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This site is available to take practice questions to prepare for the Florida CDL test. The questions on these practice tests come from the Florida CDL Handbook. The tests are free and you are able to take them as many times as you would like. Use these practice tests as a way to prepare to obtain a CDL in Florida. 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 tractor protection control valve be in after coupling?

2 / 40

Suspension systems:

3 / 40

On a drawbridge, you do not need to stop, but must slow down and make sure it's safe, when:

4 / 40

If you are already carrying 100 pounds of silver cyanide, what precautions must you take if you are given papers at a dock to carry 100 cartons of battery acid?

5 / 40

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

6 / 40

This object should be checked to make sure that the cap(s) are on tight, that it is secure, and there are no leaks.

7 / 40

This object should not be damaged, bent, or rusted through and be evenly centered with the tires and dual wheels evenly separated.

8 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to brake drums:

9 / 40

Select the true statement about slack adjusters:

10 / 40

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

11 / 40

What will occur as a result of failing to perform all 3 components of the air brake check?

12 / 40

How should you inspect a converter dolly?

13 / 40

Select the statement that best explains the "crack-the-whip" effect.

14 / 40

Select how you would check the truck's slack adjusters.

15 / 40

Before backing under the trailer you should______when coupling a tractor and trailer with air lines already connected.

16 / 40

How much space should you see between the lower and upper fifth wheel when checking the coupling of a converter dolly?

17 / 40

How often should you check the cargo you are transporting?

18 / 40

When driving in very hot temperatures, you should:

19 / 40

Why is it dangerous to unlock the pintle hook with the dolly still under the rear trailer?

20 / 40

Select the portion of the combination vehicle that is most likely to turn over suddenly when pulling a double trailer:

21 / 40

Why should you use chocks when parking a trailer without spring brakes?

22 / 40

What is most likely to occur when driving a tanker truck and the front wheels begin to skid?

23 / 40

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

24 / 40

What are you checking when looking at the lubrication level on a dipstick?

25 / 40

The parking brakes should be used____in air brake vehicles.

26 / 40

When transporting hazardous waste, you must:

27 / 40

A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as:

28 / 40

To find out if a shipment includes a hazardous material, you should:

29 / 40

When a substance in the materials table is written in italics it means :

30 / 40

The gauge that needs to come up to normal levels after starting the engine within a few seconds is _____.

31 / 40

It is important to know the outage required for the liquids you carry because:

32 / 40

On tandem axle for trailers, the sliding mechanism and locking device is:

33 / 40

How much space should there be between the lower and upper fifth wheel?

34 / 40

For what reason do you keep the starter switch key in your pocket during the pre-trip inspection?

35 / 40

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

36 / 40

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

37 / 40

This component should be checked that it is solid, securely bolted to the tracture frame, and clear of objects.

38 / 40

Do you need to stop before a railroad crossing if you are hauling 100 pounds of Division 4.3 materials?

39 / 40

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

40 / 40

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

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How To Get A florida Commercial Drivers License

Applicants can get their CDL at the age of 18. Person between the ages of 18 and 21 are restricted to intrastate driving, cannot drive doubles or triples, and may not be endorsed for Hazmat transport. Those age 21 and older may receive all available endorsements and drive interstate. CDL applicants must obtain a DOT medical card to be eligible for their commercial driver’s license.

Any drivers that fall into the below categories are disqualified from obtaining their CDL.

  • Having a license from any other state than Florida.
  • Being convicted of driving impaired in a commercial vehicle in the past two years.
  • Having a suspended, revoked, or canceled driver’s license.
  • Being disqualified from CDL driving privileges in another state.

All applicants must complete one or more knowledge tests and a skills test in order to be eligible to receive their commercial driver’s license.

Endorsements
H – Hazmat
N – Tank Vehicles
P – Passengers
S – School Bus
T – Double / Triple Trailers
X – Placarded Hazmat & Tank Vehicles

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florida CDL License Test Tips

Each applicant is required to complete a knowledge test in order to receive their CDL, with a score of 80% or better. Depending on the Class and Endorsements sought, there are multiple knowledge tests that much be taken. These include:

  • Class A – 70 Questions (50 General Knowledge + 20 Combined Vehicle)
  • Class B,C – 50 General Knowledge Questions
  • Passenger, Doubles/Triples, and Tank Endorsements – 20 Questions
  • School Bus Endorsement, Air Brake Restriction Removal – 25 Questions
  • Hazmat Certification – 30 Questions

All applicants must complete a three section skills test. This includes a vehicle inspection, on-road driving assessment, and basic controls test. Those seeking endorsements for School Bus and Passengers as well as the Air Brake Restriction Removal will need to complete the skills test in the respective vehicle for their endorsement or removal. For example, those seeking the School Bus Endorsement must complete the skills test in a school bus.

Additional Information

Information on the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides oversight and administration for the CDL requirements and testing in Florida. To get more information contact them via:

Website: https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/commercial-motor-vehicle-drivers/

Phone:  850.617.2606

 

Additional Florida CDL Helpful Links

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