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 merging:
2.
When is the driver responsible for inspecting cargo and securing devices?
3.
Which of these is NOT something you should do if your headlights are not working properly?
4.
You are driving on a clear night. You must dim your headlights from high to low. You should adjust your speed so that you can stop within:
5.
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
6.
A hazard:
7.
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
8.
On an accident scene, if a qualified helper is present you should:
9.
You should lightly apply your brakes to flash the brake lights if:
10.
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
11.
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
12.
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
13.
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
14.
A hazmat endorsement will be denied or canceled if:
15.
Medicine used to treat the common cold:
16.
What factors typically determine your blood alcohol concentration BAC?
17.
Three serious traffic violations in a 3-year period will result in a CDL disqualification of:
18.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter of more than 45 inches loaded crosswise, how many tiedowns are required through each pipe at minimum?
19.
Who enforces HOS regulations?
20.
What is the minimum WLL required of tiedowns securing loaded intermodal containers on non-chassis vehicles?
21.
Passing on the wrong side of the road, passing in a school zone, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street are all specific examples of:
22.
Escape ramps:
23.
What is the main factor that will limit how far back you can slide your tandems?
24.
Which of these is a good thing to do when steering to avoid a crash?
25.
Which of these statements about rear drive wheel braking skid is true?
26.
A tiedown with a marked WLL of 8,000 lbs directly attached to an article has an actual WLL of:
27.
When activated, retarders apply braking power when:
28.
If you are forced to leave the road in an emergency, all of these are good guidelines except:
29.
When turning quickly in an emergency, which of the following applies:
30.
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
31.
What is the cargo's center of gravity?
32.
If an oncoming vehicle drifts into your lane you should:
33.
What should you do while turning?
34.
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?
35.
Overall length limit on vehicles transporting machinery, poles, or structural objects is:
36.
You must drive on a slippery road. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
37.
Which of these items is NOT checked for a pre-trip inspection?
38.
All of the following are good tips to staying fit and ready to drive except:
39.
When you are parked on the side of the road at night you must:
40.
What is the minimum nominal dimension of timber blocking used to secure concrete pipe?
41.
Which of these statements about acceleration is true?
42.
What is the maximum ideal angle for an effective direct tiedown?
43.
A driver will generally be required to have a DOT medical card in order to drive which of the following:
44.
You weigh the truck immediately before and after fueling. Based on the following, determine what percentage of the weight goes to each set of axles.

Before fueling:

steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 33,300, gross: 77,300

45.
Which day below contains a 30 minute break violation?
Day 1

Day 2
46.
In the following picture, what are axles 4 and 5 commonly referred to as?

47.
Products that pose a risk to health, safety
and property during transportation are called:
48.
CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing:
49.
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?
50.
When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true except: