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 something you should do if your headlights are not working properly?
2.
Which of these is the best general rule for night driving?
3.
What is the best way to prevent brake failure on long downgrades?
4.
All of the following are requirements for dividing vehicles over 33ft except:
5.
When the roads are slippery, you should:
6.
The BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
7.
When making a left turn, you should do which of the following?
8.
When using tiedowns to secure boulders, all of the following are requirements except:
9.
Commercial drivers are allowed to hold CDL's in how many states at the same time?
10.
Which of these is correct about emergency or evasive action?
11.
Escape ramps on downgrades:
12.
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
13.
By definition, what is a wedge?
14.
When securing rolls of paper with eyes vertical, how many points of contact are required to consider a roll secure?
15.
Why is damage to the exhaust system a danger?
16.
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
17.
When driving at night, you should:
18.
If you are being tailgated, you should not:
19.
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
20.
Adding or burning off fuel will mainly change the amount of weight on which axles?
21.
All vehicles or drivers must carry:
22.
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
23.
Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
24.
Cargo is contained when:
25.
Which of the following is not an acceptable method of containing loose parts when securing flattened or crushed vehicles?
26.
When driving through the work zone you should:
27.
Specific suspension problems that drivers should look for include which of the following:
28.
Distracted driving could be any of the following except:
29.
Which of the following headlight issues can be hazardous?
30.
EOBR's are required to automatically record which of the following?
31.
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: 11,100, drives: 32,600, gross: 71,400

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 32,850, gross: 72,400

32.
When exiting or entering on a curved freeway ramp, you should:
33.
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?
34.
'Blocking' is defined as:
35.
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the steer axle?

Load rating of steer tires: 6,150 pounds

Percentage of fuel weight to steer axle: 85%

Steer axle weight limit in states you're travelling: 20,000 pounds

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,500, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

36.
If a CDL-holder's privilege to drive non-CMV's is revoked or suspended more than once for alcohol, felony, or controlled substance violations, the CDL will be disqualified for:
37.
Controlled braking:
38.
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
39.
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
40.
Specific parts of the CDL driving and skills exam include which of the following?
41.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
42.
What is the minimum WLL used to block forward movement of cargo weighing 36,500 lbs?
43.
If a straight vehicle (not trailer or articulation) goes into front-wheel skid, it will:
44.
How much space in front of you is needed while driving on a highway?
45.
The narrowest end of a boulder should be pointed:
46.
Some suggestions for reducing stress and aggressiveness while driving might include all of the following except:
47.
Indirect tiedowns create what direction of force?
48.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
49.
The pre-trip inspection should generally include how many steps?
50.
When securing paper rolls with eyes crosswise, which of the following can be used to prevent side-to-side shifting when there is more than 8 inches of space to the wall?