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.
Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
2.
When driving at more than 40 mph, what is the safe minimum following distance for ideal daytime conditions?
3.
Turn signals facing the front should be amber or:
4.
Which statement is true?
5.
Hydroplaning:
6.
You are driving in an area with few streetlights, if you cannot see well with your headlights, which of the actions may help:
7.
A hook-lift container is:
8.
What is the aggregate WLL of one 7/15 inch Grade 43 chain, and three 5/16 inch Grade 70 chains?
9.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
10.
When coming down a long, steep downgrade, what should be your primary method of controlling your speed?
11.
When driving in cold weather your tire tread should:
12.
Service brake stopping action should be tested at:
13.
To prevent rolling, how many points of contact are required, at minimum, for a boulder resting on a rounded or partially rounded side?
14.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ___ miles at normal highway speed.
15.
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?
16.
When is it acceptable to use amphetamines to help you stay awake while driving?
17.
Why should drivers avoid foreign objects in the road?
18.
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?
19.
What is the most important reason to inspect your truck or bus?
20.
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
21.
When securing concrete pipe loaded crosswise, arrange the top tier:
22.
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:
23.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2
24.
Rust around wheel nuts may indicate what?
25.
A dunnage bag is:
26.
The engine brake effect is greater when the engine is _____ governed RPM and the transmission is on a _____ gear.
27.
Which of these is a good thing to do when steering to avoid a crash?
28.
A friction mat is used to:
29.
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?
30.
A dunnage bag is:
31.
Under the adverse driving conditions exception, how many additional hours can you drive?
32.
In Oregon, the maximum weight on the steer axle is listed as 600 pounds per inch of tire tread width up to 20,000 pounds. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,150 pounds each and are 10 inches wide. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can carry in Oregon?
33.
To correct a drive wheel braking skid, you should:
34.
What is the best way to determine what percentage of the weight of fuel will go to each set of axles?
35.
Minimum tread depth on every groove on all tires must be at least:
36.
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?
37.
Which of the following techniques will not change the weight distribution across your axles?
38.
What is the correct method of determining what percentage of fuel is distributed between the steer axle and the drive axles?
39.
If you were instructed to 'tarp' a load, what would you be using?
40.
When entering and exiting an expressway, and also generally any time you drive, you should:
41.
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
42.
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following except:
43.
All of the following are concerns for driving on offramps or onramps except:
44.
What is the presumed resistance to horizontal movement of friction mats?
45.
The value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination vehicle is?
46.
A sign of a confused driver who may present a potential hazard is:
47.
The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
48.
What is true about bad weather and driving conditions?
49.
Posted heights at overpasses:
50.
Which of the following will alter the gross vehicle weight?