Free Michigan CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2023

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our MI General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Michigan CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Michigan 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 Michigan 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 2021 MI commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
MI CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
How do you correct a drive-wheel acceleration skid?
Which of these is NOT a good thing to do when driving on slippery roads?
Which of the following can be used as part of the cargo securement system?
Weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles called:
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
What keeps an engine cool in hot weather driving?
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
When driving in cold weather your tire tread should:
How current must your logbook be?
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2

Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
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: 80%

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

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they have failed. What should you do?
When securing rows of coils, requirements include all of the following except:
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter up to 45 inches loaded crosswise as a group,lengthwise tiedowns should be either one 1/2 in chain or wire rope, or:
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check except:
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
When stopping behind another vehicle, a safe gap to leave is one that:
Every time you pull off the expressway to take a break, you use about how much time off your 11-hour driving limit?
You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph. There are no vehicles in front of you. Suddenly a tire blew out of your vehicle, what should you do first?
Which of the following vehicles will have the longest stopping distance?
When you are starting to move up a hill from a stop:
'Blocking' is defined as:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?
The best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve, then __________ as you go through it.
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
What is the WLL of a 1/2-inch Grade 70 tiedown?
Under the adverse driving conditions exception, how many additional hours can you drive?
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
Specific parts of the CDL driving and skills exam include which of the following?
Is the following example within legal HOS limits?

- A trucker starts driving at 12:00pm
- At 5pm the driver takes a 1 hour break
- At 6pm the driver begins driving again
- At 11:30pm, the driver shuts down and goes off duty for 10 consecutive hours
To avoid a crash, you had to drive onto the right shoulder. You are now driving at 40 mph on the shoulder. How should you move back into the pavement?
Stab braking should not be used on vehicles with:
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
Coming down steep, long, downgrades will require a driver to:
You should stop driving:
A driver will generally be required to have a DOT medical card in order to drive which of the following:
You should always turn on your emergency four-way flashers when you:
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
When securing a paper roll with a width that is more than twice its diameter, which of the following is not an acceptable method of securement to prevent tipping?
A Class A CDL is required to drive a combination vehicle of over 26,001 lbs towing a vehicle weighing:
When involved in an accident and not seriously injured, basic steps you should take include assist the injured, notify authorities, and:
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?
In the following picture, what are axles 4 and 5 commonly referred to as?

What is a rub rail?