Free Maryland 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 MD General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Maryland CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Maryland General Knowledge Test such as shifting techniques, railroad crossing safety, drunk driving laws, and much more that makes 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 Maryland 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 MD commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
MD CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
What is the minimum weight of a shipment of paper rolls that would require specific securement requirements?
2.
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?
3.
To help you to stay alert while driving, you should:
4.
"According to the driver’s manual, why should you limit the use of your horn?"
5.
When driving vehicles with ABS, braking:
6.
Weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles called:
7.
Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?
8.
A hazard:
9.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
10.
What does the 14 hour on duty limit mean?
11.
When using tiedowns to secure boulders, all of the following are requirements except:
12.
Cargo with a high center of gravity:
13.
Which of these is true about hazardous materials:
14.
Vehicles exempt from Certificate of Safety inspection requirements include:
15.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ___ miles at normal highway speed.
16.
What are the four basic weight limits?
17.
For safer night time driving, windshields and mirrors should be:
18.
What factor has the greatest affect on how much weight is moved per hole in the tandem slider rail?
19.
If you load cargo into the overhang portion of the trailer, what will be the result?
20.
You should use your mirror to check?
21.
What is the 8 day / 70 hour on duty limit?
22.
Rust around wheel nuts may indicate what?
23.
When loading bell pipe on one tier, all of the following apply except:
24.
The condition in which water or slush collects on the road and your tires lose contact and have little or no traction is called:
25.
What violation has occurred at 10:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
26.
The engine brake effect is greater when the engine is _____ governed RPM and the transmission is on a _____ gear.
27.
What should you do if you are unsure whether you have enough overhead clearance?
28.
When confronted with an aggressive driver, you should do all of the following except:
29.
When activated, retarders apply braking power when:
30.
Aggregate Working Load Limit is defined as:
31.
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
32.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is NOT true?
33.
A combined Tank vehicle & hazardous material endorsement will be designated with what letter on the CDL?
34.
To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?
35.
After turning and getting up to speed:
36.
What is the WLL of a 1/2-inch Grade 70 tiedown?
37.
Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. While traveling on a level road, you press the brake pedal and find that it goes to the floor. Which of these statements is true?
38.
What hours must your logbook show?
39.
If loading and securing paper rolls on a second layer:
40.
An intermodal container is:
41.
Which of these statements about vehicle fire is true?
42.
Which of the statements about backing a heavy vehicle is NOT true?
43.
When securing building materials, how many tiedowns are required for top tier bundles longer than 5 ft?
44.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
45.
When involved in an accident and not seriously injured, basic steps you should take include assist the injured, notify authorities, and:
46.
Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
47.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,400 and your trailer tandems are 31,100. 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?
48.
Indirect tiedowns create what direction of force?
49.
In terms of cargo securement, what is a 'well'?
50.
The purpose of hazmat rules includes all of these except: