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

Which of the following is NOT an important reason to look far ahead when you are driving?

2 / 40

If you are drowsy, you should _____ before you drive.

3 / 40

In safe driving, what does communicating mean?

4 / 40

What is the reason that placards are used?

5 / 40

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

6 / 40

The method for testing hydraulic brakes for leaks is to _____.

7 / 40

Suspension systems:

8 / 40

Do empty trucks have the best braking?

9 / 40

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

10 / 40

You are driving a 40 foot truck at 35 MPH, how much space (in seconds) should you keep in front of you?

11 / 40

To maintain alertness during the trip, drivers should:

12 / 40

How can you determine if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?

13 / 40

When driving in very hot temperatures, you should:

14 / 40

What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?

15 / 40

What is the first thing to do if your vehicle catches fire while driving?

16 / 40

The minimum tire tread depth for front tires is:

17 / 40

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

18 / 40

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

19 / 40

Tires should should be replaced:

20 / 40

Which of the following is NOT a part of the steering system?

21 / 40

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

22 / 40

To transport cargo safely, which of these are you NOT responsible for?

23 / 40

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

24 / 40

How often should you check your cargo?

25 / 40

How should you know when to shift?

26 / 40

Which of the following statements about downshifting is NOT true?

27 / 40

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

28 / 40

When backing, what is the best method to use to avoid blind spots?

29 / 40

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

30 / 40

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

31 / 40

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

32 / 40

Which of the following statements about overhead space is true?

33 / 40

Which of the following statements about downshifting is NOT true?

34 / 40

Wet brakes can cause _____.

35 / 40

The act of operating a motor vehicle in a selfish, bold, or pushy manner, without regard for the rights or safety of others is known as.

36 / 40

You downshift automatic transmissions ______.

37 / 40

Which of the following statements is FALSE?

38 / 40

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

39 / 40

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

40 / 40

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

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