Class B Permit Practice Test 2
Are you pursuing a Class B license? If yes, are you aware of the training, knowledge, and vehicle specification required for this license classification? Not sure? Don't worry because we are here to enlighten you.
The first thing you need to do is decide the type of vehicle you wish to drive. That means the gross weight of the vehicle and that of the load you will be towing. Possessing this knowledge makes your life a whole lot easier. You can anticipate DMV questions during your final test and better handle your training.
Generally, a Class B license means you will mostly be dealing with vehicles without a trailer. By earning proper endorsements on your CDL, you can operate a wide variety of commercial vehicles, including dump trucks, straight trucks, buses, cement mixers, and delivery trucks. Correct endorsements on a Class B CDL also permit you to operate vehicles under the Class C CDL, such as HazMat vehicles and small trucks. The price you pay for these endorsements is taking additional knowledge and skills tests that you must pass.
You can begin your practice for the written knowledge test online for free. Our Knowledge Practice Test gives you an overarching perspective into the DMV's expectations before handing you the CDL. The best part is that you are allowed to practice as many times as possible. This means that you will refine your trucking knowledge adequately and help you pass the actual test.
What is the training for a Class B CDL?
Training for a Class B CDL combines both theoretical and practical dimensions. The theoretical part happens in a classroom setup whereas the practical one happens behind the wheel. Either way, you must be adequately prepared for what's to come.
Depending on your training program, you will be exposed to general trucking knowledge, vehicle maneuvering, preparing trip reports, and test driving. The training may also extend to vehicle inspection, cargo transportation, railroad crossing, and general vehicle knowledge.
What are CDL endorsements?
CDL endorsements are mandated for driving certain commercial vehicles or transporting certain types of cargo. CMV drivers must pass certain tests first before earning the endorsements. Some of the vehicles that require an endorsement to operate include:
- School buses
- Double or triple tractor-trailers
- Passenger vehicles transporting 16 or more passengers
- Vehicles carrying hazardous materials
- Tanker vehicles
CDL endorsements present you with more opportunities to haul more load varieties in different vehicle types.
What does a Class B driver do?
A Class B driver can work multiple jobs, ranging from being a public transit bus driver, school bus driver, straight truck driver, dump truck driver, to a segmented truck driver. They are also open to working as mail carriers, delivery truck drivers, dispatchers, truck driving instructors, or repair vehicle operators.
All these jobs come with competitive perks and can provide a great place to start your trucking career effectively. The more experience you build in the process, the better your chances of augmenting your reputation and prowess in the trucking industry.
Ready to get started? Begin by passing your DMV's written test via our free Knowledge Practice Test.