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.
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
2.
The best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
3.
How many red reflective triangles are you required to carry?
4.
Sometimes you need to leave a road to avoid a hazard or emergency. When you do, you should keep in mind, that:
5.
Any driver convicted of violating an out-of-service order will be disqualified for a minimum of:
6.
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
7.
Weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles called:
8.
You are driving in an area with few streetlights, if you cannot see well with your headlights, which of the actions may help:
9.
When the hydraulic brakes fail while you are driving, the system will not build up pressure and the brake pedal will feel spongy or go to the floor. What should you do?
10.
To stop a drive-wheel skid, you should:
11.
On an accident scene, if a qualified helper is present you should:
12.
You should be prepared to the examiner:
13.
Why should drivers always be looking for hazards?
14.
Which of the statements about pre-trip inspection is true?
15.
To prevent brake fade you should:
16.
When you sight-side back your vehicle into an alley stopping as close as possible to the rear of the alley it is called:
17.
The total weight of a powered unit, the trailer and the cargo is called?
18.
All of the following apply to farm vehicle operator CDL exemption except:
19.
Banding is:
20.
Securing heavy vehicles or equipment with crawler tracks or wheel requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
21.
Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
22.
EOBR's are required to automatically record which of the following?
23.
A dunnage bag is:
24.
Good general shifting techniques for going down a long downgrade include:
25.
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
26.
Which of these should you NOT do in an emergency situation?
27.
What is a cab shield?
28.
You must park on a side of a level, straight, four-lane divided highway. Where should you place the reflective triangles?
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.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
31.
A friction mat is used to:
32.
What is the cargo's center of gravity?
33.
The maximum number of pull-ups allowed during the driving exam before failure is:
34.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

35.
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
36.
If you slide the 5th wheel toward the nose of the tractor, what will be the effect?
37.
What is the only acceptable cure for driver fatigue?
38.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL of all tiedowns in a group of concrete pipe?
39.
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
40.
When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:
41.
Which of these items is NOT checked for a pre-trip inspection?
42.
All of the following are good tips to staying fit and ready to drive except:
43.
If you have used up all of your 14 hour on duty time, how many hours would you regain after an 8 hour break in the sleeper berth?
44.
A steel coil weighing 21,000 lbs requires how much securement against forward movement?
45.
You are driving on a two-lane road. An oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is most often the best action to take?
46.
Some suggestions for reducing stress and aggressiveness while driving might include all of the following except:
47.
In the following picture, what are axles 4 and 5 commonly referred to as?

48.
If you are able to exert 200 pounds of force against an object but you are only exerting 50 pounds of force to do so, what method are you applying to make this happen?
49.
CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing:
50.
How many days worth of logbook entries must you have available to show during an inspection?