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BC Class 2 (Bus) Commercial Licence Practice Test 2

  • 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
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BC commercial driver's licence
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What you need to know
Getting ready to drive a bus in British Columbia? You'll need a Class 2 commercial licence to drive any large buses, including city buses, special activity buses, school buses, and special vehicles. This practice test offers 50 multiple-choice questions that will help you prepare for your Class 2 knowledge exam by quizzing you on the same information found in the official commercial driver's handbook. Each question comes with an optional hint and a detailed explanation.
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List of questions (classic view)
  1. Drivers must hold an industrial air brake endorsement if they will be __________ on industrial roads.
  2. Drivers on Cycle 1 must not drive after completing ____ hours of on-duty time in seven consecutive days.
  3. Drivers on Cycle 2 must not drive after completing ____ hours of on-duty time in 14 consecutive days.
  4. Which of the following drivers are exempt from wearing seatbelts?
  5. During a pre-hill inspection of a vehicle equipped with air brakes, you should do which of the following?
  6. During a pre-hill inspection of a vehicle equipped with hydraulic brakes, you should do which of the following?
  7. As part of your pre-trip inspection of a bus with air brakes, you should make sure that the air-loss rate per minute is not greater than
  8. Every motor vehicle must be equipped with at least ______ separate braking systems.
  9. How are flares, fusees, and reflectors used?
  10. According to the British Columbia Driving Commercial Vehicles Manual, what is horsepower?
  11. How can you tell how much air pressure is in the service reservoirs?
  12. You are pulling a trailer equipped with air brakes. How can you tell if you have cross-connected the supply line and the service line?
  13. How can you downgrade from a commercial licence to a non-commercial licence?
  14. When adjusting a manual slack adjuster, how can you tell whether you are turning the adjusting bolt in the correct direction?
  15. When using the applied stroke method to check pushrod stroke, how much pressure should you apply to the service brakes?
  16. How often should you inspect your vehicle?
  17. If your vehicle is carrying cargo, how often must you perform an en-route inspection of the cargo securement system?
  18. Idling for longer than five minutes can
  19. If a crash occurs while you are backing up with the aid of a guide, who will be held responsible?
  20. If you must adjust an automatic slack adjuster that has a hexagonal (six-sided) adjusting bolt, you should turn the adjusting bolt in which direction?
  21. If you are convicted of causing a crash while you were driving impaired by alcohol or drugs, you may face which of the following consequences?
  22. If you are required to keep a logbook, what must you have in your possession?
  23. You are sharing a vehicle with another driver during a trip. The two of you disagree about which defects should be reported. What should you do?
  24. If you are unable to keep up with traffic on a steep grade, what should you do?
  25. Why is it risky to drive faster than the traffic flow?
  26. You're driving a vehicle equipped with an automatic front-wheel limiting system (ratio valve). If you brake hard during an emergency stop, the air pressure delivered to the front brakes will be approximately _____ of the air pressure to the rear brakes.
  27. During your brake tests, you find that the brakes are not operating safely. What should you do?
  28. Reducing a tire’s air pressure when it is hot
  29. If you want to tow a trailer that weighs more than 4,600 kg, and neither the trailer nor your towing vehicle has air brakes, which of the following will you need?
  30. If your bus breaks down and you cannot continue the trip, what should you do?
  31. How do you ease your vehicle into a smooth stop?
  32. How often should you look at your mirrors?
  33. If a bus becomes disabled on a roadway at night, flares or reflectors must be placed approximately _________ in front of and behind the vehicle.
  34. If someone is tailgating you, what should you do?
  35. If you are going to park for longer than ________, you should turn off your engine.
  36. If you feel tired while driving,
  37. If you find a defect or deficiency in your passenger vehicle, what should you do?
  38. If you find a major defect in your vehicle during your pre-trip inspection, when must it be repaired?
  39. If you leave the paved portion of the roadway, which of these should you NOT do to return to the roadway?
  40. If you are parking your vehicle on an upgrade without a curb, you should
  41. If you miss your exit on a highway, you should
  42. If you must drive more slowly than the traffic flow, you should
  43. If you need to keep a daily log, what else do you need to keep with you?
  44. If you reduce a tire’s air pressure when it is warm,
  45. If you see this sign, it means you are
  46. If you're driving a motor home, you should maintain a following distance of at least ________ behind the vehicle in front of you.
  47. If you're on a 14-day cycle, what is the maximum number of hours you can drive within 14 consecutive days?
  48. If your vehicle breaks down on the freeway, you should
  49. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, what should you do?
  50. If your vehicle starts to pull strongly to the right, it indicates