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BC Commercial Driver Licence - Quiz 3

You drive a commercial passenger vehicle, and, as you performed your vehicle inspection this morning, you discovered one of the door latches and locks on a passenger door was not functioning properly. Because this defect or deficiency could make the vehicle unsafe, what must you do?
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Question 1 of 30

Commercial vehicles with a licensed gross vehicle weight of more than what amount must report to a scale to be weighed and inspected whenever a sign, a police officer or an authorized person directs them?
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Question 2 of 30

At least one (1) fire extinguisher must be carried on each of the following: limited passenger vehicles that have an authorized seating capacity of more than 10, all public passenger vehicles, and all school buses. What type of vehicle must carry at least two (2) fire extinguishers?
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Question 3 of 30

School buses are equipped with alternating flashing red lights, swing-out stop signs and may also have flashing amber lights which are displayed with the flashing red lights. Which should you use to alert other drivers whenever your passengers are crossing the road?
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Question 4 of 30

To promote fuel efficiency, you should let a large vehicle's engine warm up for only three (3) to five (5) minutes when temperatures are above freezing. How long should the engine warm up if the temperature is below 0° C?
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Question 5 of 30

Which passenger vehicles must be equipped with an emergency exit door or emergency windows?
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Question 6 of 30

How often must the floor of a school be washed with disinfectant solution?
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Question 7 of 30

When driving a passenger vehicle and letting passengers on or off on the highway, you should signal to warn traffic that you are stopping, then stop in a location that allows other drivers to see your vehicle from at least what distance in front and behind?
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Question 8 of 30

You have just pulled into a truck stop and you expect to be there only a few minutes. Which of the following is the best practice?
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Question 9 of 30

As a commercial bus driver, you may refuse to transport passengers if they are acting in a disorderly manner or being offensive to other passengers. What, however, must you ensure if you refuse to continue transporting such persons?
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Question 10 of 30

When must you use chains or metal cables that are equal in strength to the coupling device to connect a towing and towed vehicle?
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Question 11 of 30

The extremities of all oversize vehicles or loads must be marked with red flags that are at least 30 cm by 30 cm in size, and, for night travel, what else?
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Question 12 of 30

Which of the following shifting practices reduces engine wear, decreases noise, and saves fuel?
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Question 13 of 30

You are driving a dump truck that is hauling a load of wood chips. These cannot be contained by sideboards or tiedowns, and the wood chips are likely to blow from the top of the vehicle. What must you do?
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Question 14 of 30

When backing up a tractor with a semi-trailer, you should first turn your steering wheel to the direction that's opposite to where you want the trailer to go. Then, as soon as the trailer begins to turn, which of the following should you do?
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Question 15 of 30

What is the rule about passengers standing on a commercial bus?
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Question 16 of 30

If your trailer whips or swerves, which of the following should you do?
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Question 17 of 30

Which of the following is a correct placement of a concentrated load on a single-unit truck?
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Question 18 of 30

What is dunnage?
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Question 19 of 30

While you are driving a city bus, a passenger comes forward and asks you if you have change for a dollar. What should you do?
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Question 20 of 30

You are a commercial bus driver, driving a city bus route. What is your most important concern?
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Question 21 of 30

Are passengers allowed to stand while a school bus is moving?
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Question 22 of 30

What two (2) actions should you take as a bus driver before you leave a curb?
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Question 23 of 30

You are driving a single unit truck and you are approaching a bridge which bears a sign indicating the maximum allowable weight on the bridge. Which of the following should you use to determine whether your vehicle is allowed to cross the bridge?
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Question 24 of 30

The working load limit of tiedowns must be what per cent of cargo weight in order to secure the cargo?
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Question 25 of 30

70.Which of the following is a rough guide for the use of tiedowns?
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Question 26 of 30

Why is it important to spread out the cargo of a trailer and keep it as close to the trailer deck as possible?
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Question 27 of 30

When passengers are loading and unloading from your school bus, how much road must you have left available on either side of the bus, and from how far away must other drivers be able to see the bus?
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Question 28 of 30

Which of the following are the maximum allowable height and the maximum allowable width (including its load) of a commercial vehicle unless it has an oversize load permit?
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Question 29 of 30

You are coupling a tractor and trailer using a fifth wheel. When should you connect air lines?
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Question 30 of 30


 

It is recommended that you take a practice test before you take the actual written test. Please note, however, that this is not the actual test, and you will not receive your license if you pass this sample practice test. If you’re getting your commercial licence, you've come to the right place.


Remember, our tests are similar to the official BC professional drivers test that you will have to take and pass in order to attain your commercial driver licence, as there is no practice test that can be the exact same as the official test, as they tend to change often, but nonetheless, by practicing with them in conjunction with your “driving commercial vehicles – a guide for professional drivers” handbook, you will be well on your way to attaining your CDL in a short period of time.