CDL Practice Test


This site is available to take practice questions to prepare for the Hawaii CDL test. The tests are free and you are able to take them as many times as you would like as you look to obtain a Hawaii CDL. 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. 

1 / 40

On the Hazardous Materials Table, column 1 shows:

2 / 40

Be careful to check the_____when unloading the smaller tanks of bulk heads.

3 / 40

What is the safest way to stop unruly behavior on the bus?

4 / 40

How do you hook a combination to a second trailer without spring brakes and without using wheel chocks?

5 / 40

Select the true statement about dual air brake systems:

6 / 40

This object should not have any missing parts, be fully raised, the crank handle is secured, and that there is no damage to the frame.

7 / 40

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

8 / 40

What will happen should a driver cross the air lines when hooking up the an older trailer?

9 / 40

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

10 / 40

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

11 / 40

Surge affects the handling of a tanker by:

12 / 40

Bus drivers must have a commercial driver license if they drive a vehicle designed to seat more than:

13 / 40

Which trailer should be the first one after the tractor?

14 / 40

While driving on a clear night with low beam headlights, you should be able to stop within:

15 / 40

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

16 / 40

Select the true statement about empty trucks:

17 / 40

The 3 parts of the air brake system are: service brakes, parking brakes, and ____.

18 / 40

Select the action that is not recommended when driving on slippery roads:

19 / 40

When transporting both hazardous and non hazardous materials, your bills must:

20 / 40

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

21 / 40

Should your air compressor stop working:

22 / 40

Drivers who transport route controlled radioactive materials must carry a dated certificate of radioactive materials training. This training must have ocurred within the last:

23 / 40

You should expect____when backing a tractor under a trailer.

24 / 40

You should check that the _____are secure, caps are on tight, and is not leaking.

25 / 40

Select which is not an engine compartement belt:

26 / 40

When accelerating:

27 / 40

You should look into the back of the fifth wheel on a dolly to see if it is locked onto the kingpin.

28 / 40

You should____when an emergency requires you to quickly stop due to a crash.

29 / 40

Secure baggage and freight in ways that avoid damage and:

30 / 40

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

31 / 40

Which of the following is NOT an appropriate reason to flash your braking lights?

32 / 40

If your bus has an emergency exit door, it must:

33 / 40

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

34 / 40

Select the statement of what you should not do if you are required to drive through flowing water or deep puddles.

35 / 40

You should line up_____when getting ready to back under the trailer.

36 / 40

You need to raise the landing gear just to the height of where it clears the pavement before driving.

37 / 40

When driving on a clear night with the vehicle lights on, your speed should be such that you can stop within _____.

38 / 40

Which of the following statements is true about speed management?

39 / 40

Your engine runs a pump when you are delivering compressed gas. Should you turn off your engine before or after you unhook the hoses after finishing that delivery?

40 / 40

If the hazardous materials are classified as FORBIDDEN you should:

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How To Get A hawaii Commercial Drivers License

Applicants can apply for a CDL at age 18. Only applicants over the age of 21 years old can drive commercial vehicles in other states than Hawaii. Hazmat Endorsements and transporting persons is restricted to those applicants that are 21 years or older. Those applying for a commercial driver’s license must supply a DOT medical card and pass a vision assessment at the Hawaii State testing facility.

If any of the following statements are true about an applicant, they are automatically disqualified from receiving a CDL.

  • Having more than one driver’s license.
  • Being disqualified from commercial driving privileges in another state.
  • Having a driving impaired conviction in a commercial vehicle in the past 24 months.
  • Having a suspended, denied, canceled, or revoked license.

Applicants must successfully pass both a knowledge test and a practical skills test in order to be eligible for their CDL.

H – Hazardous Materials
X – Tank with Hazmat
N – Tank Vehicles
P – Passenger Vehicle
T – Triples / Double Rigs

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hawaii CDL License Test Tips

To obtain a CDL, all applicants must complete a knowledge test. This knowledge test contains 50 questions about the topic of commercial driving. All applicants for Class A CDLs must complete an additional 20 questions about combination driving. Those looking to obtain endorsements or to remove the Air Brake restriction will need to take additional assessments. Those seeking the Passenger, Doubles/Triples, and Tank Endorsements will need to pass a 20 question test. Those looking for the School Bus Endorsement and/or the Air Brake Restriction Removal will need to complete a 25 question test. The Hazmat Endorsement requires successful completion of a 30 question test. A passing score is marked at 80 percent or above.

Applicants must successfully complete a three-section skills assessment. This includes a vehicle inspection, driving test, and basic control skills test. This showcases the applicant’s ability to properly operate a commercial vehicle. Applicants must utilize the vehicle they are seeking an endorsement with to obtain their CDL endorsement.

Additional Information

Hawaii Division of Motor Vehicles Information

The State of Hawaii County of Hawaii Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division regulates CDL requirements and testing in Hawaii. To get more information contact them via:

Website: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/finance-cdl-general-info

Phone:  808.961.2222

Additional HAWAII CDL Helpful Links

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