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 best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
2.
What violation has occurred on the below log?

3.
If you are stopped at a roadside rest area and found to have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.02 you will:
4.
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong wind is true?
5.
Why is it important to shift gears correctly?
6.
As the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
7.
Applying the brakes repeatedly on a downgrade to reduce speed 5 mph below your target is called:
8.
When approaching a railroad crossing, which of these safety precautions applies?
9.
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
10.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
11.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
12.
Escape ramps on downgrades:
13.
Instead of stopping in an emergency, what is many times the safer action?
14.
By definition, what is a wedge?
15.
What is the minimum weight of a load of metal coils that requires specific securement practices?
16.
The distance the truck will travel between noticing a hazard and hitting the brakes is:
17.
In cargo securement, a wedge is defined as:
18.
All vehicles on all highways have a maximum allowable height of:
19.
The principal way of controlling speed on downgrades is:
20.
What is the minimum amount of rearward force that a cargo securement system must withstand?
21.
What is the best advice for drivers when a heavy fog occurs?
22.
You should wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle:
23.
Three serious traffic violations in a 3-year period will result in a CDL disqualification of:
24.
Why should you always plan on arriving to your destination as quickly as possible?
25.
Adding or burning off fuel will mainly change the amount of weight on which axles?
26.
When securing paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following should be used to secure the rear-most roll?
27.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
28.
The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container is referred to as the:
29.
Specific securement methods are required for boulders that:
30.
Good general shifting techniques for going down a long downgrade include:
31.
You weigh the truck immediately before and after fueling. Based on the following, determine what percentage of the weight goes to each set of axles:

Before fueling:

steer: 11,100, drives: 32,600, gross: 71,400

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 32,850, gross: 72,400

32.
Timber used for dunnage must be all of the following except:
33.
You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
34.
When loading paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following is not a requirement for stacking a second layer?
35.
Which of these is true about tire pressure?
36.
'Blocking' is defined as:
37.
Empty trucks:
38.
Which statement about EOBR's is true?
39.
Which of these is not a type of retarder?
40.
When your vehicle is out of gear for more than its length, it will be scored as:
41.
Which of these is true about radiator shutters and the winter-front during winter driving?
42.
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
43.
What is a headboard?
44.
To avoid a crash, you had to drive onto the right shoulder. You are now driving at 40 mph on the shoulder. How should you move back into the pavement?
45.
To adjust driving space to slippery conditions, all of the following are space considerations except:
46.
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following except:
47.
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?
48.
Specifically prohibited in the testing area are cellphones and:
49.
A bulkhead is used:
50.
The pre-trip inspection should generally include how many steps?