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 do you stop a front-wheel skid?
2.
To help you to stay alert while driving, you should:
3.
In case of tire failure, all of the following will be steps in your response except:
4.
When driving vehicles with ABS, braking:
5.
In case of a fire, you should pull off the road and do all of the following except:
6.
Why is it important to shift gears correctly?
7.
You are checking your steering and exhaust system in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problems, if found, should be fixed before the vehicle is driven?
8.
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
9.
Which violation occurs on the below example?
10.
Using 6 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 600 miles?
11.
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
12.
Instead of stopping in an emergency, what is many times the safer action?
13.
In case of tire failure, you should do all of the following except:
14.
What is true about using a heater?
15.
Why should drivers always be looking for hazards?
16.
All of the following are key parts of the steering system except:
17.
Which of the following is considered on duty time
18.
Why should you always plan on arriving to your destination as quickly as possible?
19.
When securing paper rolls on a flatbed or curtainside vehicle, it is acceptable to stack rolls with eyes vertical:
20.
The maximum distance from the rear allowed for attaching mechanisms used to secure roll-on/roll-off containers is:
21.
Cargo and securement devices should be checked within how many miles after starting a trip?
22.
If you have a road emergency and must park on the shoulder, how soon should you put out your triangles?
23.
Using controlled braking, brakes are applied as hard as possible:
24.
Which violations have occurred in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
25.
Timber used for dunnage must be all of the following except:
26.
In case you have to fight a fire, also aim the extinguisher:
27.
Which of these could be considered off duty time?
28.
Brake fade:
29.
Why does vehicle speed naturally increase on a downgrade?
30.
Drivers of trucks and tractor-trailers with cargo must check that the cargo is well secured within the first ___ miles of the trip.
31.
When turning quickly in an emergency, which of the following applies:
32.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
33.
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
34.
Ways that drinking alcohol can affect the brain include:
35.
If you slide the 5th wheel toward the nose of the tractor, what will be the effect?
36.
All of the following are classified as "a drink" and contain the same amount of alcohol except:
37.
Which of these is not a type of retarder?
38.
In order to perform the in-cab and gauge inspection, which of the following must be done?
39.
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
40.
When backing, all of the following are important safety rules:
41.
Backing your vehicle in a straight line without crossing over or touching the exercise boundaries is called:
42.
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
43.
Which of these statements about engine overheating is true?
44.
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel forward two holes?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
45.
A container chassis vehicle, by definition, is:
46.
When securing building materials, how many tiedowns are required for top tier bundles longer than 5 ft?
47.
"You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercials driver’s license. You are asked to deliver hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle. You should:"
48.
Sliding your 5th wheel will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
49.
You have steer tires rated at 6,150 pounds each, and you're in the state of West Virginia which says the legal limit for the steer axle is 20,000 pounds. What's the maximum legal weight you can carry on your steer axle in West Virginia?
50.
CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing: