CDL Practice Test


The practice tests below offer CDL practice test questions in all the different topic areas you’ll see on the Arkansas CDL test. The CDL tests are free and can be taken as often as you’d like to help you in your preparation for earning an Arkansas commercial driver’s license. You will be presented with 40 questions and you must answer 34 questions correctly to pass.  There is a 50 minute time limit.  You may not go back once you answer a question.  Click the "Start Test" button below to begin.  Good luck!

1 / 40

When should the trailer hand valve be used?

2 / 40

Select the false statement about suspension:

3 / 40

When using turn signals, which of the following should be avoided?

4 / 40

Which of these is a good rule for backing a straight bus?

5 / 40

Why is understanding the loading and unloading procedures so critical?

6 / 40

When inspecting the_____you pump the pedals 3 times and then hold it down for 5 seconds feeling for no movement to occur.

7 / 40

What are the three types of emergency equipment that you must have with your vehicle?

8 / 40

A driver of a tanker should use an escape ramp when _____.

9 / 40

What is incorrect concerning disruptive passengers?

10 / 40

A placarded vehicle must have at least ___ placards?

11 / 40

If you are traveling at 55 mph in a 30-foot vehicle, you should leave how many seconds of following distance?

12 / 40

How do you check the connection after locking the kingpin into the fifth wheel?

13 / 40

For any flatbed load you must have at least ____ tie downs.

14 / 40

What kind of surge occurs with baffles?

15 / 40

How can you check slack adjusters?

16 / 40

You should_____to make an emergency stop with air brakes when using the stab braking method.

17 / 40

If you are required to stop at railroad crossings, you must:

18 / 40

Which of the following is a key steering component?

19 / 40

When backing your vehicle, which of the following is NOT recommended

20 / 40

Which of the following is the proper definition of a cargo tank?

21 / 40

Mirrors with a convex surface or "spot" mirrors _____.

22 / 40

Double and triple trailers should be driven with care to avoid a rollover or jacknife.

23 / 40

The most dangerous time during the school bus ride is:

24 / 40

If you are carrying Division 1.2 or 1.3 materials, how far away must you park from the traveled portion of the roadway?

25 / 40

Which of the following statements about the bus interior is false?

26 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to driving a truck with triple or double trailers:

27 / 40

Check that the parking brake will hold by____when the parking brake is engaged and the trailer brakes released if not a combination vehicle.

28 / 40

The locking jaws of the kingpin should close around:

29 / 40

Where should the safety catch for the fifth wheel locking lever be located for coupling to be complete?

30 / 40

Select the definition of "off-tracking."

31 / 40

Which of the following is a clue another driver is impaired:

32 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to unhooking the pintle hook while the converter dolly is still under the trailer.

33 / 40

You should make sure the_____before backing under a trailer.

34 / 40

There must be a hazardous materials identification number on the ______ and on the ______.

35 / 40

When inspecting your bus, you must make sure that:

36 / 40

What should you check for when inspecting a converter dolly?

37 / 40

The trailer should be lowered so that _____.

38 / 40

Who is responsible for certifying on the bills of lading that the hazardous materials are prepared properly?

39 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to stopping distance and speed:

40 / 40

Which trailer is more likely to roll over when pulling 3 trailers?

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How To Get an Arkansas Commercial Drivers License

All residents looking to receive their Arkansas-issued CDL must have a valid operator's license and meet all the eligibility requirements listed below.

Arkansas residents can apply for their CDL at the age of 18. However, they may not obtain their Hazmat, Doubles/Triples, or School Bus endorsement until the age of 21 years old. In addition, only those over the age of 21 are eligible for commercial driving across state lines, or interstate commerce.

As per the FMCSA, all applicants must have a DOT physical card entailing their physical competence to drive a commercial vehicle. This physical card can be obtained for any one of the many physicians that are approved by the FMCSA.

There are certain instances where an applicant will be automatically disqualified from receiving their CDL. These include:

  • Having multiple operator's licenses.
  • Possessing a revoked, canceled, suspended, or denied driver's license.
  • Being restricted form commercial driving privileges in another state.

All commercial driver license applicants must successfully pass a skills test as well as one or more knowledge tests to obtain their CDL.


N – Tank Vehicles
H – Hazardous Materials
X – Tanker With Hazardous Materials
P – Passenger
S – School Bus
T – Triple or Double Trailers

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Arkansas CDL License Test Tips

All applicants seeking an Arkansas CDL must complete one or more general knowledge tests about commercial driving. Those looking for a Class A, B, and C CDL must complete a 50 question general knowledge assessment. A passing score is considered answering 40 or more questions correctly. Applicants for the Class A license are required to complete an additional 20 questions about combination vehicles. Applicants who are seeking endorsements will be required to take one general knowledge test per endorsement. The number of test questions will range from 20 to 30 depending on the endorsement sought. Removing the Air Brake Restriction will require a 25 question assessment. All knowledge tests must be passed with a score of 80 percent or better.

Additional Information

CDL Testing by the Arkansas State Police

The Arkansas State Police Driver Examination Division regulates the certifying and testing of commercial drivers in the state. To get more information contact them via:

Phone:  501.618.8000


Additional Arkansas CDL Helpful Links

Please use the links below to access more valuable Arkansas CDL testing resources and to learn more about practice driving tests for the state of Arkansas.