Free Maine 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 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 2021 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
You are driving on a slippery road during the day. What does the Driver’s manual say about how much space you should keep ahead of your truck?
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?
A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo is a:
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
Which of these statements about alcohol is NOT true?
The BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
Special permits will be required for loads that are:
Hazmat placards are what shape?
Which violation occurs on the below example?
What is the maximum blood-alcohol concentration allowed for operating a school bus?
The maximum weight limit on a single axle is:
What violations occurred on Day 2 of this example?
Day 1

Day 2
How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
Freeway exits can be dangerous for commercial vehicles, at what speed should you enter the exit?
In case of which fires can you use water to put it out?
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they have failed. What should you do?
When entering or crossing traffic, observe all of the following EXCEPT:
Overweight, oversized loads:
The 14 hour limit can be extended by:
If you are being tailgated, you should not:
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
Rims with welding repairs or missing lugs:
When starting in slippery conditions, you should:
If you cannot see the driver of a vehicle, then:
The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container is referred to as the:
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 32,200 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
Which day on the example below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
When banding paper rolls with eyes vertical, you should:
Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
Which of these is not a type of retarder?
What is a pallet used for?
When your vehicle is out of gear for more than its length, it will be scored as:
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:
A DUI conviction for a CDL-holder will result in disqualification for a minimum of:
Where in the trailer could you place cargo so that the weight applied to the trailer tandems is greater than the weight of the cargo itself?
Which of the statements about backing a heavy vehicle is NOT true?
A sign of a confused driver who may present a potential hazard is:
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
When starting down a hill, instead of using the foot brakes to control speed:
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?
Which of these is NOT a good rule to follow when caring for injured persons at an accident scene?
When securing paper rolls with eyes crosswise, which of the following can be used to prevent side-to-side shifting when there is more than 8 inches of space to the wall?
Submitting fingerprints for a background check will be required for drivers applying for: