Free Massachusetts 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 MA General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the MA CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Massachusetts General Knowledge Test such as shifting techniques, railroad crossing safety, drunk driving laws, and much more to make 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 Massachusetts 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 MA commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
MA CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
How many red reflective triangles are you required to carry?
2.
In case of low friction between the cargo and deck, which of these is not a solution?
3.
Which of these statements about emergency steering is true?
4.
Which of these pieces of emergency equipment should always be carried in your vehicle?
5.
Which statement below is false?
6.
Sometimes you need to leave a road to avoid a hazard or emergency. When you do, you should keep in mind, that:
7.
When starting a bus on a level surface with good traction there is often no need for:
8.
Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?
9.
Which of these is true about tires and hot weather?
10.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
11.
When you change your duty status, you must document all of the following except:
12.
ABS malfunction lights will be what color?
13.
When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
14.
Major signs of tire failure could include:
15.
In cargo securement, a 'well' is defined as:
16.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) means the following:
17.
In cargo securement, a wedge is defined as:
18.
Which statement below is true?
19.
In bad weather many drivers tailgate large vehicles. What should you do?
20.
You should wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle:
21.
When securing building materials, how many knots are acceptable in the tiedown(s)?
22.
What does emergency braking mean?
23.
Drivers must inspect the securement of cargo every 150 miles or:
24.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
25.
A chock is defined as:
26.
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%
27.
Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
28.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 32,200 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
29.
What is the minimum WLL required of tiedowns securing loaded intermodal containers on non-chassis vehicles?
30.
Controlled braking is:
31.
What are the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, and roughly how much weight is transferred per hole?
32.
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should:
33.
The maximum number of pull-ups allowed during the driving exam before failure is:
34.
Empty trucks:
35.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

36.
What is the WLL of a 1/2-inch Grade 70 tiedown?
37.
An ABS light that comes on or stays on while driving indicates:
38.
Can state inspectors inspect your truck or bus?
39.
During the Stop/Start maneuver, when stopped, your vehicle:
40.
What hours must your logbook show?
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.
Cargo must satisfy one of the following securement conditions except:
44.
Stab braking should not be used on vehicles with:
45.
Generally, when steering in an emergency, which direction is your best option?
46.
A driver will generally be required to have a DOT medical card in order to drive which of the following:
47.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
48.
Improperly loaded or secured cargo:
49.
When driving downhill, you should use the service brakes:
50.
According to the general rule, for how much space should you leave in front of your vehicle at speeds below 40 mph?