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.
The center of gravity of a load:
2.
Which of these statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
3.
What is the aggregate WLL of two indirect tiedowns with a WLL of 5,000 lbs, and one tiedown with a WLL of 6,000 lbs?
4.
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
5.
The North American Cargo Securement Standard cover vehicles weighing:
6.
To stop a drive-wheel skid, you should:
7.
When driving in very hot weather, it is critically important to carefully inspect:
8.
What is the aggregate WLL of one 7/15 inch Grade 43 chain, and three 5/16 inch Grade 70 chains?
9.
How current must your logbook be?
10.
Which statement below is true?
11.
Why is damage to the exhaust system a danger?
12.
Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
13.
Why should drivers always be looking for hazards?
14.
Cargo inspection:
15.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
16.
When driving, when is it acceptable to signal other drivers that it is safe to pass?
17.
What is the maximum allowable weight on a 5-axle combination vehicle?
18.
When shifting you should do all of the following except:
19.
What does emergency braking mean?
20.
You should signal continuously while turning because:
21.
In case of brake failure, methods of stopping the vehicle include escaping into an open field, side street, or ramp, and:
22.
Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
23.
Passing on the wrong side of the road, passing in a school zone, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street are all specific examples of:
24.
What is the Federal standard for the weight limit on a single axle?
25.
What is the minimum angle that indirect tiedowns must form with the vehicle?
26.
Good general shifting techniques for going down a long downgrade include:
27.
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

28.
A placarded vehicle must have how many identical placards?
29.
What is the main factor that will limit how far back you can slide your tandems?
30.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 55 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space that you need to have in front of your vehicle?
31.
In addition to preventing engine freezing, proper coolant levels help:
32.
If you are convicted for driving under the influence while driving a commercial vehicle, and this is your first offense, you most likely will get:
33.
Controlled braking is:
34.
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
35.
Which of these is true about hauling hazardous materials?
36.
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
37.
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: 85%

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

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,500, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

38.
The maximum number of pull-ups allowed during the driving exam before failure is:
39.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

40.
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?
41.
What hours must your logbook show?
42.
Which of these items is NOT checked for a pre-trip inspection?
43.
What is a headboard?
44.
Containerized loads:
45.
What is the best way to determine what percentage of the weight of fuel will go to each set of axles?
46.
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
47.
How much space in front of you is needed while driving on a highway?
48.
Indirect tiedowns create what direction of force?
49.
What is a rub rail?
50.
On combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches, amber or yellow reflectors must be installed: