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.
To prevent a load from shifting, there should be at least one tie down for every ____ feet of cargo.
2.
Which of these is NOT something you should do if your headlights are not working properly?
3.
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
4.
Any driver convicted of violating an out-of-service order will be disqualified for a minimum of:
5.
High beams should be:
6.
Why Do HOS Regulations Exist?
7.
At what time does a violation occur on this log?
8.
Which day below contains at least 1 violation?
Day 1

Day 2
9.
Some general signs that another driver may be distracted include which of the following:
10.
All lights and reflectors should be operating properly, clean, and:
11.
If you have to make a vehicle inspection report you must sign it
12.
To stop a drive-wheel skid, you should:
13.
When you encounter a driver that appears to be distracted, you should:
14.
What violations occurred on Day 2 of this example?
Day 1

Day 2
15.
Snow and ice must be removed from the radiator because otherwise:
16.
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: 80%

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

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

17.
A left-hand turn should end:
18.
The Aggregate Working Load Limit should, at minimum, be:
19.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,700 and your trailer tandems are 30,600. Based upon a trailer with 4 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
20.
To help slow the vehicle to reduce the need for using the service brakes, some vehicles are equipped with:
21.
Which of the following is not true of Working Load Limit (WLL)?
22.
All vehicles or drivers must carry:
23.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter of more than 45 inches loaded crosswise, how many tiedowns are required through each pipe at minimum?
24.
A school bus endorsement is required in order to transport:
25.
The bridge formula:
26.
Your vehicle will be put out of service if ____ or more leaves in any leaf spring are missing.
27.
Your brakes can get wet when driving through heavy rain. What can happen if the brakes are applied?
28.
.5g is equal to what?
29.
What happens if an EOBR malfunctions?
30.
A chain marked with a
4 is identified as what kind?
31.
Communication means:
32.
Why does vehicle speed naturally increase on a downgrade?
33.
In a pressurized cooling system, coolant level should be checked:
34.
Using 7 miles per gallon as your fuel mileage and 8 pounds per gallon for the weight of fuel, how much total fuel weight will you burn off in 210 miles?
35.
Option #3 for a single metal coil with eyes lengthwise requires:
36.
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
37.
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
38.
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
39.
Combination vehicles must display license plates:
40.
You must drive on a slippery road. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
41.
When securing metal coils, it is acceptable to use nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure:
42.
Which of these is NOT a danger of a rough acceleration?
43.
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?
44.
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel back one hole?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
45.
When stopping before a turn, do all of the following except:
46.
If a straight vehicle (not trailer or articulation) goes into front-wheel skid, it will:
47.
What is the presumed resistance to horizontal movement of friction mats?
48.
When securing a single metal coil with eyes vertical:
49.
When starting down a hill, instead of using the foot brakes to control speed:
50.
You have steer tires rated at 6,150 pounds each, and you're in the state of West Virginia which says the legal limit for the steer axle is 20,000 pounds. What's the maximum legal weight you can carry on your steer axle in West Virginia?