Free Illinois 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 IL General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Illinois CDL manual. Our CDL practice test covers most of the subject areas on the Illinois 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 Illinois CDL Practice Test will refine your driving knowledge so you can earn your CDL and start driving on the roads. Let’s take our practice test now!

Our CDL practice tests:
Based on 2022 IL commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
IL 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.
The best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
3.
You are driving on a slippery road during the day. What does the Driver’s manual say about how much space you should keep ahead of your truck?
4.
When are helpers needed to back your vehicle?
5.
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
6.
High friction securement devices include:
7.
Which of these statements about speed management is true?
8.
An anchor point is defined as:
9.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
10.
When should drivers inspect their vehicles?
11.
If you jam on the brakes and the wheels lock up and skid:
12.
What does DOT stand for?
13.
Which of these are requirements for securement systems?
14.
Which of these are not part of the front pre-trip inspection?
15.
When securing metal coils with eyes vertical, the angle between tiedown and deck, if possible, should be:
16.
To prevent brake fade you should:
17.
A tiedown is defined as:
18.
Load securement for cargo weighing 29,650 lbs must be able to withstand upward force of how many lbs?
19.
What is the maximum weight that can be secured by a tiedown with a marked WLL of 5,000 lbs?
20.
Cargo and securement devices should be checked within how many miles after starting a trip?
21.
How long should it take oil pressure to come up to normal?
22.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 32,200 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
23.
Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true?
24.
What is the minimum angle that indirect tiedowns must form with the vehicle?
25.
Every time you pull off the expressway to take a break, you use about how much time off your 11-hour driving limit?
26.
Gross combination weight (GCW) is:
27.
Which of the following is not a requirement for shortwood loaded lengthwise?
28.
The tread depth on front steering wheel tires should be:
29.
Drivers of trucks and tractor-trailers with cargo must check that the cargo is well secured within the first ___ miles of the trip.
30.
Whenever possible, a row of metal coils with eyes vertical requires one direct tiedown to secure against rearward movement at what maximum angle?
31.
An anchor point is defined as:
32.
The best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve, then __________ as you go through it.
33.
Which of these statements about brakes is true?
34.
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
35.
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:
36.
Sliding your trailer tandems forward or backward will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
37.
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
38.
What is a pallet used for?
39.
What does GCWR stand for?
40.
Which of these is true about radiator shutters and the winter-front during winter driving?
41.
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
42.
Merging to the road is safest if you:
43.
Containerized loads:
44.
When driving with ABS, remember:
45.
What violation occurs in the example below?
Day 1
46.
If you lose pressure in hydraulic brakes, you can:
47.
A sign of a confused driver who may present a potential hazard is:
48.
What is true about bad weather and driving conditions?
49.
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and:
50.
How many days worth of logbook entries must you have available to show during an inspection?