Class B Permit Practice Test 1
To operate certain commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the United States, a driver must possess a valid commercial driver's license (CDL). The CDLs may vary in scope giving rise to different classes. One such class is the Class B CDL.
Obtaining and holding a Class B license lets you operate a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or more or any such vehicle towing another vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not exceeding 10,000 pounds.
Some examples of these vehicles include:
- Straight trucks
- Large passenger buses like tourist buses, city buses, and school buses
- Segmented buses
- Box trucks like delivery trucks and furniture trucks
- Dump trucks with small trailers
If driving any of these vehicles has ever crossed your mind, you should be getting ready to apply for and obtain your Class B license. The market for Class B vehicles is somewhat competitive, and starting early can give you an upper hand.
You will be required to take a series of tests and training to obtain this license, and it all starts with a written general knowledge test. This test examines your knowledge of trucking laws, traffic signs, signals, speed limits, and elementary commercial vehicle safety to develop a safer driver in you.
You will hardly pass the test without proper preparation. To ensure you pass on your very first try, we have put together a free Knowledge Practice Test containing authentic material based on the CDL handbook. Our tests are good for providing insight into the areas of knowledge which will appear on the actual test.
Where do I start?
As you begin your career on the road, you should start from a place of understanding. Knowing what you are getting yourself into is what shapes your success story.
So, before jumping into the DMV test for your Class B CDL, take some time practicing with our free practice tests. Our Practice tests will paint an accurate picture of what the DMV expects from you and ensure you can pass with confidence.
What you need to know before you start
Operating a commercial vehicle demands a lot more skill from you than driving a regular car, van, or truck. That's why obtaining a Class B license is mandatory for such drivers.
Depending on how fast you want to scale your driving career, you should always seek additional endorsements to open yourself up to more load-carrying options and more vehicle types. As you do that, avoid CDL restrictions as much as possible.
You can achieve this at the test level by completing and passing your air brakes knowledge test, pre-trip inspection test, as well as the skills test. Failing the air brakes test earns you a CDL restriction that prohibits you from operating a vehicle with full air brakes.
What's on Class B Knowledge Test
On the final examination day at the DMV, you can expect a test comprising 50 multiple-choice questions. You must answer at least 40 of these questions correctly to obtain the 80% passing score.
Who Should Take this Practice Test
The test is ideal for first-time Class B CDL applicants, existing Class B CDL holders seeking additional endorsements, as well as Class B CDL renewal applicants.
Requirements to Take the Class B Knowledge Test
The test requires you to:
- Be at least 21 years
- Pass the eye exam
- Provide some identification proof
- Show evidence of lawful presence in the US
- Pay the applicable fees