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!

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What position should the heaviest trailer be in when pulling 3 trailers?

2 / 40

The correct trailer height when coupling the rear trailer is:

3 / 40

What should you do if you start a trailer skid?

4 / 40

A hazard class that uses transport indexes to determine the amount that can be loaded in a single vehicle is _____.

5 / 40

The bus driver must accept responsibility for supervising and controlling students while on the bus route. Who is the person in charge?

6 / 40

You are driving a 60 foot truck at 55 MPH, how much space (in seconds) should you keep in front of you?

7 / 40

Which hazard classes must you NEVER smoke, or perform any activity involving fire, within 25 feet of?

8 / 40

What should you hear when you test the trailer brakes by opening the service air line at rear of trailer with the hand valve on?

9 / 40

Select the statement that describes how you could damage the landing gear.

10 / 40

How should you inspect a converter dolly?

11 / 40

What do you do first during step 3 of starting the engine and inspecting the inside of the cab?

12 / 40

The safety valve is usually set to open at:

13 / 40

When should air tanks be drained?

14 / 40

Which of the following statements is true about speed management?

15 / 40

Cargo tanks are:

16 / 40

The safety catch for the fifth wheel locking lever must be ____ for a coupling to be complete.

17 / 40

The shipping papers for hazardous materials can be found:

18 / 40

If your bus is equipped with an emergency exit door, it must:

19 / 40

What kind of surge occurs with baffles?

20 / 40

You should make sure the_____before backing under a trailer.

21 / 40

Select the true statement about converter dollies:

22 / 40

Air pressure loss in a vehicle with a fully charged air system should be less than_______after the initial drop and brake applied.

23 / 40

The minimum tread depth for steering axle tires is:

24 / 40

When driving tank vehicles you should:

25 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to quick steering movements and double trailers:

26 / 40

Vehicle handling can become unsafe if the weight is not properly balanced. Hard steering can be caused by:

27 / 40

What gauge on the dashboard indicates electrical system charging rate?

28 / 40

Which of the following will confirm that you are driving with anti-lock brakes?

29 / 40

When stopping for railroad tracks, you must stop no closer than how many feet before the nearest track?

30 / 40

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

31 / 40

When checking for_____you are looking for dripping fluids or puddles on the ground below the transmission or engine.

32 / 40

A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as:

33 / 40

You should back up slowly until____when coupling the trailer.

34 / 40

If you work for an interstate carrier:

35 / 40

What kind of surge can occur in a tank with baffles?

36 / 40

This object releases the fifth wheel locking jaw to allow uncoupling.

37 / 40

You should have the fifth wheel plate greased as recommened because:

38 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to the liquid inside of a bulk tank causing a tank truck to roll sideways.

39 / 40

Operating a motor vehicle with the intent of doing harm to others or physically assaulting a driver or their vehicle is known as?

40 / 40

The trailer height is correct for connecting a converter dolly to a second trailer when:

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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.