period after being on duty for: 

a. 40-hours in any 6-consecutive days.
b. 60-hours in any 8-consecutive days.
c. 70-hours in any 7-consecutive days.
d. 80-hours in any 8-consecutive days.

8. When can strobe lights legally be used? 

a. When the visibility is less than 500-feet.
b. When the visibility is less than 400-feet.
c. When the visibility is less than 300-feet.
d. When the visibility is less than 250-feet.

9. A driver shall be placed out of service for a period of _____ when their BAC level exceeds ____ :


a. 8-hours / .0l
b. 8-hours / .04
c. 24-hours / .0l
d. 24-hours / .04

10. During hours of darkness the driver shall ensure that the interior of the bus is sufficiently lighted: 

a. At all times with passengers aboard.
b. When passengers enter and exit the bus.
c. When the driver observes any inappropriate behavior.
d. To accommodate the passengers as long as the light does not interfere with the driver’s vision.

11. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol you shall lose your school bus certificate for a period of not less than:
 
a. 1-year.
b. 2-years.
c. 3-years.
d. 7-years.

12. School bus drivers, within the same month of reaching the age of ____ and each 12-month thereafter, shall undergo a physical examination. 

a. 55.
b. 60.
c. 65.
d. 70.

13. Operational policies for school activity trips shall give school bus drivers discretionary authority to discontinue operation because of: 

a. Road conditions.
b. Reduced visibility.
c. Student behavior problems.
d. Adverse weather conditions.

14. A 53-passenger school bus is required to carry a first aid kit of what size?
 
a. 10-units.
b. 16-units.
c. 24-units.
d. 48-units.

15. A school bus driver is required to have a class B drivers license with a Passenger endorsement and:

a. School Bus Certificate, DL-45.
b. California Special Driver Certificate, DL-45.
c. California Bus Driver License, DL-54.
d. California School Bus License, DL-54.

16. Motor carriers are required to keep a record of all vehicles each driver is capable of safely operating on a highway unsupervised including all special equipment used in Special Education. This is known as the_________: 

a. Drivers records.
b. Driving proficiency.
c. Drivers log book.
d. Drivers proficiency records.

17. The DMV may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend or revoke the school bus certificate for the following reasons except:
 
a. The term of the medical has expired.
b. Habitually uses drugs or alcohol.
c. Been involved in 3-accidents in the last 12-months.
d. Unsafe operation of a school bus.

18. Tires on school bus shall not be used due to the following conditions: 

a. Damaged fabric breaks.
b. Exposed or damaged cords.
c. Bumps, bulges or knots due to internal separation.
d. All of the above.

19. School bus drivers must have a commercial driver's license and: 

a. Passenger and combination vehicle endorsements.
b. School bus and passenger endorsements.
c. Air brake and tank endorsements.

20. No pupil shall be allowed to remain in transit to and from school for:
 
a. More than one hour round trip.
b. More than two hours round trip.
c. More than three hours round trip.

21. Can a school bus transport more pupils than indicated by the manufacturer's rated capacity for the bus?
 
a. Yes.
b. No.

22. Which statement are true if your involved in a hijacking situation: 

a. Do not speak unless spoken to.
b. Observe carefully everything that occurs.
c. The first 15–45 minutes are the most dangerous.
d. All of the above.

23. Each state board of education is charged with the primary responsibility of rules and regulations regarding pupil transportation. 

a. True
b. False

24. A school bus driver doesn't have to wear a seat belt at all times. 

a. True
b. False

25. When approaching an intersection at the same time as another driver, when should you proceed through the intersection:

a. After stopping
b. When it is safe to proceed
c. The driver on the left has the right of way
d. The driver on the right has the right of way

26. Who makes the final decision to determine when weather conditions make the roads unsafe to travel? 

a. The school administrator
b. The school teacher
c. The school bus driver

27. What is one of the more dangerous procedures a school bus driver must undertake? 

a. Driving in traffic.
b. Loading and unloading.
c. Driving in the rain.

28. A driver of a school bus or other commercial vehicle motor vehicle is required to manually turn off the vehicle upon arriving at a school and when operating with ____ feet of a school is prohibited from idling. 

a. 50-feet.
b. 100-feet.
c. 150-feet.
d. 200-feet.

29. When driving downhill, the driver of a school bus should do all of the following except:

a. Select a safe speed and the appropriate gear.
b. Use proper braking techniques to maintain a safe speed.
c. Put the vehicle in neutral to save on fuel
d. Know escape ramp locations on your route.

30. School bus drivers may renew their certificate within ________ months before their expiration date.

a. 3-months.
b. 6-months.
c. 9-months.
d. 12-months.

31. A defensive driver’s visual lead-time may need to be _________ due to an increase in speed. 

a. Decreased.
b. Increased.
c. Remains the same.
d. None of the above.

32. What adjustments does a defensive driver need to make due to adverse weather conditions:
a. perception.
b. Conditioned response.
c. Driving skills.
d. Attitude.

33. A school bus driver on an extended leave of absence due to illness, or lack of employment as a driver, who fails to maintain the required in-service hours and is required to submit proof of training to the CHP but fails to submit proof constitutes reason for:

a. The DMV allows 30-days to make-up training hours.
b. The DMV allows 45-days to make-up training hours.
c. The DMV to cancel the driver’s certificate.
d. The DMV to revoke the driver’s certificate.

Answers:

1. d
2. d
3. d
4. d
5. d
6. a
7. d
8. a
9. c
10. b
11. c
12. c
13. b
14. c
15. b
16. b
17. a
18. d
19. B
20. C
21. B
22. d
23. A
24. B
25. b
26. C
27. B
28. b
29. c
30. b
31. b
32. c
33. c



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