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 driving at more than 40 mph, what is the safe minimum following distance for ideal daytime conditions?
2.
How do you correct a drive-wheel acceleration skid?
3.
On what day and time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
4.
What should be true about other drivers:
5.
You are checking your steering and exhaust system in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problems, if found, should be fixed before the vehicle is driven?
6.
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
7.
Which violation occurs on the below example?
8.
High friction securement devices include:
9.
Using 6 miles per gallon as your fuel mileage and 8 pounds per gallon for the weight of fuel, how much total fuel weight will you burn off in 600 miles?
10.
An anchor point is defined as:
11.
Drivers should be aware that convex mirrors will make reflections look:
12.
In case of tire failure, you should do all of the following except:
13.
On which of the below logs did a violation occur?

Day 1



Day 2

14.
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
15.
What are the four basic weight limits?
16.
A cleat is a short piece of wood used:
17.
What factor has the greatest affect on how much weight is moved per hole in the tandem slider rail?
18.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 31,700 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon a trailer with 6 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
19.
What factors typically determine your blood alcohol concentration BAC?
20.
When securing paper rolls on a flatbed or curtainside vehicle, it is acceptable to stack rolls with eyes vertical:
21.
Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
22.
In case of brake failure, methods of stopping the vehicle include escaping into an open field, side street, or ramp, and:
23.
Who enforces HOS regulations?
24.
Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time?
25.
Which of these statements about cargo loading is true?
26.
.5g is equal to what?
27.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
28.
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
29.
The proper time to cancel your turn signal for a lane change or turn is:
30.
Which statement about EOBR's is true?
31.
In case of a fire in the cargo area of a van or box trailer, you should:
32.
What is the WLL of a 1/2-inch Grade 70 tiedown?
33.
Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. While traveling on a level road, you press the brake pedal and find that it goes to the floor. Which of these statements is true?
34.
What is low-speed offtracking?
35.
Which of these is the proper signal to change lane?
36.
Which statement below accurately describes the 11 hour driving limit?
37.
An intermodal container is:
38.
Cargo must satisfy one of the following securement conditions except:
39.
What is aggregate working load limit?
40.
A good inspection habit is for the driver to re-inspect the cargo:
41.
The most common cause of skids is:
42.
When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
43.
All of the following are true of alcohol except:
44.
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
45.
Which statement below is false?
46.
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
47.
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
48.
Which day below contains a 30 minute break violation?
Day 1

Day 2
49.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns required through the eye of a metal coil loaded crosswise?
50.
When securing concrete pipe up to 45 inches loaded crosswise, tiedowns through the pipe must be: