Free Louisiana 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 LA General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Louisiana CDL Book. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 LA commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
LA CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
You are driving on a clear night with your low beam lights on. If your headlights let you see about 250 feet ahead of you, you should adjust your speed so that you can stop within about _____ feet.
When is it necessary to learn how a fire extinguisher works?
Which of these is NOT a danger when an automatic transmission is forced into a low gear at a high speed?
Tourists may be hazardous because?
The BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
Backing of the commercial vehicle is:
Securing cargo on a flatbed trailer is typically done using:
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: 10,200, drives: 31,300, gross: 71,700

After fueling:

steer:11,000, drives: 31,500, gross: 72,700

All lights and reflectors should be operating properly, clean, and:
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
Cargo with a high center of gravity:
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
What does DOT stand for?
To secure a cubic-shaped boulder, how many tiedowns are required, at minimum?
What is true about using a heater?
Why should drivers always be looking for hazards?
Freeway exits can be dangerous for commercial vehicles, at what speed should you enter the exit?
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the steer axle?

Load rating of steer tires: 6,150 pounds

Percentage of fuel weight to steer axle: 80%

Steer axle weight limit in states you're travelling: 20,000 pounds

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

Which of the following are not a primary factor affecting weight distribution across the axles?
Overweight, oversized loads:
You're loaded heavy with 1/2 tank of fuel onboard. Using the following numbers, where should you move the 5th wheel to get it setup properly?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
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:
Another name for 'skid', a platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article.
What factor has the greatest affect on how much weight is moved per hole in the tandem slider rail?
Which of the following is not true of Working Load Limit (WLL)?
In cargo securement, the deck is:
Drivers who have trouble sleeping at night, fall asleep at odd times, or snore loudly, gasp, and choke in their sleep should:
If you must cross into the oncoming lane to make a turn, you should:
Which of these actions are NOT recommended for a left turn?
The tread depth on front steering wheel tires should be:
Empty trucks:
Ways that drinking alcohol can affect the brain include:
After turning and getting up to speed:
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
What is low-speed offtracking?
If you must drive in fog, some considerations include which of the following:
When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
Can state inspectors inspect your truck or bus?
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving is about __ at low speed.
A good inspection habit is for the driver to re-inspect the cargo:
Putting too much weight towards the rear may cause all of these except:
Sharp pavement drop-offs:
A driver will generally be required to have a DOT medical card in order to drive which of the following:
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?
What is the minimum number of tiedowns required through the eye of a metal coil loaded crosswise?
In terms of cargo securement, what is a 'well'?
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?
According to the general rule, for how much space should you leave in front of your vehicle at speeds below 40 mph?