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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When is it acceptable for non-hazardous materials to be described by hazard class words or identification numbers?

2 / 40

The purpose for the emergency air line is:

3 / 40

You should have the fifth wheel plate greased as recommened because:

4 / 40

How should the hand valve be used?

5 / 40

What are spring brakes?

6 / 40

Select when you should use the hand valve to park a combination vehicle.

7 / 40

You should___to reduce the air leakage rate.

8 / 40

If you are hauling hazardous materials and have ___ tires on your vehicle, you must stop and check them every time you park.

9 / 40

Suspension systems:

10 / 40

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

11 / 40

Which of the following is a necessary qualification for non-bulk packaging?

12 / 40

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

13 / 40

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

14 / 40

To test the tractor-trailer connection for security, you should:

15 / 40

Which trailer is most likely to turn over when you make a sudden turn while pulling doubles?

16 / 40

When approaching a school bus stop, you should:

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

18 / 40

Secure baggage and freight in ways that avoid damage and:

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You must have placards for explosives, poison gas or flammables exceeding:

20 / 40

Wet brakes can cause _____.

21 / 40

When does your vehicle's single brake system need an adjustment?

22 / 40

The pintle hook should be_____ and the converter dolly air tank drain valve is___when doing a walk around inspection of a triple or double trailer.

23 / 40

The emergency air line is _____and the service air line is____.

24 / 40

If hazardous material is spilling from your vehicle, do not move your vehicle:

25 / 40

This should have no illegal stickers, dirt, obstructions, or damage to the glass.

26 / 40

You should check____when loading the small tanks of a cargo tank with bulkheads.

27 / 40

The belt that you need to make sure is securely mounted, without frays, and adjusts and latches properly is the:

28 / 40

Why is understanding the loading and unloading procedures so critical?

29 / 40

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

30 / 40

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

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Anti-lock brakes:

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All standing riders must stay:

33 / 40

Select the statement that describes smooth bore tanks:

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In what position should the converter dolly air tank drain valves and pintle hook be in?

35 / 40

A shipment described on the Hazardous Waste Manifest may only be delivered to another _______ carrier or treatment facility, who then signs the ______, giving you a copy which you must keep.

36 / 40

A disruptive passenger:

37 / 40

In safe driving, what does communicating mean?

38 / 40

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

39 / 40

Do converter dollies have spring brakes?

40 / 40

What should you do if you start a trailer skid?

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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:


Phone: 402.471.3861

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