# Free Alabama CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2023

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our AL General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Alabama CDL manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Alabama General Knowledge Test such as shifting techniques, railroad crossing safety, drunk driving laws, and much more to make you become a safer driver. In addition, each question has a detailed explanation that will help you understand the concept and answer future questions about it correctly. If you don't get the pass right away, don't worry, you can take this practice test an unlimited number of times to make sure you learn all the questions. Our Alabama CDL practice test will refine your driving knowledge so you can earn your CDL and start driving on the roads. Let’s take our practice test now!

Our CDL practice tests:
Based on 2021 AL commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
AL CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
To help you to stay alert while driving, you should:
2.
Which of these statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
3.
How many red reflective triangles are you required to carry?
4.
The BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
5.
Securing cargo on a flatbed trailer is typically done using:
6.
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
7.
When driving in very hot weather, it is critically important to carefully inspect:
8.
Overloading can have all of the following effects EXCEPT:
9.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
10.
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise, EXCEPT:
11.
A stake pocket is:
12.
By definition, what is a wedge?
13.
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
14.
How many on duty hours are remaining after the following has been logged (use a scratch sheet of paper if you need to):

- On duty/not driving: 3 hours

- Driving: 4 hours

- Sleeper berth: 8 hours

- Driving: 7 hours

- Off duty: 2 hours
15.
Freeway exits can be dangerous for commercial vehicles, at what speed should you enter the exit?
16.
A bulkhead is defined as:
17.
18.
In bad weather many drivers tailgate large vehicles. What should you do?
19.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 31,700 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon a trailer with 6 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
20.
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
21.
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check, EXCEPT:
22.
While driving through an intersection, you should:
23.
EOBR's are required to automatically record which of the following?
24.
Specific securement methods are required for boulders that:
25.
In case you have to fight a fire, also aim the extinguisher:
26.
What violation has occurred at 10:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
27.
When stopping behind another vehicle, a safe gap to leave is one that:
28.
29.
You may hang up on a railroad track if:
30.
'Blocking' is defined as:
31.
The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
32.
What should you do while turning?
33.
Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
34.
If loading and securing paper rolls on a second layer ______.
35.
Cargo must satisfy one of the following securement conditions, EXCEPT:
36.
What is the minimum nominal dimension of timber blocking used to secure concrete pipe?
37.
What does emergency braking mean?
38.
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
39.
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
40.
Whenever you double your speed, it will require how much more distance to stop?
41.
The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
42.
The condition of all in-cab controls should be checked for:
43.
Which of these is true about mirror adjusting?
44.
Some suggestions for reducing stress and aggressiveness while driving might include all of the following EXCEPT:
45.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
46.
Most good drivers will look ahead:
47.
Oil, coolant, charging circuit warning lights should go out _________.
48.
If traveling slower than traffic flow on a grade, if legal you should:
49.
The pre-trip inspection should generally include how many steps?
50.
When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true, EXCEPT: