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 are driving at night and you must dim your headlights for traffic. Good speed management says you should:
2.
The best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
3.
To help you to stay alert while driving, you should:
4.
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
5.
High beams should be:
6.
A hazard:
7.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
8.
Hazmat placards are what shape?
9.
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
10.
Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
11.
What keeps an engine cool in hot weather driving?
12.
When road lighting is poor or confusing, you should:
13.
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
14.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) means the following:
15.
Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
16.
When securing building materials, spacer requirements include all of the following except:
17.
When securing rows of coils, requirements include all of the following except:
18.
What is a rub rail?
19.
Load securement for cargo weighing 29,650 lbs must be able to withstand upward force of how many lbs?
20.
All vehicles or drivers must carry:
21.
What is the minimum WLL required of tiedowns securing loaded intermodal containers on non-chassis vehicles?
22.
Which day on the example below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
23.
Brake fade:
24.
In addition to preventing engine freezing, proper coolant levels help:
25.
When confronted with an aggressive driver, you should do all of the following except:
26.
What are the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, and roughly how much weight is transferred per hole?
27.
The best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve, then __________ as you go through it.
28.
Which statement is true?
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.
You should use your horn when:
33.
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
34.
What hours must your logbook show?
35.
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
36.
Minimum tread depth on every groove on all tires must be at least:
37.
Which of these statements about engine overheating is true?
38.
Which of the following is considered off duty time?
39.
Coming down steep, long, downgrades will require a driver to:
40.
A steel coil weighing 21,000 lbs requires how much securement against forward movement?
41.
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%
42.
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following except:
43.
Some of the serious driving errors that can be caused by alcohol include:
44.
During the vehicle inspection, checking of ___ will NOT prevent a fire.
45.
Which of these is true about mirror adjusting?
46.
The pre-trip inspection should show that the exhaust system is:
47.
Posted heights at overpasses:
48.
You should try to avoid driving in fog:
49.
What is a rub rail?
50.
The pre-trip inspection should generally include how many steps?