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.
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
2.
The most important thing you can do when dealing with an aggressive driver is:
3.
Turn signals facing the front should be amber or:
4.
What violation has occurred on the below log?

5.
In case of low friction between the cargo and deck, which of these is not a solution?
6.
Define 'bolster':
7.
Securing cargo on a flatbed trailer is typically done using:
8.
How many days are you required to keep your completed logs?
9.
When making a left turn, you should do which of the following?
10.
A hook-lift container is:
11.
When securing an intermodal container on a chassis, what is the maximum allowable vertical travel when secured?
12.
What does the 14 hour on duty limit mean?
13.
The maximum safe weight that a tire can carry is:
14.
When you change your duty status, you must document all of the following except:
15.
Overloading can have all of the following effects except:
16.
How current must your logbook be?
17.
A single metal coil with eye vertical weighing 6,350 lbs requires tiedowns with a minimum aggregate WLL of:
18.
To secure a cubic-shaped boulder, how many tiedowns are required, at minimum?
19.
Service brake stopping action should be tested at:
20.
Which of these are requirements for securement systems?
21.
The Aggregate Working Load Limit should, at minimum, be:
22.
When securing metal coils with eyes vertical, the angle between tiedown and deck, if possible, should be:
23.
When is it acceptable to use amphetamines to help you stay awake while driving?
24.
Why should drivers avoid foreign objects in the road?
25.
The maximum number of "looks" allowed during the driving exam is:
26.
It is accepted that friction mats provide a resistance to horizontal movement equal to:
27.
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check except:
28.
A school bus endorsement is required in order to transport:
29.
Aggregate Working Load Limit is defined as:
30.
Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
31.
When backing, all of the following are important safety rules:
32.
Mirror adjustment can only be checked accurately when:
33.
To help stay alert while driving, when should you take breaks?
34.
What is the best way to determine what percentage of the weight of fuel will go to each set of axles?
35.
If you were instructed to 'tarp' a load, what would you be using?
36.
Low-beam headlights generally light to a distance of:
37.
Sharp pavement drop-offs:
38.
What is the maximum ideal angle for an effective direct tiedown?
39.
When securing building materials, how many tiedowns are required for top tier bundles longer than 5 ft?
40.
You weigh the truck immediately before and after fueling. Based on the following, determine what percentage of the weight goes to each set of axles.

Before fueling:

steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 33,300, gross: 77,300

41.
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2

42.
When securing a paper roll with a width that is more than twice its diameter, which of the following is not an acceptable method of securement to prevent tipping?
43.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,400 and your trailer tandems are 31,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
44.
The definition for "shortwood" identifies pieces that are no longer than:
45.
Your trailer has a 6 inch hole spacing in the tandem slider rail and your trailer tandems are 900 pounds overweight. What is the minimum number of holes you will have to slide the tandems to get the tandems within legal limits?
46.
There will be times when you must take a minimum of a 30 minute break off duty before performing which of the following tasks?
47.
CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing:
48.
Improperly loaded or secured cargo:
49.
If traveling slower than traffic flow on a grade, if legal you should:
50.
How many days worth of logbook entries must you have available to show during an inspection?