Florida CDL Practice Test (As Of June 2011)

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Practice for your Florida CDLA, This is test is based upon the Florida June 2011 CDL Handbook. Covers all sections of DMV Handbook except for "Bus Driver", and "Passenger-Transport" Specific Questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:   Q. It is illegal to operate a CMV if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is:

    • A.

      .02 or more

    • B.

      .06 or more

    • C.

      .04 or more

    • D.

      .05 or more

    Correct Answer
    C. .04 or more
    Explanation
    Consumption of any amount of alcohol will impair the drivers judgment and mood.

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  • 2. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:    Q. You will not lose your CDL for atleast one year for a first offense for:

    • A.

      Refusing to undergo breath or blood alcohol testing wether in CMV or in personal vehicle.

    • B.

      Using a CMV to commit a felony involving controlled substances.

    • C.

      Leaving the Scene of an accident.

    • D.

      Causing a fatality through negligent operation of CMV.

    Correct Answer
    B. Using a CMV to commit a felony involving controlled substances.
    Explanation
    You will lose your CDL for LIFE under these circumstances.

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  • 3. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications: Q. An "Out-Of-Service Order" is issued to a CMV operator when:

    • A.

      The CMV Cargo Doors are not properly secured with a key lock.

    • B.

      When the trucking company does not supply the proper load-plan documentation.

    • C.

      A CMV is carrying an empty load and the CMV gross vehicle weight rating(GVWR) is less than 26,001 lbs.

    • D.

      A finding that a regulatory violation poses an imminent hazard to public safety.

    Correct Answer
    D. A finding that a regulatory violation poses an imminent hazard to public safety.
    Explanation
    The term "imminent hazard" is defined as "any condition…likely to result in serious injury or death.

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  • 4. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:   Q. It is good practice to stop and check that tracks are clear at all railroad-highway grade crossings while operating a CMV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is good practice to stop and check that tracks are clear at all railroad-highway grade crossings while operating a CMV. This is important for the safety of both the driver and other vehicles on the road. By stopping and checking, the driver can ensure that there are no trains approaching before proceeding across the tracks. This helps to prevent accidents and collisions at railroad crossings. It is a responsible and cautious approach to driving a CMV.

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  • 5. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications: Q. Any driver who is issued an out-of-service order under the federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (49 C.F.R. 392.5) shall report the issuance to his or her employer within:

    • A.

      24 hours

    • B.

      48 hours

    • C.

      72 hours

    • D.

      30 days from the issued date listed on the violatioin order.

    Correct Answer
    A. 24 hours
    Explanation
    You will lose your CDL:
    -For at least 90 days if you have committed your first violation of an out-of-service violation order.
    -For at least one year if you have committed two out-of-service violation order in a ten-year period.
    -For at least three years if you have committed three or more out-of-service violation orders in a ten-year period.

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  • 6. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications: Q. For a Railroad-highway Grade Crossing Violation you will lose your CDL:

    • A.

      For at least 60 days for your first violation For at least 180 days for your second violation. For at least one year for your third violation within a two year period.

    • B.

      For at least 30 days for your first violation For at least 120 days for your second violation. For at least one year for your fith violation within a three year period.

    • C.

      For at least 60 days for your first violation. For at least 120 days for your second violation. For at least one year for your third violation within a three year period.

    • D.

      For at least 30 days for your first violation For at least 120 days for your second violation. For at least 3 years for your third violation within a three year period.

    Correct Answer
    C. For at least 60 days for your first violation. For at least 120 days for your second violation. For at least one year for your third violation within a three year period.
    Explanation
    These violations include violation of a federal, state or local law or regulation pertaining to one of the following six offenses at a railroad-highway grade crossing:
    For drivers who are not required to always stop, failing to stop before reaching the crossing if the tracks are not clear.
    For drivers who are not required to always stop, failing to slow down and check that the tracks are clear of an approaching train.
    For drivers who are always required to stop, failing to stop before driving onto the crossing.
    For all drivers failing to have sufficient space to drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
    For all drivers failing to obey a traffic control device or the directions of an enforcement official at the crossing.
    For all drivers failing to negotiate a crossing because of insufficient undercarriage clearance.

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  • 7. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:   Q. Florida CDL's with a hazardous materials endorsement are issued for a period of:

    • A.

      6 years and may be renewed up to 1 year before they expire.

    • B.

      4 years and may be renewed up to 1 year before they expire.

    • C.

      2 years and may be renewed up to 180 days before they expire.

    • D.

      They don't expire until your CDL expires.

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 years and may be renewed up to 1 year before they expire.
    Explanation
    Drivers holding a CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement are encouraged to renew early to avoid ineligibility for transporting hazardous materials while awaiting results of their security checks.
    A background check fee of $91.00 is charged to customers for new or renewed hazardous materials endorsements, in addition to other fees for CDL issuance.
    Information and on-line forms to begin the application process for Florida CDL hazardous materials endorsement can be found at http://www.flhsmv.gov/Hazmat/.

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  • 8. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:     Q. You may be allowed to transport hazardous materials without the hazardous materials endorsement as long as the trucking company issues out a properly filed "Commercial Driver Hazmat Waver"(CDHW), which allows the CMV operator to expedite the hazmat endorsements for specific and demanding hazardous transport of probable cause. This documentation MUST remain in the drivers side door at all times.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a driver is not allowed to transport hazardous materials without the hazardous materials endorsement, even if the trucking company issues a CDHW. The hazardous materials endorsement is required by law for any driver transporting hazardous materials.

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  • 9. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:     Q. You cannot have more than ________ licenses. If you break this rule, a court may fine you up to $5,000 or put you in jail and keep your home state license and return any others.  

    Correct Answer
    one
    1
    One
    ONE
    Explanation
    If you have more than one license, you are breaking the rule mentioned in the question. Breaking this rule can result in a fine of up to $5,000 or jail time, and your home state license will be kept while any additional licenses will be returned.

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  • 10. 

    Subsection 1.2 - Driver Disqualifications:     Q. You must give your employer information on all driving jobs you have held for the past ______ years. You must do this when you apply for a commercial driving job.

    Correct Answer
    10
    Ten
    ten
    TEN
    Explanation
    When applying for a commercial driving job, you are required to provide your employer with information about all driving jobs you have held for the past 10 years. This is important for the employer to assess your experience and qualifications as a driver. It helps them understand your driving history, any violations or accidents you may have had, and your overall reliability as a driver. By providing this information, you are allowing the employer to make an informed decision about your suitability for the job.

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  • 11. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. ______ is the most important reason you inspect your vehicle, ______ for yourself and for other road users.

    Correct Answer
    safety
    SAFETY
    Safety
    Explanation
    The most important reason to inspect your vehicle is safety, both for yourself and for other road users. Regular vehicle inspections help ensure that your vehicle is in proper working condition, reducing the risk of accidents and breakdowns. By checking for any potential issues or malfunctions, you can address them before they become a safety hazard on the road. Inspections also contribute to the overall safety of other road users, as a well-maintained vehicle is less likely to cause accidents or create dangerous situations. Therefore, prioritizing safety through vehicle inspections is crucial for everyone's well-being on the road.

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  • 12. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. For safety: Which primary type of vehicle inspection requires the following items to be monitored?  
    • Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
    • Use your senses to check for problems (look, listen, smell, feel).
    • Check critical items when you stop:
      • Tires, wheels and rims.
      • Brakes.
      • Lights and reflectors.
      • Brake and electrical connections to trailer.
      • Trailer coupling devices.
      • Cargo securement devices.

    • A.

      Pre-trip

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. During
    Explanation
    During the primary type of vehicle inspection, all the listed items need to be monitored. This includes watching gauges for signs of trouble, using your senses to check for problems, and checking critical items such as tires, brakes, lights, trailer connections, trailer coupling devices, and cargo securement devices. Therefore, the correct answer is "During."

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  • 13. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection : Q. The following are key steering system parts

    • A.

      Tie Rod

    • B.

      Torque Rod

    • C.

      Bellows

    • D.

      Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir

    • E.

      Axle

    • F.

      Drag Link

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tie Rod
    D. Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir
    F. Drag Link
    Explanation
    The key steering system parts listed in the options are the tie rod, hydraulic fluid reservoir, and drag link. The tie rod is an essential component that connects the steering mechanism to the wheels, allowing for the control of the vehicle's direction. The hydraulic fluid reservoir stores the hydraulic fluid, which is necessary for power steering systems to function properly. The drag link is responsible for transmitting the motion from the steering gear to the steering knuckles, enabling the wheels to turn. Therefore, these three parts are crucial for the proper functioning of the steering system in a vehicle.

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  • 14. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection : Q. The following are considered which type of system defects:
    • Cracked or broken Spring hangers
    • Missing or broken leave in any leaf spring. If one-fourth or more are missing, it will put the vehicle "out of service", but any defect could be dangerous.
    • Any loose, cracked, broken or missing frame members

    • A.

      Steering

    • B.

      Suspension

    • C.

      Exhaust

    Correct Answer
    B. Suspension
    Explanation
    The given answer is Suspension because all the defects mentioned in the question are related to the suspension system of a vehicle. Cracked or broken spring hangers, missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring, and any loose, cracked, broken, or missing frame members are all issues that can occur in the suspension system. These defects can affect the vehicle's stability, handling, and overall safety, making it important to address them promptly.

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  • 15. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. What three kinds of emergency equipment must you have?

    • A.

      Chains

    • B.

      Cellular device(for making an emergancy phone call)

    • C.

      Three red reflective triangles

    • D.

      First-aid kit

    • E.

      Properly charged and rated fire extinguisher.

    • F.

      Spare electrical fuses (unless vehicle has circuit breaker).

    • G.

      Accident reporting kit(packet)

    • H.

      Tire changing equipment

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Three red reflective triangles
    E. Properly charged and rated fire extinguisher.
    F. Spare electrical fuses (unless vehicle has circuit breaker).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is three red reflective triangles, a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher, and spare electrical fuses (unless the vehicle has a circuit breaker). These are the three kinds of emergency equipment that must be present in a vehicle according to Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection. Chains, a cellular device for making an emergency phone call, a first-aid kit, an accident reporting kit, and tire changing equipment are not mentioned as required emergency equipment in the given subsection.

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  • 16. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. What is the minimum tread depth for front tires? For other tires?

    • A.

      You need at least 3/32-inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires, and 2/32 inch on all other tires.

    • B.

      You need at least 4/30-inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires, and 2/32 inch on all other tires.

    • C.

      You need at least 4/32-inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires, and 2/32 inch on all other tires.

    • D.

      You need at least 2/32-inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires, and 3/32 inch on all other tires.

    Correct Answer
    C. You need at least 4/32-inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires, and 2/32 inch on all other tires.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that you need at least 4/32-inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires, and 2/32 inch on all other tires. This means that the front tires should have a minimum tread depth of 4/32 inch, while all other tires should have a minimum tread depth of 2/32 inch. Tread depth is important for maintaining traction and grip on the road, especially in wet or slippery conditions. Having sufficient tread depth helps to prevent hydroplaning and allows the tires to effectively channel water away from the tire surface.

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  • 17. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: The following are things that you should check on the front of your vehicle during the walkaround inspection. Condition of visible parts.
    • Rear of engine--not leaking.
    • Transmission--not leaking.
    • Exhaust system--secure, not leaking, not touching wires, fuel, or air lines.
    • Frame and cross members--no bends or cracks.
    • Air lines and electrical wiring--secured against snagging, rubbing, wearing.
    • Spare tire carrier or rack not damaged (if so equipped).
    • Spare tire and/or wheel securely mounted in rack.
    • Spare tire and wheel adequate (proper size, properly inflated).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Right Side

    Front
    Condition of front axle.
    Condition of steering system.
    No loose, worn, bent, damaged or missing parts.
    Must grab steering mechanism to test for looseness.
    Condition of windshield.
    Check for damage and clean if dirty.
    Check windshield wiper arms for proper spring tension.
    Check wiper blades for damage, "stiff" rubber, and securement.
    Lights and reflectors.
    Parking, clearance, and identification lights clean, operating, and proper color (amber at front).
    Reflectors clean and proper color (amber at front).
    Right front turn signal light clean, operating, and proper color (amber or white on signals facing forward).

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  • 18. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. When inspecting wheel bearing seals it is important to look for _______?

    Correct Answer
    leaking
    LEAKING
    Leaking
    Explanation
    When inspecting wheel bearing seals, it is important to look for any signs of leaking. This can indicate that the seals are damaged or worn out, which can lead to lubricant leakage and potential damage to the wheel bearings. By checking for leaking, it allows for early detection of any issues with the seals and allows for necessary repairs or replacements to be made to ensure the proper functioning of the wheel bearings.

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  • 19. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. How many red reflective triangles should you carry?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    According to Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection, it is required to carry three red reflective triangles. These triangles are used to warn other drivers in case of a breakdown or emergency situation on the road. They should be placed at a sufficient distance behind the vehicle to provide ample warning to approaching drivers.

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  • 20. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. If the vehicle has hydraulic brakes you must test them by pumping the break pedal _____ times. Then apply firm pressure to the pedal and hold for ____ seconds. The pedal should not move, if it does, there may be a leak or other problem.

    • A.

      5,3

    • B.

      8,5

    • C.

      5,10

    • D.

      3,5

    Correct Answer
    D. 3,5
    Explanation
    If the vehicle has hydraulic brakes, you must test them by pumping the brake pedal 3 times. Then apply firm pressure to the pedal and hold for 5 seconds. The pedal should not move, if it does, there may be a leak or other problem.

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  • 21. 

    Subsection 2.1 - Vehicle Inspection: Q. What is the main reason for putting the starter switch key in your pocket during the pre-trip inspection?

    • A.

      So that you won't misplace it.

    • B.

      You know the engine is off.

    • C.

      To minimize chances of being a victim of a hi-jacker or theif.

    • D.

      To unlock side compartments and supplemental battery storage during an inspection.

    • E.

      A starter switch key can double as a gauge when checking tires for proper tread depth in your tires.

    Correct Answer
    B. You know the engine is off.
    Explanation
    The main reason for putting the starter switch key in your pocket during the pre-trip inspection is to ensure that you know the engine is off. This is important because it helps prevent any accidental starting of the vehicle during the inspection process. By keeping the key in your pocket, you can be certain that the engine is not running and it is safe to proceed with the inspection.

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