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.
What does HOS stand for?
2.
The North American Cargo Securement Standard cover vehicles weighing:
3.
A row of metal coils loaded with eyes lengthwise requires how many direct tiedowns over each side-by-side row or coil?
4.
A stack of shortwood loaded lengthwise can be secured with one tiedown if:
5.
All lights and reflectors should be operating properly, clean, and:
6.
In cargo securement, what is a 'cleat' defined as?
7.
Major signs of tire failure could include:
8.
You're in Illinois which allows up to 20,000 pounds on the steer axle. You're heading to Indiana which only allows 12,000 on the steer axle. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,500 pounds each. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can be for each of the two states?
9.
What is a 34 hour restart?
10.
You should be prepared to the examiner:
11.
What is the minimum weight of a load of metal coils that requires specific securement practices?
12.
In cargo securement, a wedge is defined as:
13.
All of the following are considered excessive speeding except:
14.
Which of these are not part of the front pre-trip inspection?
15.
You're loaded heavy with 1/2 tank of fuel onboard. Using the following numbers, where should you move the 5th wheel to get it setup properly?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
16.
When entering or crossing traffic, observe all of the following except:
17.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
18.
A container chassis vehicle is defined as:
19.
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
20.
While exiting the vehicle for a 'look', how many points of contact must you keep with the vehicle at all times?
21.
A load weighing 41,500 lbs requires securement against rearward force of:
22.
What is the Federal standard for the weight limit on a single axle?
23.
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
24.
When stopping behind another vehicle, a safe gap to leave is one that:
25.
A placarded vehicle must have how many identical placards?
26.
When turning quickly in an emergency, which of the following applies:
27.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

28.
A combined Tank vehicle & hazardous material endorsement will be designated with what letter on the CDL?
29.
To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?
30.
What is the only acceptable cure for driver fatigue?
31.
If unsure of the exact location of the center of gravity of your cargo, where would you rather have the center of gravity located if you couldn't get it centered?
32.
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
33.
When crossing railroad tracks in a placarded vehicle or a bus:
34.
A 'hook-lift container' is:
35.
When securing metal coils, it is acceptable to use nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure:
36.
What is the correct method of determining what percentage of fuel is distributed between the steer axle and the drive axles?
37.
When driving with ABS, remember:
38.
If you have used up all of your 14 hour on duty time, how many hours would you regain after an 8 hour break in the sleeper berth?
39.
When entering and exiting an expressway, and also generally any time you drive, you should:
40.
A driver will generally be required to have a DOT medical card in order to drive which of the following:
41.
What kind of extinguisher should be used on burning paper, wood, or cloth?
42.
What violation has occurred at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
43.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
44.
What is the minimum WLL of a tiedown used to secure logs?
45.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
46.
The term 'edge protector' refers to:
47.
Which log below contains at least one violation?
Day 1

Day 2
48.
Products that pose a risk to health, safety
and property during transportation are called:
49.
What is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?
50.
According to the general rule, for how much space should you leave in front of your vehicle at speeds below 40 mph?