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

2 / 40

Drivers placard their vehicle to _____ the risk.

3 / 40

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

4 / 40

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

5 / 40

Check to ensure that____when inspecting the coupling.

6 / 40

It is good practice to_____when uncoupling.

7 / 40

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

8 / 40

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

9 / 40

The golden rule for school buses when approaching and crossing railroad tracks is:

10 / 40

What might happen if a trailer is too high when you try to couple?

11 / 40

It is important for driving safety to always be looking ahead. Which of the following is NOT a recommended time/distance that you should be looking ahead?

12 / 40

Tires should should be replaced:

13 / 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?

14 / 40

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

15 / 40

Select the statement that describes how you could damage the landing gear.

16 / 40

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

17 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to brake drums:

18 / 40

How should you inspect a converter dolly?

19 / 40

In what location must you keep your shipping papers which describe any hazardous materials?

20 / 40

What method should be used to test that the air is flowing to all the trailers?

21 / 40

When inspecting the_____you pump the pedals 3 times and then hold it down for 5 seconds feeling for no movement to occur.

22 / 40

Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless:

23 / 40

What does the air compressor governor control?

24 / 40

How should the hand valve be used?

25 / 40

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

26 / 40

What is the reason that placards are used?

27 / 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?

28 / 40

Which of the following is the proper definition of a cargo tank?

29 / 40

What do you need to do to supply air to the air tanks of the second trailer?

30 / 40

Which of the following about the front tires on a commercial bus is true?

31 / 40

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

32 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to empty trucks:

33 / 40

Select the reason as to why you should not use the trailer hand valve while driving.

34 / 40

Remember to_____when steering to avoid a crash while driving doubles.

35 / 40

Another term for a smooth bore tank is:

36 / 40

There should be ___space between the upper and lower fifth wheel after coupling.

37 / 40

What is a common cause of tire fires?

38 / 40

You should_____when an emergency requires you to quickly stop your tanker.

39 / 40

When stopped on a divided highway where should your reflectors be placed?

40 / 40

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

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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.

Additional Information

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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