CDL Practice Test


Welcome to the Utah CDL practice test site. As you prepare to obtain your CDL in Utah, have this site be a guide for practicing common test questions. You can take these practice test questions as many times as you like, and the site is free to use as you prepare to take the Utah CDL test. 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 about empty trucks:

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

3 / 40

You should decrease to a safe speed before entering a curve and then_____through it.

4 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to empty trucks:

5 / 40

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

6 / 40

You should adjust all the outside left and right side flat mirrors to see:

7 / 40

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

8 / 40

You should check your mirrors while making a lane change:

9 / 40

What should you do if you start a trailer skid?

10 / 40

What are the dividers that are inside tankers that have an opening at the bottom and top?

11 / 40

The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG):

12 / 40

Who is responsible for certifying on the bills of lading that the hazardous materials are prepared properly?

13 / 40

When accelerating:

14 / 40

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

15 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to stopping distance and speed:

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Within 3 minutes, this gauge pressure should build to 90 psi from 50 psi.

17 / 40

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

18 / 40

Which of the following is NOT an appropriate reason to flash your braking lights?

19 / 40

Which of the following parts do not get checked in the Bus Interior inspection:

20 / 40

Which of the following types of cargo must never be carried on a bus with passengers?

21 / 40

What is a passive railway crossing?

22 / 40

You are driving a 60 foot truck at 55 MPH, how much space (in seconds) should you keep in front of you?

23 / 40

You must be alert for road hazards so that:

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You should make sure the_____before backing under a trailer.

25 / 40

You are required to have a tank endorsement when transporting:

26 / 40

The amount of liquid you can carry depends on:

27 / 40

At the end of each shift you should:

28 / 40

Select the definition of "off-tracking."

29 / 40

What does outage mean?

30 / 40

What are the 3 methods for securing a second trailer before coupling?

31 / 40

What action should you take before driving while drowsy?

32 / 40

Which of these is a good rule for backing a straight bus?

33 / 40

A bus has a GVWR of 22,000 pounds and seats 24 passengers. What CDL class is this vehicle?

34 / 40

All standing riders must stay:

35 / 40

One reason hauling liquids in tank vehciles require special care is:

36 / 40

What does the service brake system do?

37 / 40

Which of the following is a key steering component?

38 / 40

What can side to side surge cause?

39 / 40

Select the factor that is known to cause brakes to fail or fade. (more than one answer may be correct, but select only one)

40 / 40

How do you know when your brakes are fading?

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How To Get A utah Commercial Drivers License

To be eligible for a CDL in Utah, applicants must meet the following age eligibility requirements.

  • Be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial vehicle intrastate (within Utah only).
  • Be at least 21 years old to operate a commercial vehicle interstate (outside of Utah).

Applicants who are under the age of 21 years old will not be permitted to apply for endorsements in HAZMAT, passenger vehicles and school buses.

Utah CDL applicants must be certified that they are medically fit to operate a commercial vehicle and pass a vision test. Applicants are required to submit the following documents.

  • (Form MCSA-5876) Medical Examiner’s Certificate

(CDL-42) Commercial Driver’s License Medical Self Certification

Drivers who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled are not eligible for a CDL in Utah. Applicants can be disqualified for having multiple licenses.

Utah CDL Endorsements

  • H – Hazmat Vehicles
  • N – Tank Vehicles
  • P – Passenger Vehicles
  • S – School Bus
  • T – Double or Triple Trailer
  • X – Combination Tank Vehicles and Hazmat Vehicles

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utah CDL License Test Tips

All Utah CDL applicants must pass the general knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. This test consists of 50 questions. To pass the Utah test, applicants must score 80 percent or higher. Applicants who require additional endorsements must pass additional tests and pay the required fees. The Utah skills test can be taken 14 days after applicants pass the knowledge test. It includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic control skills, and on-road driving. Applicants must pass each section.

Military veterans and current military members can apply to have the skills exam waived if they meet the requirements. To qualify for a waiver, applicants must:

  • Be currently enlisted in the military.
  • Have operated a commercial vehicle as part of their military duties for at least 2 years.
  • Have been discharged from the military within the past 12 months.
  • Submit (Form CDL-ST WVR) CDL Skills Test Waiver Application for Military Skills Waiver. The commanding officer must sign this document.

Additional Information

Information on the Utah Department of Public Safety

The Utah Department of Public Safety administers CDL license requirements in Utah. To get more information contact them via:

Website: https://dld.utah.gov/licensingid-cards/commercial-driver-license-cdl/

Phone: 801.965.4437


Additional Utah CDL Helpful Links

Please use the links below to access Utah CDL testing resources and to learn more about practice driving tests for the state of Utah.