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.
What are the Federal standards for the gross vehicle weight of a 5 axle commercial vehicle?
2.
You are driving at night and you must dim your headlights for traffic. Good speed management says you should:
3.
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
4.
You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you. The marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the marking mean?
5.
One can recognize hazardous materials by looking on the container:
6.
Which of these is NOT a danger when an automatic transmission is forced into a low gear at a high speed?
7.
Which of these statements about cold weather driving is true?
8.
When can your logbook be inspected?
9.
How many days are you required to keep your completed logs?
10.
Which of the following systems should receive extra attention during winter weather inspection?
11.
How current must your logbook be?
12.
Which of the following statements about speed management is true?
13.
When securing building materials, spacer requirements include all of the following except:
14.
A left-hand turn should end:
15.
You are starting your vehicle in motion from a stop. As you apply power to the drive wheels, they start to spin. You should:
16.
Most serious skids result from:
17.
Another name for 'skid', a platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article.
18.
When driving, when is it acceptable to signal other drivers that it is safe to pass?
19.
How many violations occur on the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
20.
In order to drive placarded vehicles, drivers are required to have:
21.
In cargo securement, bracing is:
22.
How long should it take oil pressure to come up to normal?
23.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
24.
How does the weight of the vehicle affect stopping distance?
25.
What three distances build up the total stopping distance of your truck or bus?
26.
If you are forced to leave the road in an emergency, all of these are good guidelines except:
27.
When banding paper rolls with eyes vertical, you should:
28.
When you are passing a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle you should assume that:
29.
A key principle to remember about loading cargo is to keep the load:
30.
A minimum disqualification of 12 months will result for any driver who:
31.
Sliding your trailer tandems forward or backward will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
32.
Cargo securement for a load weighing 37,000 lbs must be able to withstand a minimum forward braking force of:
33.
When you see a pedestrian or bicyclist along the road you should:
34.
High beams should only be used at a distance of:
35.
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
36.
A 'hook-lift container' is:
37.
If you do not have a CB-radio, what procedure should you follow on an accident scene?
38.
Which statement below accurately describes the 11 hour driving limit?
39.
To help stay alert while driving, when should you take breaks?
40.
Requirements for securing heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery apply at what weight?
41.
What does BAC stand for?
42.
Sliding your trailer tandems toward the front or back of the vehicle will primarily change the weight distribution between which sets of axles?
43.
If you lose pressure in hydraulic brakes, you can:
44.
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: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 33,300, gross: 77,300

45.
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?
46.
Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
47.
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and:
48.
If you are able to exert 200 pounds of force against an object but you are only exerting 50 pounds of force to do so, what method are you applying to make this happen?
49.
What violations occurred on the below example?
50.
When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true except: