# Free Arkansas CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2023

You are looking for actual Arkansas CDL practice tests for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our AR General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Arkansas CDL manual. Our test covers most of the subject areas on the Arkansas 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 CDL practice test pack 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 AR commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
AR CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
2.
The best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
3.
In case of tire failure, all of the following will be steps in your response EXCEPT:
4.
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong wind is true?
5.
Which of the following can be used as part of the cargo securement system?
6.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 35 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe?
7.
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
8.
When can your logbook be inspected?
9.
If the cargo is fully contained in a sided vehicle, what is the minimum requirement for withstanding sideways force?
10.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
11.
In cargo securement, a wedge is defined as:
12.
Retarders:
13.
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
14.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ___ miles at normal highway speed.
15.
You are starting your vehicle in motion from a stop. As you apply power to the drive wheels, they start to spin. You should:
16.
A container chassis vehicle is defined as:
17.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
18.
What factor has the greatest affect on how much weight is moved per hole in the tandem slider rail?
19.
What factors typically determine your blood alcohol concentration BAC?
20.
If you are being tailgated, you should not:
21.
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
22.
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check, EXCEPT:
23.
When securing paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following should be used to secure the rear-most roll?
24.
Cargo and securement devices should be checked within how many miles after starting a trip?
25.
Every time you pull off the expressway to take a break, you use about how much time off your 11-hour driving limit?
26.
Which of these should you NOT do in an emergency situation?
27.
Which of these actions are NOT recommended for a left turn?
28.
What should you do if you are unsure whether you have enough overhead clearance?
29.
You must park on a side of a level, straight, four-lane divided highway. Where should you place the reflective triangles?
30.
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
31.
Which of these is true about hauling hazardous materials?
32.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

33.
A tractor trailer traveling 55 mph will travel how far between when the brain perceives a hazard and stopping?
34.
Under normal circumstances, what is the maximum allowed width for commercial vehicles?
35.
Given that general cargo securement requires a WLL of at least 50% of cargo weight, how many 1/2-inch Grade 70 chains would be required for a load of 34,500 lbs?
36.
A 'hook-lift container' is:
37.
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?
38.
Which of these is the proper signal to change lane?
39.
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
40.
All of the following are good tips to staying fit and ready to drive, EXCEPT:
41.
What happens to tar on the road pavement during hot weather?
42.
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
43.
Whenever you double your speed, it will require how much more distance to stop?
44.
Low-beam headlights generally light to a distance of:
45.
Which of these lights cannot be checked at the same time?
46.
The value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination vehicle is _________.
47.
The definition for "shortwood" identifies pieces that are no longer than:
48.
A Class A CDL is required to drive a combination vehicle of over 26,001 lbs towing a vehicle weighing:
49.
There will be times when you must take a minimum of a 30 minute break off duty before performing which of the following tasks?
50.
When securing paper rolls with eyes crosswise, which of the following can be used to prevent side-to-side shifting when there is more than 8 inches of space to the wall?