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FREE BC Class 1 Commercial Licence Practice Test

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal commercial applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 BC commercial driver's licence manual
  • Updated for June 2024
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BC commercial driver's licence
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About this test

A Class 1 driver's licence is the most common licence category - it's the one that's generally referred to as a "commercial driver's licence". With your Class 1 driver's licence you can drive almost any type of motor vehicles: semi-truck trailers, large straight body trucks like a flatbed or cube, heavy commercial equipment like mixer trucks and dump trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, taxis or limousines, mobile crane truck, and buses. All Class 1 licence applicants need to be 19 years old to apply and hold a full-privilege B.C. driver's licence (Class 5 or 6) or an out-of-province equivalent. To get your Class 1 commercial driver's licence in British Columbia, you'll first need to get a learner's licence before taking your road test for a full-privilege licence. To get your learner's licence, you'll need to pass a general knowledge test, a road signs test, and meet medical standards. If you're planning to drive with air brakes, you'll also have to take the air brake knowledge test. Once you have your learner licence, you'll be on your way to get your full Class 1 Commercial Licence. To obtain it, you'll need to pass a commercial road test, which includes a pre-trip inspection test (including air brakes if applicable), a road test, and a driver's medical exam.

This practice test will help you prepare for your Class 1 knowledge exam. It contains 50 questions based on the official commercial driver's handbook. You'll get a hint and a detailed explanation for each question to help you better understand and remember the underlying rule.

List of questions (classic view)

  1. Under British Columbia law, what is the definition of "public transportation"?
  2. Under British Columbia law, what is the definition of a "bus"?
  3. Under British Columbia law, a special activity bus
  4. Under British Columbia law, what is the definition of a "special vehicle"?
  5. Under British Columbia law, what is the definition of a "taxi"?
  6. In the context of commercial driving, what is a turnout?
  7. A Class 4 driver's licence allows you to drive
  8. A controlled railway crossing may have
  9. Which of the following statements about a converter dolly are true?
  10. What are some uses of governors?
  11. If you place a very heavy load on one side of a vehicle, what may happen?
  12. Which of the following are true about a humpback railway crossing?
  13. A full jackknife occurs when
  14. Where are a large vehicle's blind spots?
  15. How should a long, heavy load be placed on a single-unit (straight) truck?
  16. Different-sized tires can
  17. On a long, narrow stretch of highway, a truck has just reached a passing lane. The truck is travelling very slowly. What should the driver of the truck do?
  18. A Class 1 driver's licence allows you to drive which of the following?
  19. A Slow-Moving Vehicle sign should be placed on any vehicle that travels no faster than
  20. Under hours of service regulations, a sleeper berth can be
  21. What can cause a trailer to swerve or whip across the roadway?
  22. A tiedown assembly can be made of
  23. A tiedown must not be used for cargo securement if
  24. The trailer hand valve should not be used to hold an unattended trailer because
  25. A vehicle that is twice the weight of a car and is travelling at twice the speed of that car requires how much braking power to stop in the same distance?
  26. A vehicle with a higher centre of gravity is
  27. Why should you adjust your head restraint so its top is at least level with the top of your head?
  28. After working 120 hours in a 14-day cycle, drivers must take ____ consecutive hours of off-duty time before taking 70 hours of on-duty time.
  29. Airbags are
  30. When can flashing amber lights be mounted on a vehicle?
  31. What is an aggregate load?
  32. When must an aggregate load be covered?
  33. Before you enter a curve, what gear should you select?
  34. Which of the following statements about a vehicle's retarder is FALSE?
  35. What effects can a poorly distributed load have on your vehicle?
  36. What is the purpose of an antilock braking system (ABS)?
  37. When you're driving on a slippery road, hard braking may cause
  38. The Motor Vehicle Act gives public transit buses the right-of-way. What does this mean?
  39. Written inspection reports must be completed daily by the drivers of which vehicles?
  40. Double-clutching is
  41. At what age can you legally drive a class 3 vehicle?
  42. What are the implications of operating a vehicle without the appropriate or valid driver's licence?
  43. Brakes transform the motion of the vehicle into which kind of energy?
  44. How does the generation of heat help stop the vehicle?
  45. What is the purpose of the pre-trip inspection for your road test?
  46. What does every employer require you to do before and after hiring you for driving a class A vehicle?
  47. What is the minimum required age to operate a class 2 vehicle legally?
  48. Which statement is false? When you apply for a commercial driver's licence, heavy trailer endorsement, or industrial air brake endorsement you will be requested to...
  49. What's the minimum age requirement to legally operate a class 4 vehicles in BC, both unrestricted and restricted?
  50. To procure a commercial class driver's licence in BC as a resident from another jurisdiction, how do you provide proof of a good driving record?