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.
Which statement below is false?
2.
Which of the following can be used as part of the cargo securement system?
3.
Hazmat placards are what shape?
4.
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
5.
When driving in very hot weather, it is critically important to carefully inspect:
6.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
7.
Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
8.
When road lighting is poor or confusing, you should:
9.
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
10.
When loaded cement pipe over 45 inches in diameter, which pipes should be blocked, wedged, or otherwise immobilized?
11.
Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
12.
To help slow the vehicle to reduce the need for using the service brakes, some vehicles are equipped with:
13.
When securing rows of coils, requirements include all of the following except:
14.
What is a rub rail?
15.
A hazmat endorsement will be denied or canceled if:
16.
Which of the following is not true of Working Load Limit (WLL)?
17.
Load securement for cargo weighing 29,650 lbs must be able to withstand upward force of how many lbs?
18.
As part of the log packing requirements:
19.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
20.
What is the 8 day / 70 hour on duty limit?
21.
What is the minimum WLL required of tiedowns securing loaded intermodal containers on non-chassis vehicles?
22.
A tiedown with a marked WLL of 8,000 lbs directly attached to an article has an actual WLL of:
23.
In addition to preventing engine freezing, proper coolant levels help:
24.
When confronted with an aggressive driver, you should do all of the following except:
25.
What are the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, and roughly how much weight is transferred per hole?
26.
Which of the following is not a requirement of wood used as blocking or bracing?
27.
When calculating directional forces, 'g' is expressed as:
28.
An outside vehicle observation will be scored every time the driver:
29.
Cargo securement for a load weighing 37,000 lbs must be able to withstand a minimum forward braking force of:
30.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL of all tiedowns in a group of concrete pipe?
31.
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
32.
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
33.
What hours must your logbook show?
34.
Minimum tread depth on every groove on all tires must be at least:
35.
Which of the following is considered off duty time?
36.
When checking the general condition of the vehicle, which of the following should be specifically addressed?
37.
Coming down steep, long, downgrades will require a driver to:
38.
Generally, when steering in an emergency, which direction is your best option?
39.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your drive axles?

Miles per gallon: 6

Miles travelled: 360

Percentage of fuel weight on drive axles: 30%
40.
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following except:
41.
The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
42.
The condition of all in-cab controls should be checked for:
43.
Some of the serious driving errors that can be caused by alcohol include:
44.
The pre-trip inspection should show that the exhaust system is:
45.
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?
46.
You should try to avoid driving in fog:
47.
What is a rub rail?
48.
What kind of extinguisher would you use to fight an electrical fire?
49.
If you're able to arrive early for a delivery, you should:
50.
The pre-trip inspection should generally include how many steps?