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.
Void filler is:
2.
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: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,700 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
3.
Some general signs that another driver may be distracted include which of the following:
4.
When approaching a railroad crossing, which of these safety precautions applies?
5.
What is the maximum blood-alcohol concentration allowed for operating a school bus?
6.
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
7.
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
8.
When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
9.
Instead of stopping in an emergency, what is many times the safer action?
10.
A stake pocket is:
11.
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
12.
Option #3 for securing metal coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes all of the following except:
13.
If you jam on the brakes and the wheels lock up and skid:
14.
How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?
15.
All vehicles on all highways have a maximum allowable height of:
16.
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
17.
For safer night time driving, windshields and mirrors should be:
18.
When you sight-side back your vehicle into an alley stopping as close as possible to the rear of the alley it is called:
19.
When securing building materials, how many knots are acceptable in the tiedown(s)?
20.
If you are driving while sleepy, the safest remedy is:
21.
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
22.
If you cannot see the driver of a vehicle, then:
23.
When starting in slippery conditions, you should:
24.
Cargo and securement devices should be checked within how many miles after starting a trip?
25.
In order to drive placarded vehicles, drivers are required to have:
26.
In cargo securement, bracing is:
27.
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
28.
Specific suspension problems that drivers should look for include which of the following:
29.
The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container is referred to as the:
30.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2
31.
When loading bell pipe on one tier, all of the following apply except:
32.
What is the minimum angle that indirect tiedowns must form with the vehicle?
33.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
34.
Any activity that draws your attention to something other than the task of driving is considered:
35.
If you are forced to leave the road in an emergency, all of these are good guidelines except:
36.
What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
37.
A chock is generally used to secure:
38.
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the steer axle?

Load rating of steer tires: 6,150 pounds

Percentage of fuel weight to steer axle: 85%

Steer axle weight limit in states you're travelling: 20,000 pounds

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,500, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

39.
A minimum disqualification of 12 months will result for any driver who:
40.
If you slide the 5th wheel toward the nose of the tractor, what will be the effect?
41.
What should you do while turning?
42.
When changing lanes, put you turn signal on, and:
43.
To protect the area after an accident, steps you should take include:
44.
When your vehicle is out of gear for more than its length, it will be scored as:
45.
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
46.
When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
47.
Some suggestions for reducing stress and aggressiveness while driving might include all of the following except:
48.
Which of the following will alter the gross vehicle weight?
49.
When driving downhill, you should use the service brakes:
50.
The purpose of hazmat rules includes all of these except: