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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Which of the following statements about loading and unloading cargo tanks is false?

2 / 40

Select the accurate statement in regards to rolling up the landing gear to complete the coupling process.

3 / 40

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

4 / 40

What is the earliest way to notice a trailer skid?

5 / 40

Select the statement that tells you how you can check the low pressure warning signal.

6 / 40

When there is a hazardous materials emergency. You should:

7 / 40

Upon what does the amount of liquid you can carry in a load depend?

8 / 40

The brake pushrod should not move more than____for manual slack adjusters.

9 / 40

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

10 / 40

Start by___when coupling.

11 / 40

What is the best way to figure out how many seconds of following distance you have?

12 / 40

An "A/W" the first column of the hazardous materials table means:

13 / 40

When you have a major leak in the service line and put on the brake, the service air pressure will escape and cause the:

14 / 40

Select the true statement about convex ("spot") mirrors.

15 / 40

What handling effect will baffles have?

16 / 40

Where are shut off valves located on trailers that are doubles or triples?

17 / 40

How do you check the power steering fluid?

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Select the best description of a baffle tank:

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____is the most common type of foundation brakes used by heavy vehicles.

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Which of the following materials would be an acceptable floor liner for moving Division 1.1 or 1.2 materials?

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A vehicle placarded for Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives:

22 / 40

Spring brakes are usually held back by_____during normal driving.

23 / 40

The correct trailer height when coupling the rear trailer is:

24 / 40

What is the purpose of a baffle?

25 / 40

Do you need to stop before a railroad crossing if you are hauling 100 pounds of Division 4.3 Dangerous When Wet material?

26 / 40

When should the trailer hand valve be used?

27 / 40

How do you test the trailer service brakes?

28 / 40

How do you check the connection after locking the kingpin into the fifth wheel?

29 / 40

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

30 / 40

Select which vehicles are required to have a low air pressure warning signal:

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

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The method used to make sure the spring brakes will come on automatically is to:

33 / 40

Select the factor that has no effect on how much liquid you can carry:

34 / 40

Never refuel your bus:

35 / 40

Select the statement that is true in regards to quick steering movements and triple/double trailers:

36 / 40

Select the first action to do when the low air pressure warning comes on:

37 / 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.

38 / 40

You should follow behind other vehicles ______when traveling under 40 mph.

39 / 40

A hazard class that uses transport indexes to determine the amount that can be loaded in a single vehicle is _____.

40 / 40

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

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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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