Free Hawaii CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2023

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our HI General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Hawaii CDL manual. Our Hawaii CDL practice test covers most of the subject areas on the Hawaii 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 2021 HI commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
HI CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
Void filler is:
A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo is a:
Define 'bolster':
The primary cause of fatal crashes is:
You are inspecting hydraulic brakes. You should pump the brake pedal three times then apply firm pressure to the pedal for five seconds. If the brakes are working properly, the pedal should:
When using stab braking, all of the following are steps except
"The driver’s manual suggests several things to do when you pass a vehicle. Which of these is NOT one of them?"
You are driving a vehicle that could be driven safely at 55 mph on an open road. But traffic is heavy and other vehicles drive at the speed of 35 mph, though the speed limit is 55 mph. The safest speed for your vehicle is more likely to be:
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?
What violations occurred on Day 2 of this example?
Day 1

Day 2
Why is damage to the exhaust system a danger?
Which statement below is true?
A female housing fixed to the side or ends of a vehicle to receive a stake or peg, and may also be used as an anchor point is a:
What are the four basic weight limits?
Another name for 'skid', a platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article.
If you are driving while sleepy, the safest remedy is:
Space to the ____ your vehicle is most important to manage.
Circumstances that would make wheels and rims unsafe include the following except:
Which of the following is not an acceptable method of containing loose parts when securing flattened or crushed vehicles?
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your steer axle?

Miles per gallon: 7
Miles travelled: 280
Percenatage of fuel weight on steer axle: 80%
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
Which day on the example below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph. There are no vehicles in front of you. Suddenly a tire blew out of your vehicle, what should you do first?
Any activity that draws your attention to something other than the task of driving is considered:
Drivers of trucks and tractor-trailers with cargo must check that the cargo is well secured within the first ___ miles of the trip.
When banding paper rolls with eyes vertical, you should:
An outside vehicle observation will be scored every time the driver:
To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?
A tractor trailer traveling 55 mph will travel how far between when the brain perceives a hazard and stopping?
You are driving a heavy vehicle. You must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill. You should:
If you do not have a CB-radio, what procedure should you follow on an accident scene?
Which of these statements about vehicle fire is true?
Which of the statements about backing a heavy vehicle is NOT true?
Requirements for securing heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery apply at what weight?
The most common cause of skids is:
A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tie-down and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned is a:
When stopping before a turn, do all of the following except:
What violation occurs in the example below?
Day 1
Which of these statements about acceleration is true?
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
All of the following are concerns for driving on offramps or onramps except:
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
Some of the serious driving errors that can be caused by alcohol include:
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
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?
You are driving on a two-lane road. An oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is most often the best action to take?