Free Kentucky 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 KY General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the KY CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test covers most of the subject areas on the Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 KY commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
KY CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
The center of gravity of a load:
2.
Which of these statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
3.
What violation occurs on the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
4.
In case of low friction between the cargo and deck, which of these is not a solution?
5.
Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?
6.
Which of these is true about driving in a tunnel?
7.
When using stab braking, all of the following are steps except
8.
Methods to keep a cradle from sliding include:
9.
Which of these is not a brake check you normally do during your walk-around inspection?
10.
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
11.
When you change your duty status, you must document all of the following except:
12.
ABS malfunction lights will be what color?
13.
If your brakes fail on a downgrade, you must first:
14.
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?
15.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
16.
Instead of stopping in an emergency, what is many times the safer action?
17.
In cargo securement, a 'well' is defined as:
18.
When driving in cold weather your tire tread should:
19.
When driving, when is it acceptable to signal other drivers that it is safe to pass?
20.
While driving, ice builds up on your wipers and they no longer clean the windshield. You should:
21.
A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and car or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces is:
22.
In bad weather many drivers tailgate large vehicles. What should you do?
23.
Adding or burning off fuel will mainly change the amount of weight on which axles?
24.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
25.
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
26.
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?
27.
Why did Congress enact the Bridge Formula in 1975?
28.
The engine brake effect is greater when the engine is _____ governed RPM and the transmission is on a _____ gear.
29.
If you must cross into the oncoming lane to make a turn, you should:
30.
When exiting or entering on a curved freeway ramp, you should:
31.
The proper time to cancel your turn signal for a lane change or turn is:
32.
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
33.
When you are passing a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle you should assume that:
34.
Option #3 for a single metal coil with eyes lengthwise requires:
35.
Ways that drinking alcohol can affect the brain include:
36.
You should use your horn when:
37.
Which of these is the proper signal to change lane?
38.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
39.
Is the following example within legal HOS limits?

- A trucker starts driving at 12:00pm
- At 5pm the driver takes a 1 hour break
- At 6pm the driver begins driving again
- At 11:30pm, the driver shuts down and goes off duty for 10 consecutive hours
40.
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
41.
When driving with ABS, remember:
42.
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
43.
A major safety concern of a broken or faulty exhaust system is:
44.
The definition for "shortwood" identifies pieces that are no longer than:
45.
Your trailer has a 6 inch hole spacing in the tandem slider rail and your trailer tandems are 900 pounds overweight. What is the minimum number of holes you will have to slide the tandems to get the tandems within legal limits?
46.
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?
47.
What is a rub rail?
48.
According to the general rule, for how much space should you leave in front of your vehicle at speeds below 40 mph?
49.
What violations occurred on the below example?
50.
The maximum number of allowable looks and/or pull-ups on any particular exam exercise is: