Free Maine 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 ME General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Maine CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Maine 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 Maine 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 ME commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
ME CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
You are driving at night and you must dim your headlights for traffic. Good speed management says you should:
2.
Which of these pieces of emergency equipment should always be carried in your vehicle?
3.
Why is it important to shift gears correctly?
4.
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?
5.
There are three maximum limits you must follow at all times. Those limits are:
6.
Retreaded, recapped, or regrooved tires are allowed on the front wheels of a bus when?
7.
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)
8.
Proper fire prevention should include paying attention to all of these except:
9.
Option #3 for securing metal coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes all of the following except:
10.
Which of the following statements about speed management is true?
11.
When securing building materials, spacer requirements include all of the following except:
12.
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
13.
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:
14.
Which of the following is considered on duty time
15.
The total weight of a powered unit, the trailer and the cargo is called?
16.
A securement system must be capable of resisting how much lateral (side-to-side) force, at minimum?
17.
Banding is:
18.
Securing heavy vehicles or equipment with crawler tracks or wheel requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
19.
Cargo and securement devices should be checked within how many miles after starting a trip?
20.
What will be the ultimate limitation that prevents you from putting the trailer tandems as far to the rear of the trailer as possible?
21.
Your vehicle will be put out of service if ____ or more leaves in any leaf spring are missing.
22.
Steering wheel play should not be more than:
23.
You should try to park so that:
24.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
25.
Which of these could be considered off duty time?
26.
You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
27.
If you increase your speed from 20 to 60 mph (original speed times 3), how much more braking distance is required at 60 mph than at 20 mph?
28.
Which of these statements about braking is true?
29.
Option #3 for a single metal coil with eyes lengthwise requires:
30.
Which statement is true?
31.
Your log must include all of the following except:
32.
When you see a pedestrian or bicyclist along the road you should:
33.
When securing heavy vehicles, what is the minimum WLL of each tiedown?
34.
You should use your horn when:
35.
When securing metal coils, it is acceptable to use nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure:
36.
Mirror adjustment can only be checked accurately when:
37.
Vehicles should be equipped with all of the following emergency equipment except:
38.
When backing, all of the following are important safety rules:
39.
Which statement below accurately describes the 11 hour driving limit?
40.
An intermodal container is:
41.
Water should never be used to put out a gasoline fire, and also what other kind of fire?
42.
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
43.
A major safety concern of a broken or faulty exhaust system is:
44.
Low-beam headlights generally light to a distance of:
45.
All of the following are concerns for driving on offramps or onramps except:
46.
If you lose pressure in hydraulic brakes, you can:
47.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
48.
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?
49.
Heavy vehicles often move slower than others. Which of these is NOT a good rule to follow while driving a heavy vehicle?
50.
Which log below contains at least one violation?
Day 1

Day 2