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.
Why should you try to move to your right when steering in an emergency?
2.
Which of these statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
3.
Which of these statements about alcohol is NOT true?
4.
What time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
5.
A hook-lift container is:
6.
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
7.
Drivers should be aware that convex mirrors will make reflections look:
8.
On which of the below logs did a violation occur?

Day 1



Day 2

9.
What should you do when you see a hazard in the roadway ahead of you?
10.
What is true about using a heater?
11.
Why should drivers always be looking for hazards?
12.
Freeway exits can be dangerous for commercial vehicles, at what speed should you enter the exit?
13.
Which of these statements about drugs is true?
14.
When entering or crossing traffic, observe all of the following except:
15.
To avoid driving when tired, if at all possible you should schedule your trips:
16.
When driving, when is it acceptable to signal other drivers that it is safe to pass?
17.
The 14 hour limit can be extended by:
18.
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
19.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 31,700 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon a trailer with 6 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.
Drivers are generally only allowed to use cell phones or text in all of the following situations except:
21.
How many violations have occurred on the below log?
22.
EOBR's are required to automatically record which of the following?
23.
Passing on the wrong side of the road, passing in a school zone, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street are all specific examples of:
24.
In what circumstance can shortwood be treated as longwood?
25.
What is the minimum angle that indirect tiedowns must form with the vehicle?
26.
A load weighing 41,500 lbs requires securement against rearward force of:
27.
What are most front-wheel skids caused by:
28.
Which of these could be considered off duty time?
29.
You are driving a heavy vehicle. You must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill. You should:
30.
What are the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, and roughly how much weight is transferred per hole?
31.
When exiting or entering on a curved freeway ramp, you should:
32.
When you are starting to move up a hill from a stop:
33.
An anchor point is defined as:
34.
The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
35.
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the drive axles?

Percentage of fuel weight to drive axles: 30%

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,275, drives: 33,750, gross: 77,220

36.
If unsure of the exact location of the center of gravity of your cargo, where would you rather have the center of gravity located if you couldn't get it centered?
37.
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
38.
When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
39.
During the Stop/Start maneuver, when stopped, your vehicle:
40.
When parked on the side of a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions, place warning devices:
41.
To determine blood alcohol concentration level for a person, it is necessary to know:
42.
While driving, the freight must not:
43.
What is bell pipe concrete?
44.
Some of the serious driving errors that can be caused by alcohol include:
45.
During the vehicle inspection, checking of ___ will NOT prevent a fire.
46.
Heavy vehicles often move slower than others. Which of these is NOT a good rule to follow while driving a heavy vehicle?
47.
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
48.
Some suggestions for reducing stress and aggressiveness while driving might include all of the following except:
49.
How long does it typically take a tractor-trailer to cross a single set of railroad tracks?
50.
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?