Free Colorado CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2022

You are looking for an actual Colorado CDL practice test for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our CO General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Colorado CDL manual. Our test covers most of the subject areas on the Colorado 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 practice test an unlimited number of times to make sure you learn all the questions. Our CDL practice test will refine your driving knowledge so you can earn your CDL and start driving on the roads. Let’s get ready to take our practice test now!

Our CDL practice tests:
Based on 2022 CO commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
CO CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
What are the Federal standards for the gross vehicle weight of a 5 axle commercial vehicle?
2.
If the cargo is fully contained in a sided vehicle, what is the minimum requirement for withstanding sideways force?
3.
As a way to maximize all time available, you should always do the following:
4.
To stop a drive-wheel skid, you should:
5.
When approaching a railroad crossing, which of these safety precautions applies?
6.
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
7.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
8.
What is a cab shield?
9.
Overloading can have all of the following effects except:
10.
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?
11.
What is the aggregate WLL of one 7/15 inch Grade 43 chain, and three 5/16 inch Grade 70 chains?
12.
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: 80%

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

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

13.
When shifting you should do all of the following except:
14.
A hazmat endorsement will be denied or canceled if:
15.
When securing paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following should be used to secure the rear-most roll?
16.
In case of brake failure, methods of stopping the vehicle include escaping into an open field, side street, or ramp, and:
17.
A securement system must be capable of resisting how much lateral (side-to-side) force, at minimum?
18.
A chock is defined as:
19.
The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container is referred to as the:
20.
Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
21.
Who enforces HOS regulations?
22.
Using controlled braking, brakes are applied as hard as possible:
23.
In cargo securement, the deck is:
24.
EOBR's are required to automatically record which of the following?
25.
Rust around wheel nuts may indicate what?
26.
When activated, retarders apply braking power when:
27.
A chock is generally used to secure:
28.
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

29.
Using 7 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 210 miles?
30.
A minimum disqualification of 12 months will result for any driver who:
31.
If a CDL-holder's privilege to drive non-CMV's is revoked or suspended more than once for alcohol, felony, or controlled substance violations, the CDL will be disqualified for:
32.
All of the following are classified as "a drink" and contain the same amount of alcohol except:
33.
High beams should only be used at a distance of:
34.
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
35.
When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
36.
In Oregon, the maximum weight on the steer axle is listed as 600 pounds per inch of tire tread width up to 20,000 pounds. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,150 pounds each and are 10 inches wide. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can carry in Oregon?
37.
What is the minimum nominal dimension of timber blocking used to secure concrete pipe?
38.
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
39.
Generally, when steering in an emergency, which direction is your best option?
40.
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%
41.
Which statement below is false?
42.
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel forward two holes?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
43.
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
44.
When securing a paper roll with a width that is more than twice its diameter, which of the following is not an acceptable method of securement to prevent tipping?
45.
Sliding your 5th wheel will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
46.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
47.
CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing:
48.
Oil, coolant, charging circuit warning lights should go out:
49.
When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method:
50.
Shifting gears on most heavy vehicles using manual transmissions will require: