Free Kentucky 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 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 2021 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
Which of these statements about emergency steering is true?
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
Placing a phone call while driving:
Which of the following systems should receive extra attention during winter weather inspection?
Which of these is true about tires and hot weather?
Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
In mountain driving you will have to use a lower gear to drive safely on a grade. Which of these does NOT affect your choice of gear?
How current must your logbook be?
California allows 20,000 pounds maximum on the steer axle. The tread width of your tires is 11 inches, and the load rating on your steer tires is 7000 pounds. How much weight can you carry on your steer axle in California?
Snow and ice must be removed from the radiator because otherwise:
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,700 and your trailer tandems are 30,600. Based upon a trailer with 4 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
In case of which fires can you use water to put it out?
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter up to 45 inches loaded crosswise as a group,lengthwise tiedowns should be either one 1/2 in chain or wire rope, or:
The maximum number of "looks" allowed during the driving exam is:
If you load cargo into the overhang portion of the trailer, what will be the result?
In case of brake failure, methods of stopping the vehicle include escaping into an open field, side street, or ramp, and:
What is the minimum WLL required of tiedowns securing loaded intermodal containers on non-chassis vehicles?
Steering wheel play should not be more than:
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: 11,100, drives: 32,600, gross: 71,400

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 32,850, gross: 72,400

You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
Escape ramps:
Which of these statements about rear drive wheel braking skid is true?
What should you do if a car coming toward you at night keeps its high beams on?
Which of the following is not a requirement of wood used as blocking or bracing?
Which of the following is not a reason why loads should be secured?
Some large trucks have curved mirrors. These mirrors:
How far should a driver look ahead of the vehicle while driving?
Your log must include all of the following except:
Controlled braking:
An ABS light that comes on or stays on while driving indicates:
Which of the following has the greatest affect on the gross vehicle weight?
Cargo that isn't prevented from forward movement, and is 4 feet long and weighs 1,500 lbs requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
When parked on the side of a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions, place warning devices:
To help stay alert while driving, when should you take breaks?
To adjust driving space to slippery conditions, all of the following are space considerations except:
Cargo must satisfy one of the following securement conditions except:
What is the minimum nominal dimension of timber blocking used to secure concrete pipe?
Stab braking should not be used on vehicles with:
Water should never be used to put out a gasoline fire, and also what other kind of fire?
When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
What is bell pipe concrete?
A container chassis vehicle, by definition, is:
What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
"You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercials driver’s license. You are asked to deliver hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle. You should:"
It is safe to remove the radiator cap or any other part of the pressurized system:
How long does it typically take a tractor-trailer to cross a single set of railroad tracks?
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?