texas cdl special requirements test

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by generalwolfe, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. generalwolfe

    generalwolfe Bobtail Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    san antonio tx

    so ive been studying section 14 of the texas cdl handbook entitled special requirements. the lady at the dmv said my permit test was over section 14 only and once i pass that i will get my permit. the section is very hard and i would like to take practice test over this but i cant seem to find a site that offers practice exams on this. does anyone know of a site that has these test? its not general knowledge or air brakes. this is way different. any help would be appreciated
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  3. derrick wallace

    derrick wallace Bobtail Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    hi generalwolf..im having problems with the special requirements test just like u did..i was wondering did u ever find a site that has the practice exams..if u can help me out i would appreciate it
  4. Nashville Driver

    Nashville Driver Medium Load Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Can someone explain what an "entitled special requirements" CDL Test is all about?
  5. Patt52

    Patt52 Light Load Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    N. Texas
    That is basically the test specific to Texas for operating (mostly)commercial vehicles on public roads. Has to be passed before any other tests can be taken.

    I don't know of any free online practice questions and answers for it. Can go through that section and highlight what might look like could turn up on a test. (yeah I know,WAG)

    Know: max day and night speeds...and on what type roads
    Equip on slow moving vehicles
    Unlawful equip
    Required lighting on type and size of trailer/vehicle
    Placement of reflectors if parked/diabled on roadside
    Where to get permits for OD
    Max lengths---no triples in Texas
    Load limits
    Vehicle towing
    Registration of vehicles

    Look at the few questions at the back of the section and the appendix on speed limits. Read through it a few times and won't be that hard.
  6. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    On a side note. Texas has done away with the split Day/night speed limits. There are no more night time reduced speed limits.
  7. Blaze8

    Blaze8 Bobtail Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for some. In Texas all tests, except for driving are on computer, even pre-trip. But if you don't pass, the beauty part or sad part is, they give you the correct answer when you get it wrong. So all you have to do is wait the day to take it over, and they ask the same questions just different order. Scary isn't it, or the greatest thing ever, depending on your perspective.
  8. glowstickz

    glowstickz Light Load Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Duncan Falls, OH
    The one question that threw me was about lightiung on a farm tractor. Yes it is on this test. Another thing is van height in texas can be 14' not the typical 13' 6".
  9. PencilPusherNoMore

    PencilPusherNoMore Bobtail Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    Corpus Christi
    The general knowledge test isn't that hard. Try the CDL practice test at the top of the page, this will help. I did the Hazmat practice test about 6 time before taking the DPS test, made a 93!
  10. scubabob

    scubabob Bobtail Member

    May 12, 2012
    Dallas, Tx
    Vllopez, hey I would love to see those Sec. 14 test questions. Since I am new to the blog it would not let me send a PM until after 7 post.
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