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.
Define 'bolster':
2.
What time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
3.
The BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
4.
What should be true about other drivers:
5.
When starting a bus on a level surface with good traction there is often no need for:
6.
Backing of the commercial vehicle is:
7.
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
8.
The maximum safe weight that a tire can carry is:
9.
When securing an intermodal container on a chassis, what is the maximum allowable vertical travel when secured?
10.
When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
11.
Which of these is true about hazardous materials:
12.
How many on duty hours are remaining after the following has been logged (use a scratch sheet of paper if you need to):
- On duty/not driving: 3 hours
- Driving: 4 hours
- Sleeper berth: 8 hours
- Driving: 7 hours
- Off duty: 2 hours
13.
Freeway exits can be dangerous for commercial vehicles, at what speed should you enter the exit?
14.
What is the main factor affecting the low-speed offtracking of a tractor trailer?
15.
A bulkhead is defined as:
16.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
17.
To help slow the vehicle to reduce the need for using the service brakes, some vehicles are equipped with:
18.
The responsibility for repairing items noted on the pre-trip report that affect safety belongs to:
19.
A hazmat endorsement will be denied or canceled if:
20.
Impaired drivers who present potential hazards may tend to:
21.
A school bus endorsement is required in order to transport:
22.
Specific securement methods are required for boulders that:
23.
Which of the following is not a requirement for shortwood loaded lengthwise?
24.
Controlled braking is:
25.
Communication means:
26.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?
27.
The best way to keep brakes from getting too hot while going down long grades is to:
28.
What is the primary goal of implementing the Bridge Formula?
29.
When crossing railroad tracks in a placarded vehicle or a bus:
30.
Any CDL holder found to operating a CMV with ANY alcohol in his/her system will be placed out-of-service for a minimum of:
31.
How many anchor points should be used to secure an intermodal container on a chassis vehicle?
32.
Which of these is NOT a danger of a rough acceleration?
33.
Which statement below accurately describes the 11 hour driving limit?
34.
Where in the trailer could you place cargo so that the weight applied to the trailer tandems is greater than the weight of the cargo itself?
35.
What happens to tar on the road pavement during hot weather?
36.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving is about __ at low speed.
37.
A good inspection habit is for the driver to re-inspect the cargo:
38.
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
39.
What violation occurs in the example below?
Day 1
40.
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
41.
What is the presumed resistance to horizontal movement of friction mats?
42.
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
43.
The narrowest end of a boulder should be pointed:
44.
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
45.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
46.
Most good drivers will look ahead:
47.
Which of the following will alter the gross vehicle weight?
48.
Improperly loaded or secured cargo:
49.
Specifically prohibited in the testing area are cellphones and:
50.
The purpose of hazmat rules includes all of these except: