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British Columbia Class 1 Licence Test 8

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal commercial applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 BC commercial driver's licence manual
  • Updated for July 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
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BC commercial driver's licence
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What you need to know
Preparing to drive a semi-trailer truck or a long combination vehicle in British Columbia? You'll need a Class 1 commercial driver's licence. The transportation industry in BC is booming, so now is a great time: truck drivers are in high demand. As a Class 1 licenced commercial driver, you can work for a trucking company as an employee, or for yourself as an owner-operator. But in order to drive one of the largest vehicles on the road, you must first learn to drive carefully and safely. So before you can get your Class 1 licence, you must pass both a written and a practical test. The written test (also known as the British Columbia truck driver's knowledge exam) has several multiple-choice questions. This 50-question Class 1 practice test is a great way to prepare as all questions are based on the official 2024 BC commercial driver's manual. As you answer the questions, we recommend checking each question's explanation to gain some further insight into the rule behind it. Good luck and drive safely!
What to expect on the official exam
50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

List of questions (classic view)
  1. What does a driver need to transport dangerous goods?
  2. When is an engine retarder most efficient?
  3. In determining how well your air brake system works, which is NOT a significant factor?
  4. Which of the following is true about B-train couplings?
  5. What does this sign mean?
  6. When can your vehicle be inspected on a highway?
  7. What does an ABS system do?
  8. What does this sign mean?
  9. Which parties are responsible for ensuring the correct and compliant weight of a shipment?
  10. What is the best way to dry out your brakes after you've driven through water?
  11. Which colour is the trailer supply line?
  12. Without an oversize load permit, the tallest your vehicle can be is
  13. What does this sign mean?
  14. Why are there two service tanks in a modern air brake system?
  15. When must a carrier check your driving record?
  16. What does this sign mean?
  17. When you couple your tractor to a trailer, which of the following is most important?
  18. What does this sign mean?
  19. As a commercial driver, you are expected to practice
  20. How can the trailer hand valve be used?
  21. What does this sign mean?
  22. The braking distance of a tractor-trailer is roughly ________ as the braking distance of a car.
  23. What are the four factors that affect a commercial vehicle's stopping distance?
  24. What does this sign mean?
  25. What is a "glad hand"?
  26. In your daily log, you must record which of the following?
  27. What does this sign mean?
  28. What does this sign mean?
  29. You're driving on a curve to the left. How can you ensure that your trailer's wheels stay in your lane?
  30. What is the wheelbase of a vehicle?
  31. What is a commercial vehicle's danger zone?
  32. To inspect an air brake system, you should wear
  33. While driving your truck, you see an open truck inspection station. What should you do?
  34. What does this sign mean?
  35. Hours of service regulations let a driver choose one of two cycles
  36. What function does the alcohol evaporator perform?
  37. If your vehicle is equipped with antilock brakes (ABS), how should you brake in an emergency?
  38. When must you chock the wheels of your stopped vehicle?
  39. When driving overnight, when should you shift from high beam headlights to low beam?
  40. What differs between traffic circles and roundabouts?
  41. When an emergency vehicle with flashing lights approaches you, what should you NOT do?
  42. Which lane should you utilize while driving?
  43. While you're making a right turn, why should the front wheels stay near the centre line?
  44. When should you check your tire pressurea?
  45. At which point during a turn is the most danger posed?
  46. Which steering technique is recommended for extensive turning?
  47. Wheel separations are usually NOT caused by
  48. To ensure your vehicle stays in place when parked and to prevent a runaway vehicle, which of the following is FALSE?
  49. What distinguishes torque from horsepower?
  50. If you stop at a railway crossing, you should be at what minimum distance from the crossing?