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.
Which statement below is false?
2.
You are driving on a clear night. You must dim your headlights from high to low. You should adjust your speed so that you can stop within:
3.
When using stab braking, all of the following are steps except
4.
A stack of shortwood loaded lengthwise can be secured with one tiedown if:
5.
When road lighting is poor or confusing, you should:
6.
In case of tire failure, you should do all of the following except:
7.
A stake pocket is:
8.
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
9.
Retarders:
10.
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
11.
When you are driving on a snow packed road, you should reduce your speed by:
12.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
13.
A container chassis vehicle is defined as:
14.
To prevent brake fade you should:
15.
What is the maximum allowable weight on a 5-axle combination vehicle?
16.
A cleat is a short piece of wood used:
17.
It is accepted that friction mats provide a resistance to horizontal movement equal to:
18.
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check except:
19.
In order to drive placarded vehicles, drivers are required to have:
20.
Which of the following is not an acceptable method of containing loose parts when securing flattened or crushed vehicles?
21.
Which of the following headlight issues can be hazardous?
22.
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
23.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
24.
Who must complete a log?
25.
A placarded vehicle must have how many identical placards?
26.
Which of the following is not a requirement for shortwood loaded lengthwise?
27.
Which of the following vehicles will have the longest stopping distance?
28.
You must park on a side of a level, straight, four-lane divided highway. Where should you place the reflective triangles?
29.
What is the minimum allowable tread depth for every groove on the front tires?
30.
Which of these is true about hauling hazardous materials?
31.
If an oncoming vehicle drifts into your lane you should:
32.
All of the following are classified as "a drink" and contain the same amount of alcohol except:
33.
Controlled braking:
34.
When you see a pedestrian or bicyclist along the road you should:
35.
When changing lanes, put you turn signal on, and:
36.
An ABS light that comes on or stays on while driving indicates:
37.
Which of the following has the greatest affect on the gross vehicle weight?
38.
Can state inspectors inspect your truck or bus?
39.
Vehicles should be equipped with all of the following emergency equipment except:
40.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
41.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of tire failure?
42.
What is aggregate working load limit?
43.
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
44.
A steel coil weighing 21,000 lbs requires how much securement against forward movement?
45.
If you hear on the radio that there is a major snowstorm forecast along your route, will you qualify for the Adverse Driving Conditions Exception?
46.
What is the minimum WLL used to block forward movement of cargo weighing 36,500 lbs?
47.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns required through the eye of a metal coil loaded crosswise?
48.
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?
49.
As part of their pre-trip cargo securement inspection, drivers should:
50.
When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true except: