Free California CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2022

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our CA General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the California CDL Handbook. Our test covers most of the subject areas on the California 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 California CDL practice test an unlimited number of times to make sure you learn all the questions. Our practice test will refine your driving knowledge so you can earn your CDL and start driving on the roads. Let’s take our CDL practice test now!

Our CDL practice tests:
Based on 2022 CA commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
CA CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo is a:
2.
Which statement is true?
3.
What time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
4.
Special permits will be required for loads that are:
5.
Applying the brakes repeatedly on a downgrade to reduce speed 5 mph below your target is called:
6.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
7.
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
8.
In case of illness that prevents you from driving safely, you should:
9.
A tank vehicle endorsement is required to drive tank vehicles with a combined capacity of:
10.
California allows 20,000 pounds maximum on the steer axle. The tread width of your tires is 11 inches, and the load rating on your steer tires is 7000 pounds. How much weight can you carry on your steer axle in California?
11.
All of the following are key parts of the steering system except:
12.
The responsibility for repairing items noted on the pre-trip report that affect safety belongs to:
13.
Sliding the 5th wheel will change the weight distribution almost exclusively between which sets of axles?
14.
A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and car or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces is:
15.
If you load cargo into the overhang portion of the trailer, what will be the result?
16.
Why should you always plan on arriving to your destination as quickly as possible?
17.
Drivers must inspect the securement of cargo every 150 miles or:
18.
Which of the following headlight issues can be hazardous?
19.
How long should it take oil pressure to come up to normal?
20.
Steering wheel play should not be more than:
21.
Drivers who have trouble sleeping at night, fall asleep at odd times, or snore loudly, gasp, and choke in their sleep should:
22.
Specific securement methods are required for boulders that:
23.
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
24.
Every time you pull off the expressway to take a break, you use about how much time off your 11-hour driving limit?
25.
Gross combination weight (GCW) is:
26.
What is a cab shield?
27.
When activated, retarders apply braking power when:
28.
An example of reckless driving is:
29.
A friction mat is used to:
30.
Using 7 miles per gallon as your fuel mileage and 8 pounds per gallon for the weight of fuel, how much total fuel weight will you burn off in 210 miles?
31.
A dunnage bag is:
32.
"Brake fade" is:
33.
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?
34.
What are the two primary laws governing the placement of the tandems?
35.
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
36.
When parked on the side of a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions, place warning devices:
37.
Vehicles should be equipped with all of the following emergency equipment except:
38.
A DUI conviction for a CDL-holder will result in disqualification for a minimum of:
39.
Which of the following techniques will not change the weight distribution across your axles?
40.
Requirements for securing heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery apply at what weight?
41.
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
42.
A major safety concern of a broken or faulty exhaust system is:
43.
What is bell pipe concrete?
44.
Sliding your trailer tandems toward the front or back of the vehicle will primarily change the weight distribution between which sets of axles?
45.
The narrowest end of a boulder should be pointed:
46.
Indirect tiedowns create what direction of force?
47.
Most good drivers will look ahead:
48.
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and:
49.
In the following picture, what are axles 4 and 5 commonly referred to as?

50.
What violations occurred on the below example?