CDL General
Knowledge Test

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This is the Commercial Vehicle Driver's License Test covering General Knowledge.  You will be presented with 40 questions and you must answer 34 questions correctly to pass.  There is no time limit.  You may not go back once you answer a question.  Click the "Start Test" button below to begin.  Good luck!

1 / 40

You should check your tires every ____ or every ____ when driving in very hot weather.

2 / 40

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

3 / 40

When accelerating:

4 / 40

With the controlled braking method, you _____?

5 / 40

The two main things to look ahead for while driving are _____.

6 / 40

Why should you cover cargo?

7 / 40

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

8 / 40

What can you do at an accident site to help avoid another accident?

9 / 40

Which of the following is the most important reason for doing a pre-trip inspection?

10 / 40

Which of the following is NOT a basic step to be taken at a crash scene?

11 / 40

If you do become sleepy while driving, you should _____.

12 / 40

What is NOT one of the four skill areas that operating a commercial vehicle requires?

13 / 40

If you must stop on the shoulder of the road, you should place warning devices at all of the following places except...

14 / 40

Which of the following factors is NOT used to determine your safe speed when going down a long steep downgrade?

15 / 40

Which of the following statements about overhead space is true?

16 / 40

What is the reason that placards are used?

17 / 40

Which two special conditions indicate that you should downshift?

18 / 40

Where should you place your warning devices if you must stop on a one-way or divided highway?

19 / 40

Your vehicle is going down a long hill and your brakes begin to fail. What should you do?

20 / 40

Two causes of tire fires are ______.

21 / 40

Which of the following statements about downshifting is NOT true?

22 / 40

How should you know when to shift?

23 / 40

Tires should should be replaced:

24 / 40

You should place the starter switch key into your pocket while you are performing the pre-trip inspection because:

25 / 40

Signs of distracted drivers include:

26 / 40

Which of the following statements about overhead space is true?

27 / 40

A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as:

28 / 40

What are some of the important parts in the steering system?

29 / 40

The minimum tread depth for tires other than the front tires is ____.

30 / 40

How often should you check your cargo?

31 / 40

What might happen if you swing wide to the left before you turn right?

32 / 40

To maintain alertness during the trip, drivers should:

33 / 40

Which of the following statements about downshifting is NOT true?

34 / 40

If you are transporting cargo, you should inspect the cargo and securing devices:

35 / 40

While driving at night, which lights should you use as often as you can?

36 / 40

Wet brakes can cause _____.

37 / 40

In the event of an accident you should remember to do the following EXCEPT:

38 / 40

Which of the following statements about stopping distances is NOT true?

39 / 40

In the event of a tire failure you should...

40 / 40

In the event of an accident you should remember to do the following EXCEPT:

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