CDL Practice Test


Prepare for your Nebraska CDL test here. You can take these Nebraska CDL practice test as many times you would like as you get ready to take the official test and earn your license. The best part? All of the tests on this site are 100% free. 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.

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Select the true statement in regards to managing the space to the sides:

2 / 40

What are spring brakes?

3 / 40

The compressor is connected to the engine via _____?

4 / 40

Check that the parking brake will hold by____when the parking brake is engaged and the trailer brakes released if not a combination vehicle.

5 / 40

Why should you know the outage?

6 / 40

You should brake on a long steep downgrade hill as a supplement to the braking effects of the engine

7 / 40

If you are carrying Division 1.2 or 1.3 materials, how far away must you park from the traveled portion of the roadway?

8 / 40

Select how you can tell if your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system:

9 / 40

Which of the following should you do when driving the school bus in high wind?

10 / 40

Your bus is disabled. With riders aboard, the bus may be towed or pushed to a safe place only:

11 / 40

Suspension systems:

12 / 40

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

13 / 40

How do you check the power steering fluid?

14 / 40

The gauge that indicates normal or increasing lubrication pressure to prevent engine seizure, failure or breakdown is:

15 / 40

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

16 / 40

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

17 / 40

Buses are prohibited from carrying all of the following hazardous materials except:

18 / 40

Select the true statement about tractor protection valve:

19 / 40

Which of the following is a recommended procedure when unloading the students?

20 / 40

You may use DANGEROUS placards instead of separate placards for each Table 2 hazard class when:

21 / 40

Forward and back surge is powerful in this type of tanker.

22 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to your brake function when your ABS fails

23 / 40

Which of the following statements about "Radioactive" labels is true?

24 / 40

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

25 / 40

The best way to have control on curves is:

26 / 40

The safety valve is usually set to open at:

27 / 40

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

28 / 40

The best way to go into a curve is to decrease your speed going into the curve and then ____going through it.

29 / 40

What product is typically carried in a liquid tank trailer without baffles?

30 / 40

Students exit the bus and walk:

31 / 40

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

32 / 40

To avoid rollover when going through a curve, the best thing to do is:

33 / 40

What is the earliest way to notice a trailer skid?

34 / 40

What are slack adjusters?

35 / 40

What handling effect will baffles have?

36 / 40

What is the purpose of the supply pressure gauge?

37 / 40

What kind of surge occurs with baffles?

38 / 40

If your engine runs a pump used during delivery of compressed gas, should you turn off the engine before or after unhooking hoses after delivery?

39 / 40

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

40 / 40

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

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How To Get A nebraska Commercial Drivers License

To be eligible for a CDL in Nebraska, applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old to operate a commercial vehicle within the borders of Nebraska and 21 to drive outside of Nebraska.

Applicants must provide verification that they meet the medical requirements. Applicants must complete (Form MCSA-5876) Medical Examiner’s Certificate with an FCSA-approved physician. The document must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles via mail, fax or e-mail.

There are also restrictions on who is able to earn a CDL in Nebraska based on their past driving record as well. Potential CDL applicants who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled are not eligible for a CDL in Nebraska.

H – Hazardous Material
N – Tank Vehicles
P – Passenger Vehicles
S – School Bus
T – Towing a Double or Triple Trailer
X – Combination Tank Vehicle and Hazardous Materials

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nebraska CDL License Test Tips

All Nebraska CDL applicants must pass the written knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. There are 50 questions on the general knowledge test, and applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. To be eligible for an endorsement, applicants must take a separate test for each endorsement. Applicants must answer 80 percent of the questions on each test correctly.

The Nebraska skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic control skills and on-road driving. Applicants must pass each evaluation. Recent military veterans and current military members can qualify to have the skills test waived if they were discharged from the military within the past year or are currently enlisted in the reserves or service. Or, they are eligible if they have operated a motor vehicle equivalent to a commercial motor vehicle in the military. Applicants must complete an Application for Military Skills Test Waiver. This document must be certified by a commanding officer.

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Information on the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles regulates the CDL license requirements in Nebraska. To get more information contact them via:


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