CDL Practice Test


Welcome to the Nevada CDL practice test site. You are welcome to take these CDL practice tests as many times as you like as the tests are 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 about the front tires on a commercial bus is true?

2 / 40

What color are all school buses painted?

3 / 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.

4 / 40

Urban mass transit coaches may have a brake and accelerator interlock system. Which of the following statements is true?

5 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to brake drums or discs:

6 / 40

This gauge has a governor cut-off.

7 / 40

What does the service brake system do?

8 / 40

A placard is required for a combustible liquid at?

9 / 40

In column 1, the "D" symbol means:

10 / 40

Which of the following should you NOT do if you experience a tire failure?

11 / 40

After the initial drop, the maximum leakage rates per minute is:

12 / 40

Air pressure should build___with a dual air system.

13 / 40

When using turn signals, which of the following should be avoided?

14 / 40

Which of the following is something the driver must watch for:

15 / 40

While completing the 1st component of the air brake check you are required to fully push down on the foot brake and _____.

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

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Select the true statement about tractor protection valve:

18 / 40

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

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Where should the safety catch for the fifth wheel locking lever be located for coupling to be complete?

20 / 40

Take extra caution when driving smooth bore tanks during:

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

22 / 40

What are spring brakes?

23 / 40

The best way to describe a dual air brake system is:

24 / 40

Select the inappropriate way to test for the low pressure warning signal.

25 / 40

Which of the following will confirm that you are driving with anti-lock brakes?

26 / 40

You should check that the following makes an audible noise:

27 / 40

When must a driver’s inspection report be completed?

28 / 40

Select the statement that best describes what the trailer air supply control does:

29 / 40

You should check the_____when loading small tanks equipped with bulkheads.

30 / 40

Which of the following is NOT a basic step to be taken at a crash scene?

31 / 40

Which trailer is most likely to tip over due to the crack the whip effect?

32 / 40

If you do become sleepy while driving, you should _____.

33 / 40

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

34 / 40

What is the brake system that applies and releases the brakes when the brake pedal is used?

35 / 40

Unless you_____you will feel the effects of a liquid surge.

36 / 40

Rods, connecting links, and arms from the steering box to the wheel are a part of the:

37 / 40

This object should be free of shiny treads, rust, free of cracks and distortions.

38 / 40

Secure baggage and freight in ways that avoid damage and:

39 / 40

A driver of a tanker should use an escape ramp when _____.

40 / 40

Which of the following answers lists the three types of emergency equipment you must have on your bus?

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How To Get A nevada Commercial Drivers License

To be eligible for a CDL in Nevada, applicants must be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial vehicle intrastate (within Nevada only). To operate a commercial vehicle interstate (outside of Nevada) they must be 21 years old.

Applicants must also provide verification that they are medically fit. Nevada applicants must complete the self-certification process. Depending on the circumstances, some applicants may be required to undergo additional medical testing and complete (Form MCSA-5876) Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

Under certain circumstances, some drivers may be disqualified from earning their commercial license in Nevada. For example, drivers who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled are not eligible for a CDL in Nevada. Applicants cannot have driver’s licenses in more than one state.

Nevada CDL Endorsements
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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nevada CDL License Test Tips

Every Nevada CDL applicant must pass the general knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. Bus driver applicants must take the passenger transport test in addition to the bus driver test. Applicants who haul hazardous materials must submit to a TSA background check and take the Hazmat test. Applicants must pass each test with an 80 percent score.

The Nevada skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic control skills and on-road driving. Applicants must pass each section. Recent military veterans and current military members can have the skills test waived if they are currently enlisted in the military or have served in the military within the past 12 months. Also, they can get a waiver if they have operated a motor vehicle equivalent to a commercial motor vehicle in the military within the past year. Applicants are required to complete (Form CDL-004) Certification for Waiver of Skills Tests to be considered for a waiver.

Additional Information

Information on the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

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


Phone: 702.486.4368


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