Commercial drivers in PEI, Canada are required to adhere to a variety of traffic rules to ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.


PEI Commercial Driver Licence - Quiz 1

How does the operator of the tractor trailer determine that the air lines are hooked up in the proper order?

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When should the wheel chocks be removed from the tractor trailer?

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What is the age requirement for the operation of a school bus under the Class II licence?

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What is the best way to ensure that the 5th wheel throat is in direct line with the kingpin under the front of the trailer?

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In the pre-operating inspection of a Class II vehicle, what is the final step in the in cab inspection?

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What is the first step in a Class III uncoupling procedure?

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During the pre-operating inspection for a Class I, what is necessary to check under the engine/hood before driving?

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Which step in the uncoupling procedure for a Class III vehicle comes after the 5th wheel locks have been locked to an 'open position'?

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Which three security and exit components must be checked in the cab of the vehicle during the Class III pre-operating inspection?

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Before operating a Class II vehicle on the road, which two brake systems need to be checked for good working order?

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Why is it necessary to check behind the trailer and remove any obstacles after the wheel chock blocks have been put in place?

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In what order should the air lines and light cord be connected?

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What is the minimum age requirement for obtaining the Class I Driver's Licence?

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Where should the operator of the tractor trailer stand when checking and adjusting the height of the trailer?

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When preparing the truck and trailer during the pre-operating inspection, the valve stem cap should be positioned at what angle?

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When should the hand control valve be released during the coupling procedure in a Class I coupling procedure?

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What is the final step a driver must perform when disconnecting the tractor from the trailer during the uncoupling procedure in a Class I vehicle?

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What device should be engaged in a Class III vehicle while testing the coupling of the 5th wheel jaw and kingpin or goose neck hitch and ball?

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What is the first step a driver must perform during the uncoupling procedure in a Class I vehicle?

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How long must a person have their driver's licence before they are allowed to upgrade to a Class II?

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What general method of inspection is required around the vehicle before each and every time a driver takes the truck out for a days work?

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What brake should be applied after the operator has tested the coupling of the 5th wheel jaws and the kingpin?

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After applying the parking brake for the uncoupling procedure, the next step is to check the ground around the vehicle. What type of footing is most undesirable for uncoupling?

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What is the minimum age requirement for a Class III driver's licence?

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What is the minimum air break pressure the trailer should be secured at during the coupling procedure?

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How do you test the coupling of the 5th wheel and the kingpin once the jaw has locked in place?

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Which type of brakes need to be checked before operating the tractor trailer?

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What vehicle must be used during a Class III road test?

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After removing the wheel chocks in the Class III coupling procedure, which connection does the operator ensure is continually working?

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If a vehicle is registered as a bus how often must it be inspected?

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One important regulation for commercial drivers is the use of seatbelts at all times while operating the vehicle. Additionally, they must obey posted speed limits and traffic signals and are required to maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles. Commercial drivers are also prohibited from using electronic devices while behind the wheel. In order to obtain a commercial driver’s license in PEI, drivers must demonstrate their knowledge of these traffic rules in a written exam and in a practical driving test. Failure to follow these regulations can result in penalties and even the suspension or revocation of their commercial driver’s license. By following these rules and regulations, commercial drivers contribute to the safety of the PEI roadways for all motorists.

Before learning to drive a Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 or Class 4 vehicle, you must get authorized instruction in the class of vehicle you want to be licensed in. All applicants holding or receiving a Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 driver’s license must provide a satisfactory medical report upon initial application and on a regular cycle. You must take a written commercial and sign test and a vision test. You will also require an air brake endorsement for those vehicles equipped with air brakes.

To successfully prepare, consider utilizing these exams and the official PEI Driver’s Manual to your advantage. The more knowledge you can attain, the better it will be for you once you decide to return to the SNB office to take the air brake licence written knowledge test.