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.
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
2.
Which of these statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
3.
How many red reflective triangles are you required to carry?
4.
What does HOS stand for?
5.
Which of these is NOT a danger when an automatic transmission is forced into a low gear at a high speed?
6.
Some general signs that another driver may be distracted include which of the following:
7.
Which of these is not a brake check you normally do during your walk-around inspection?
8.
Which of these statements about speed management is true?
9.
All lights and reflectors should be operating properly, clean, and:
10.
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)
11.
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?
12.
What is a 34 hour restart?
13.
You should be prepared to the examiner:
14.
What is the minimum weight of a load of metal coils that requires specific securement practices?
15.
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
16.
Overweight, oversized loads:
17.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
18.
A container chassis vehicle is defined as:
19.
For safer night time driving, windshields and mirrors should be:
20.
You should wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle:
21.
While exiting the vehicle for a 'look', how many points of contact must you keep with the vehicle at all times?
22.
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
23.
You are driving a truck with a manual transmission. What gear will you probably have to use to take a long, steep downhill grade?
24.
Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
25.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2
26.
What is the Federal standard for the weight limit on a single axle?
27.
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
28.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
29.
In general, the best braking technique to use in maintaining a safe speed when driving on a downgrade is:
30.
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

31.
Should brake adjustment be checked often?
32.
A combined Tank vehicle & hazardous material endorsement will be designated with what letter on the CDL?
33.
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
34.
What is the only acceptable cure for driver fatigue?
35.
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
36.
When crossing railroad tracks in a placarded vehicle or a bus:
37.
A 'hook-lift container' is:
38.
When your vehicle is out of gear for more than its length, it will be scored as:
39.
When securing metal coils, it is acceptable to use nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure:
40.
What is the correct method of determining what percentage of fuel is distributed between the steer axle and the drive axles?
41.
When driving with ABS, remember:
42.
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?
43.
When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
44.
If a straight vehicle (not trailer or articulation) goes into front-wheel skid, it will:
45.
What violation has occurred at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
46.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
47.
What is the minimum WLL of a tiedown used to secure logs?
48.
Which log below contains at least one violation?
Day 1

Day 2
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?