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
A vehicle is loaded with very little weight on the drive axle. What may happen?
Which of these statements about managing space to the sides is true?
"According to the driver’s manual, why should you limit the use of your horn?"
When the roads are slippery, you should:
Special permits will be required for loads that are:
A hazard:
"The driver’s manual suggests several things to do when you pass a vehicle. Which of these is NOT one of them?"
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
You are driving a vehicle that could be driven safely at 55 mph on an open road. But traffic is heavy and other vehicles drive at the speed of 35 mph, though the speed limit is 55 mph. The safest speed for your vehicle is more likely to be:
When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
What is the aggregate WLL of one 7/15 inch Grade 43 chain, and three 5/16 inch Grade 70 chains?
In mountain driving you will have to use a lower gear to drive safely on a grade. Which of these does NOT affect your choice of gear?
If you jam on the brakes and the wheels lock up and skid:
Service brake stopping action should be tested at:
When you sight-side back your vehicle into an alley stopping as close as possible to the rear of the alley it is called:
When entering or crossing traffic, observe all of the following EXCEPT _________.
What factor has the greatest affect on how much weight is moved per hole in the tandem slider rail?
What is the most important reason to inspect your truck or bus?
Load securement for cargo weighing 29,650 lbs must be able to withstand upward force of how many lbs?
As part of the log packing requirements:
Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true?
There are two types of jackknife, they are:
Rims with welding repairs or missing lugs:
Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
Drivers who have trouble sleeping at night, fall asleep at odd times, or snore loudly, gasp, and choke in their sleep should:
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
The object of the pre-trip inspection is:
A tiedown with a marked WLL of 8,000 lbs directly attached to an article has an actual WLL of:
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should:
Some large trucks have curved mirrors. These mirrors:
Should brake adjustment be checked often?
The maximum allowable overall length for semitrailers is:
A tractor trailer traveling 55 mph will travel how far between when the brain perceives a hazard and stopping?
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
Under the adverse driving conditions exception, how many additional hours can you drive?
Cargo that isn't prevented from forward movement, and is 4 feet long and weighs 1,500 lbs requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:
When parked on the side of a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions, place warning devices _________.
When securing metal coils, it is acceptable to use nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure:
When backing, all of the following are important safety rules:
Backing your vehicle in a straight line without crossing over or touching the exercise boundaries is called:
To avoid a crash, you had to drive onto the right shoulder. You are now driving at 40 mph on the shoulder. How should you move back into the pavement?
When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following, except:
What violation occurs in the example below?
Day 1
All of the following are concerns for driving on offramps or onramps EXCEPT:
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
There will be times when you must take a minimum of a 30 minute break off duty before performing which of the following tasks?
You have steer tires rated at 6,150 pounds each, and you're in the state of West Virginia which says the legal limit for the steer axle is 20,000 pounds. What's the maximum legal weight you can carry on your steer axle in West Virginia?
The maximum number of allowable looks and/or pull-ups on any particular exam exercise is: