Crist CDL’s Hot Shot Trucking Owner Operator Online Testing Center is a CDL Practice Testing area designed to help you learn the material covered on the real CDL written test, and it gives you a great chance to test your knowledge in real test form. The information can be found in your State booklet, and can differ from our test. So if the information does differ please use the answer provided by your State booklet.
The Federal Government made up the guidelines for the CDL program, and then distributed themthroughout the States, and from the Government guidelines the State would make up their test.So our test can be very similar to actual test found in your State. Some States decided to use the True and False testing method, and others decided on the Multiple Choice testingmethod, but all guidelines came from the Federal Government.
All of our tests are not the same; we have over 410 practice CDL questions that could appear on your exam,and we broke these 410 questions down in to several tests. So just a little warning don’t take one test and expect the others to have the same information. We have a total of 165 GeneralKnowledge test questions, broken down into eleven tests with fifteen questions each.
So please pick a test from the menu on the left, and…
Hazardous Material CDL
Doubles Triples CDL
You need to take the Air Brakes test if you plan on driving a truck or bus equipped with air brakes. The test covers parts of both dual and single air brake systems, including when they are used, normal and abnormal findings, and troubleshooting. The Air Brakes test is unique because, unlike the endorsement tests, passing does not earn you a positive mark on your license. Rather, if you fail the test or do not take the skills test in a vehicle that uses air brakes, your license will be marked with an air brakes restriction. This section has a road test component that must be passed in addition to the written portion.
If you want to drive combination or Class A vehicles―including straight trucks and trailers, doubles and triples, and tractor-trailers―then you have to take the Combination Vehicles test. The test covers the driving and inspection of different combinations, as well as coupling and uncoupling.
To drive a tractor with two or three trailers, you must pass the doubles/triples test and have a Class A license. This endorsement measures your knowledge of coupling and uncoupling, the inspection and pulling of double/triple trailers, as well as checking of air brakes.
To attain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you must take and pass the General Knowledge section of the CDL test. This section covers general safety and cargo transportation rules associated with driving a commercial motor vehicle.
If you aim to drive a vehicle that hauls hazardous wastes or substances, you must take and pass the Hazardous Materials test. Hazardous materials can include gases, solids, explosives, flammable and combustible liquids, and other materials. Because of the health and safety threat these items pose, their handling is heavily regulated by the government. As these rules and regulations are subject to change, you must be retrained and retested on the material every two years to keep this endorsement current. To help you prepare for this test, the Hazardous Materials practice test on this site covers items that measure your knowledge of proper communication, driver responsibilities, driving and parking rules, loading and unloading, regulations, and emergency situations.
Please note: Certain specific regulations, such as limits for transporting a particular substance, may vary between states. Please consult your state’s CDL manual as the final authority for the figures in these regulations.
If you wish to drive a vehicle that transports eight or more for hire (such as a bus or limo), you must take and pass the Passenger Transport test. To help you prepare for this test, the Passenger Transport section in this practice test covers bus safety and inspection rules. In addition to the written test, this endorsement also has a road test component you must pass.
Take and pass the Tanker test if you will be driving a truck that carries liquids or liquid gas in excess of 1,000 gallons or more. The Tanker test covers topics such as tanker truck inspections and proper driving procedures.
MC Authority July 21st, 2016
Posted In: Owner Operator
When you decide to go the owner operator route there will be alot of questions you will have.
When of the top questions is about owner operator jobs. You have to understand that there are two major categories of jobs for truck drivers. In category one the truck driver owns (or leases) the truck and possibly the trailer and in category two the truck driver does not own (or lease) any truck or trailer.
Owner operator trucking jobs are just as common as company driver jobs.
The owner owner operator pay is about 20% more than an employed company driver. This is after all expenses have been paid and the salary is taken by the owner operator driver.
One misconception is that the OO makes twice as much as a company driver, this is not actually true.
One intersting fact is that owner operator salary can be more enhanced by the fact that the person owns all of the equipment and can sell it. In other words the OO has assets that can be liquidated. The majority of OO haul truckload (TL) quantities and majority do not do less than truck load (LTL).
To look for owner operator jobs in Texas or owner operator jobs in NJ it still true the he internet remains one of the most valuable resources for an owner operator trucking job search.
Not only will the internet help you to find local truck driving or owner operator job, more importantly the over the road truck driver can find trucking jobs in throughout the country. Trucking jobs are available form West Coast California to East Coast Jersey City?
You may find a local company hiring in your area. This way you can get a local route and be home at night. Understand that certain companies or routes are in higher demand than others companies or routes. So be open for any potential trucking company employers. Owner operator income is higher than company driver income.
Here is an owner operator contracts Lease Agreement: owner-operator-lease-agreement
Note: owner operator dump truck jobs are not very common, there are very few jobs available. Dump trucks are local and are owned by a local trucking company that provides dump truck service.
In summary the owner operator truck driver will make more money and have assets that can be sold as opposed to the company driver. Then there is the most important advantage to consider being an OO and that is future money making capability. When an owner operator does an owner operator agreement with drivers that they hire they are now making more money and growing.
One option is to get a small loan to start your own trucking company. Keep in minf that most truck or tractor trailer are leased. This means you will not need all the money to buy a truck right away. Also in the begining you can factor your loads, so you are paid right away. Look at the following link: loans and grants for owner operator start up trucking companies.
MC Authority July 21st, 2016
Posted In: Owner Operator