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Truck Driver Licence Practice Test
1) Which of these is the only one exempt from hours of service regulations?
 Commercial motor vehicles leased for no longer than 30 days by an individual
2) When must you stop at a truck inspection station in Ontario?
 Anytime it is open
3) Which of these colors usually indicates that a brake line is the supply or emergency line?
 Red
4) If you refuse to have your vehicle weighed when requested, you can be fined up to...?
 $20,000
5) The maximum height for any vehicle on Ontario's roads, including load, is...?
 4.15 m
6) In a normal driving day, you're not permitted to drive more than how many hours?
 13
7) What is the most common reason for commercial vehicles being taken out of service?
 Out of adjustment air brakes
8) Is a vehicle is found to have critical defects under Ontario Regulation 512/97 three times
within a two-year period, it will be impounded for how long?
 60 days
9) If you wish to drive a motor vehicle equipped with air brakes, in addition to the
appropriate licence you also need what endorsement on it?
 Z
10) Which of these licences allows you to drive any regular bus in Ontario?
 Class C
11) On combination tractor and trailers, the daily inspection of the couplings must include...?
 Fully separating the tractor and trailer
12) A coupling is not secure if, between the upper plate and the fifth wheel, you can see...?
 Any gap
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13) Operators are responsible for having each of their vehicles and trailers officially inspected
at what intervals?
 Once a year
14) Which of these is the only activity not defined as being on duty time for the purposes of
hours of service?
 Time spent in a sleeper berth
15) How old must you be to apply for a truck driver's licence in Ontario?
 18
16) Your load should be marked by a red flag during the daytime and a red light when lights
are required if it overhangs the rear of your vehicle by more than what distance?
 1.5 m
17) If a vehicle being inspected has a major defect as noted on the Schedule 1 checklist, the
driver must...?
 Stop driving it immediately
18) What is the maximum permitted width for commercial motor vehicles on Ontario's roads?
 2.6 m
19) Driving a vehicle with critical defects as defined by Ontario Regulation 512/97 can result
in a fine of up to...?
 $20,000
20) In a normal driving day, you must be off duty for at least how many hours?
 10
21) When making a long trip, you are required to complete a vehicle inspection every...?
 24 hours
22) Which of these colors usually indicates that a brake line is the service line?
 Blue
23) To test that the hookup of tractor and trailer is solid, you should perform the maneuver
known as "hitting the pin." This involves...?
 Reversing then going forward
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24) In order to be allowed to drive all types of tractor/trailer combination in Ontario, what
class of licence do you need?
 Class A
25) Safety defects, whether major or minor, must be reported to the operator...?
 As soon as possible
26) Ensuring a vehicle is fit for highway use is the responsibility of...?
 The owner and the driver
27) Which of these is the only one that is not part of the circle check which must be part of
your daily routine?
 CB radio
28) You must carry a daily log of your driving activities unless you are operating within what
radius of your start and finish point?
 160 km
29) If a vehicle is found to have a critical defect, as defined by Ontario Regulation 512/97, it
will be impounded, for a first offence, for how long?
 15 days
30) All motor vehicles with a gross vehicle rating of more than 4500 kg must have how much
tread depth on the front tires?
 3 mm
31) You approach a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. You cannot see anyone in the crosswalk.
You should?
 Stop behind the vehicle
32) You should not operate a vehicle's differential lock when?
 The wheels are spinning
33) The term gross weight is best defined as?
 The combined weight of the vehicle and load
34) How many hours of off duty time must a driver have in one day?
 10
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35) How many mile radius may a driver operate and be exempt from carrying a daily log?
 160-km
36) Inspections may be done on a highway at?
 Anytime
37) What is the maximum number of hours that you are allowed to drive in a 24-hour period?
 13
38) Electronic reports and schedules are?
 Permitted
39) A driver should be prepared to stop for a school bus at what time?
 Any time
40) Regardless of what direction you are approaching a school bus from, you must stop?
 When it is operating is alternating red lights
41) At vehicle inspection stations, axles are inspected for?
 Spacing
42) When applying your brakes under normal conditions, how should you use the brake
 Apply steady pressure at the beginning of the stop, then ease as the vehicle
43) If you fail or refuse to proceed to a weigh station, your license may be suspended for?
 30 days
44) What must be done to major defects before you operate a vehicle again?
 The defects must be repaired
45) What must a driver receive from their current employer regarding the transport of
dangerous goods?
46) What endorsement is required to operate any air brake equipped motor vehicle?
 Z
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47) Wheels and tires must be installed by a?
 Qualified installer
48) A person interested in a career driving commercial vehicles should?
 Enroll in training at a properly certified and accredited driver training institution
49) If marked, a driver must stop at what before moving?
 A painted stop line
50) There are several classes of dangerous goods ranging from corrosives to hazardous
materials. How many classes of dangerous goods are there?
 Nine
51) A driver is required to inspect his or her vehicle every?
 24 hours
52) Owners must have a licensed motor-vehicle inspector inspect each vehicle and trailer
 Year
53) If a truck inspection station is open, trucks must?
 Enter and stop for inspection
54) Driving a motor vehicle on a roadway is a?
 Privilege
55) Drivers are expected to demonstrate?
 Safe driving practices
56) A daily log must document how many previous days?
 Fourteen
57) Which of the following are daily log requirements?
The odometer reading at the start of the day
Driver's Name
The cycle the driver is following
 All of the following
58) How far back from a stationary school bus should drivers stop?
 20 metres away
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59) Once your vehicle is underway you should check your brakes within?
 15 metres
60) Before descending a grade, a driver should?
 Make a gear selection
61) If you are 21 years of age and under, what is the legal alcohol limit?
 0.00
62) If you are caught in a whiteout, your lights should be?
 Fully turned on and on low beam
63) Drivers who feel drowsy should?
 Avoid driving
64) A motorcycle's size makes it appear?
 Farther away and moving slower
65) Bluffing is best described as?
 Improper driving that may cause a hazard
66) If you hit a deer or moose you should?
 Report it to the local police or Ministry of Natural Resources
67) When at a four-way stop, two vehicles come to a stop at the same time. Which vehicle must
 The vehicle to left must yield to the vehicle to the right
68) All of the following are illegal to do with your license except?
 Provide it to a police officer upon request
69) Class D fire extinguishers are best suited for what type of fires?
 Burning metals
70) People using motorized wheelchairs or medical scooters should be treated as?
 Pedestrians
71) Failing to stop for a police officer can result in how many demerit points?
 Seven
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72) Under the demerit system, at six points you may be?
 Informed about your record and asked to improve your driving skills
73) What roadway sign is best described as having five sides and is florescent yellow/green?
 A school zone sign
74) Viewing a display screen such as a laptop is?
 Prohibited while driving
75) Even if your blood alcohol concentration is below the presumed limit you still can?
 Be charged with impaired driving
76) Criminal code violation convictions stay on your driving record for a minimum of how many
 Ten years
77) If you are driving in a snow storm and see flashing blue lights ahead of you, you should?
 Slow down and be aware of a snow plow ahead
78) A circle check is best described as?
 A systematic check for vehicle roadworthiness
79) In Canada, it is a ________ offense to drive while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs?
 Criminal
80) If you fail or refuse to give a breath, blood, oral fluid, or urine sample when asked by the
police, the following action can be taken against your license?
 Suspension for 90 days
81) Drivers under the age of 65 with a class A, B, C, E, or F license must pass a vision and
knowledge test every?
 Five years
82) When your license is suspended you may?
 Not drive at any time
83) Class A fire extinguishers are useful for all of the following types of fire except?
 Gasoline
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84) When passing a bicyclist, you should allow how much space between you and the bike?
 1 metre
85) By law you must report any collisions to police when?
 There are injuries or damage to vehicle or property exceeding $2,000
86) Upon changing your name or address you must notify the Ministry of Transportation
 Six days
87) If you are in a situation where you feel threatened by another driver, you should do all of
the following except?
 Make eye contact and gesture the other driver
88) What is the presumed unlawful limit for blood alcohol concentration in Ontario?
 0.08
89) If your vehicle begins to skid, control it by?
 Easing off the accelerator or brake
90) When driving at night and faced with glare, you should?
 Slow down and avoid staring directly into approaching lights
91) Back-up alarm devices?
 Do not relieve the driver of responsibility when backing
92) While approaching an intersection you notice a pedestrian with a white cane. You should?
 Slow down, this may be a person with a visual disability
93) Drivers must operate in a cycle. What are the two cycles available to drivers?
 A seven or fourteen day cycle
94) What class of license is required to drive a school bus?
 A class B license
95) If you get stuck on a railway crossing you should?
 Get out of and away from the vehicle
96) Tired drivers can be compared to?
 Impaired drivers
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97) To avoid road rage situations you should drive in a?
 Safe and courteous manner
98) Techniques to decrease fuel consumption include?
Managing your speed
Controlling idling
Using good starting procedures
All of the below
99) You should use your low beam head lights within how many metres of oncoming traffic?
 150
100) When can you adjust your own air brakes?
 You are a certified mechanic or have passed an air brake adjustment course
101) Police vehicles are often recognizable due to their?
 Red and blue lights
102) If you find yourself in fog that is to dense to continue your trip, you should?
 Pull completely off the road
103) A daily log must contain?
The cycle you are following
Driver’s name
All of these
104) School bus arm signs have what colour flashing lights?
 Red
105) Cigarettes can be disposed by?
 Being butted in ashtrays
106) What class of license is required to drive any tractor-trailer combination?
 Class A license
107) How many off duty hours must a driver have during a day?
 10
108) Being aware of following traffic and staying to the right to allow them to pass is?
 A good safety practice
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109) During an emergency, emergency warning devices are required?
 Day and night
110) Who is responsible for the weight of shipment?
 Drivers, operators, and shippers
111) The maximum allowable height for a vehicle is?
 4.15 m
112) Over-braking in some circumstances can cause?
 Skidding or jackknifing
113) Overheated brakes are?
 Dangerously inefficient
114) Generally, asphalt in the winter should look?
 Grayish white
115) A vehicle that is damaged, but can be repaired or rebuilt would be branded as a?
 Salvaged vehicle
116) School busses in Ontario are what colour?
 Yellow
117) If you are required to have an ignition interlock device, and you are caught driving
without one, your vehicle may?
 Be impounded for seven days
118) Every commercial vehicle must be equipped with?
 Portable reflectors
119) If someone else's driving annoys you, trying to educate them is?
 Not a good idea and could be dangerous
120) With more rain, tires?
 Make less contact with the road
121) What foot should drivers use to operate the brake pedal?
 Their right foot
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122) At an intersection without a crosswalk or painted stop, drivers should stop at?
 The edge of the sidewalk
123) Slow moving vehicles, marked with a placard will generally be traveling at?
 40km/h or less
124) A sign with an activity in a green circle means you?
 May or must do the activity shown in the circle
125) A truck should never be loaded beyond?
 Its licensed capacity
126) Drivers of the following vehicles are exempt from hours-of-service regulations?
Motor homes
Mobile cranes
Tow trucks
All of the following
127) A pedestrian facing a steady or flashing hand should?
 Not begin to cross the road
128) Another term for a crosswalk is?
 Pedestrian crossover
129) A no standing sign means you cannot?
 Stop and leave your vehicle
130) Seatbelts should be worn?
 At all times
131) Electronic reports and schedules are?
 Permitted
132) Compared to a normal car, a tractor-trailer requires how much more stopping distance?
 Twice as much
133) Compared to a four-wheel vehicle how much space does an 18-wheeler need to stop?
 Twice as much
134) When compared to a passenger car, turning a large vehicle?
 Requires more care and knowledge
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135) Road flares should not be placed closely to a?
 Gasoline leak
136) What must a driver carry when transporting dangerous goods?
 A certificate issued by the employer
137) A vehicle's rear wheels do not?
 Pivot
138) Driving over a median strip is?
 Prohibited
139) If there is no fire, danger of explosion, or other hazards, injured people in a collision
should be?
 Left where they are until medical help arrives
140) An applicant for a class A or D driver's license must?
 Be at least 18
141) When you come to a flashing red traffic light, you?
 Must come to a complete stop and proceed only when safe
142) HOV stands for?
 High occupancy vehicle
143) A solid line to the left of your lane means?
 It is unsafe to pass
144) St. John Ambulance recommends all drivers carry a?
 First-aid kit
145) A flashing yellow beacon above an intersection?
 Warns you to drive with caution
146) While backing a semi-tractor, back so that the fifth wheel slot is in line with?
 The trailer kingpin
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147) Which of the following can cause difficulty with your vehicle's clearance?
Road condition
 All of the below
148) A truck over how many tonnes must have a valid 407 transponder to use ETR?
 5
149) If you operate a motor vehicle equipped with an engine brake, you should be aware of?
 Municipalities' road signs regulating engine brake use
150) A broken yellow line to the left of your lane left means?
 It is safe to pass when it is clear
151) As part of a road test you will be expected to?
Start the engine
Check the suspension and frame
Clean the glass and mirrors
All of the following
152) Commercial motor vehicles are restricted in width to a limit of:
 2.6 metres
153) A ____ air brake endorsement is required on a driver's licence to operate any air brake
equipped motor vehicle.
 Z
154) Operators are responsible for having each of their vehicles and trailers inspected _________
by a licensed motor-vehicle inspection mechanic:
 Each year
155) What information the Ontario mandated CVOR records contains?
 Safety rating, violations, convictions and all inspections
156) An applicant for a class A or D driver's licence must:
 Be at least 18 years of age
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157) The Highway Traffic Act states that any load overhanging the rear of a vehicle by_________
or more should be marked by a red light when lights are required.
 1.5 metres
158) If a driver is not required to keep a daily log, the operator shall keep a record for the day
Location where the driver starts and ends the day
Driver's name
All of these
159) What level inspection must be done before a driver leaves for the day:
 Level 1
160) What is Gross weight?
 The combined weight of vehicle and load
161) CVOR stands for:
 Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration
162) For the Ontario road test you must provide which of the following?
 A tractor trailer combination with three or more axles, equipment with air brakes
for the road test
163) When a commercial driver turns 65 in Ontario, medical reports are due how often?
 Annually
164) How often is the driver required to inspect his vehicle?
 Every 24 hours
165) Carriers in each province must carry:
 Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC)
166) What is the most frequent reason vehicles are removed from service by mechanics or
 Air brakes
167) Single Motor Farm Vehicles:
 Do not require a Q brake endorsement
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168) Class A allowed to drive
 A tractor trailer, Class D and G
169) Tread depth on the rear tire must not be less than:
 1.5 millimeters
170) NSC Carriers are monitored by:
 Each jurisdiction
171) Shift into a lower gear when going down long, steep hills.
 True
172) __________ are designed to work when you are parking your vehicle or in an emergency
when your service brakes fail.
 Spring brakes
173) Vehicle impoundments apply regardless of whether the vehicle is:
Rented or leased
Borrowed from a friend or family member
Used for business or employment purposes
 All answers are correct
174) A driver is required to complete a vehicle inspection every ________ period and monitor the
vehicle's condition throughout the trip.
 24-hour
175) A driver cannot drive more than ___ hours in a day.
 13
176) A daily log may be:
Computer generated
Made by means of a recording device
All of these
177) Who may perform truck inspections:
 Police or ministry enforcement staff
178) To learn to drive commercial vehicles in Ontario you must have which of the following?
 A Class G or higher
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179) You should not activate the differential lock when the wheels are actually spinning.
 True
180) If you are caught driving while your licence is suspended for a Criminal Code offence, the
vehicle you are driving will be impounded for a minimum of ___ days.
 45
181) Tire tread should measure in:
 Two adjacent grooves
182) Load securement is the responsibility of:
 Driver
183) Should the air-pressure device become activated what should you do?
 Stop immediately in the safest place
184) Ontario clearance limits for underpasses are:
 4.15 metres
185) You cannot adjust your own air brakes unless you have either completed an approved air
brake adjustment course or you are a certified mechanic.
 True
186) Drivers may not drive more than_______ hours following an eight hour break
 13
187) Should your vehicle start jackknifing what should be done?
 Apply trailer brakes only
188) How many alcohol occurrences happen before drivers receive an ignition interlock device?
 Three
189) Fanning the brakes help assist in what situations?
 Slippery situations
190) If you are required to get into the other lane to make turns, whose responsibility is it to
maintain safety?
 The driver's
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191) Fines for failure to adhere to bus stopping procedures may result in:
 Large fines
192) Differential Lock should never be engaged when:
 Wheels are spinning
193) When making turns in commercial vehicles, do front and rear wheels turn the same?
 No
194) If the tractor is jackknifing (if the tractor rear wheels slide sideways)
 Apply the trailer brakes only
195) When a bus begins to leave the bus bay, to their left, what must you do?
 Allow them to enter first
196) If you hit a deer or moose:
 Report it to the local police service or the Ministry of Natural Resources
197) Failure to yield for bus stops can result in how many demerits being taken from your
 Six
198) ABS stands for:
 Anti-lock Braking Systems
199) If you are unable to keep speed with the traffic what should be done?
 Activate hazard lights
200) Drivers who register a blood alcohol concentration in the warn range of _________ pose an
immediate danger to themselves and other road users.
 0.05 to 0.08
201) Commercial vehicles must maintain a distance of ____ between themselves and other
 60 metres
202) A broken line on the highway signifies what?
 Pass when clear
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203) Should you see blue or red emergency lights what should you do?
 Move as far to the right as possible
204) 'Drive clean' program deals with which of the following?
 Exhausts emissions
205) Cross railway or streetcar tracks at a ___ angle.
 90°
206) What happens with a 15 point demerit?
 Licence are surrendered up to 30 days
207) Community Safety Zones indicate a special risk to whom?
 Pedestrians
208) Should a train be coming how far should you stop from the track?
 5 metres
209) Fanning reduces air pressure and serves no useful purpose on dry pavement:
 True
210) What is the maximum trailer length?
 16.15 metres (53 feet) and as long as the trailer and tractor meet special
211) Semi-trailers are limited to which of the following lengths?
 14.65 metres (48 feet) or 16.2 metres (53 feet) if the trailer meets special
212) What is the maximum number of hours a commercial vehicle driver can be on-duty after
a period of 14 consecutive days?
 120 hours
213) In a rear tire of a motor vehicle, the tread measured in two adjacent tread grooves must
not be less than
 1.5 mm (0.06 inches)
214) How often is a circle check required to be performed?
 Every 24 hours
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215) Including loading times, waiting, and driving, how long can a driver be on-duty?
 14 hours
216) In a period of 7 consecutive days, what is the maximum number of hours a commercial
vehicle driver can be on-duty?
 70 hours
217) Unless you have a special permit, no vehicle, including loads, shall exceed a height greater
than __________ while driving on a highway.
 4.15 metres (13.6 feet)
218) Who is considered the 'operator' under the Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration
(CVOR) system?
 A person or company that is responsible for the operation of the commercial motor
219) Which of the following are considered to be 'on-duty' activities?
Loading and unloading
Driving and inspecting
Cleaning and repairing
All of these answers
220) When should you have your vehicle lights turned on?
 While driving at night.
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