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.
The driver is responsible for all of the following except for:
2.
Which of these statements about managing space to the sides is true?
3.
By law, who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and road-worthiness of a CMV?
4.
On what day and time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
5.
Which of these is NOT a danger when an automatic transmission is forced into a low gear at a high speed?
6.
In case of a fire, you should pull off the road and do all of the following except:
7.
Which of these statements about speed management is true?
8.
ABS malfunction lights will be what color?
9.
When a coolant container is part of a pressurized system which of these is true?
10.
Based on the following information, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the drive axles?

Percentage of fuel weight to drive axles: 25%

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,275, drives: 33,800, gross: 77,420

11.
Which of these are not part of the front pre-trip inspection?
12.
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
13.
Sliding the 5th wheel will change the weight distribution almost exclusively between which sets of axles?
14.
What factors typically determine your blood alcohol concentration BAC?
15.
Medicine used to treat the common cold:
16.
Rims with welding repairs or missing lugs:
17.
Circumstances that would make wheels and rims unsafe include the following except:
18.
When should you test your parking brakes?
19.
A securement system must be capable of resisting how much lateral (side-to-side) force, at minimum?
20.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your steer axle?


Miles per gallon: 7
Miles travelled: 280
Percenatage of fuel weight on steer axle: 80%
21.
Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
22.
How long should it take oil pressure to come up to normal?
23.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2
24.
The object of the pre-trip inspection is:
25.
You may hang up on a railroad track if:
26.
When calculating directional forces, 'g' is expressed as:
27.
Some large trucks have curved mirrors. These mirrors:
28.
What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
29.
A friction mat is used to:
30.
Should brake adjustment be checked often?
31.
A key principle to remember about loading cargo is to keep the load:
32.
In case of a fire in the cargo area of a van or box trailer, you should:
33.
An outside vehicle observation will be scored every time the driver:
34.
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
35.
What is a pallet used for?
36.
When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:
37.
You are required to inspect your truck within how many miles after beginning the trip?
38.
To avoid an accident you moved to the shoulder. The shoulder is clear, you should:
39.
Backing your vehicle in a straight line without crossing over or touching the exercise boundaries is called:
40.
What is the best way to determine what percentage of the weight of fuel will go to each set of axles?
41.
Requirements for securing heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery apply at what weight?
42.
Whenever you double your speed, it will require how much more distance to stop?
43.
Some causes of fuel fires include improper fueling, driver smoking, and:
44.
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel forward two holes?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
45.
Sharp pavement drop-offs:
46.
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
47.
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?
48.
What is the minimum WLL of a tiedown used to secure logs?
49.
Which of the following will alter the gross vehicle weight?
50.
If traveling slower than traffic flow on a grade, if legal you should: