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
Turn signals facing the front should be amber or:
Which of these statements about emergency steering is true?
Any driver convicted of violating an out-of-service order will be disqualified for a minimum of:
Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?
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: 10,200, drives: 31,300, gross: 71,700

After fueling:

steer:11,000, drives: 31,500, gross: 72,700

Who is responsible for ensuring that the vehicles, anchor points and other securement components are in good working order?
An anchor point is defined as:
You are driving a vehicle that could be driven safely at 55 mph on an open road. But traffic is heavy and other vehicles drive at the speed of 35 mph, though the speed limit is 55 mph. The safest speed for your vehicle is more likely to be:
Concrete pipe loaded crosswise generally:
In case of tire failure, you should do all of the following except:
A single metal coil with eye vertical weighing 6,350 lbs requires tiedowns with a minimum aggregate WLL of:
What does DOT stand for?
What should you do when you see a hazard in the roadway ahead of you?
What violations occurred on Day 2 of this example?
Day 1

Day 2
All vehicles on all highways have a maximum allowable height of:
When you sight-side back your vehicle into an alley stopping as close as possible to the rear of the alley it is called:
Which of the following is considered on duty time
When securing building materials, how many knots are acceptable in the tiedown(s)?
Rims with welding repairs or missing lugs:
Securing heavy vehicles or equipment with crawler tracks or wheel requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
When should you test your parking brakes?
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your steer axle?

Miles per gallon: 7
Miles travelled: 280
Percenatage of fuel weight on steer axle: 80%
What will be the ultimate limitation that prevents you from putting the trailer tandems as far to the rear of the trailer as possible?
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 32,200 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
Controlled braking is:
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should:
Aggregate Working Load Limit is defined as:
Which of these statements about brakes is true?
A dunnage bag is:
Sliding your trailer tandems forward or backward will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
Cargo securement for a load weighing 37,000 lbs must be able to withstand a minimum forward braking force of:
You must stop on a hill or curve on a two-lane-two-way road. How far should you place reflective triangles?
In order to perform the in-cab and gauge inspection, which of the following must be done?
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
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?
Which of these items is NOT checked for a pre-trip inspection?
Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving is true?
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel back one hole?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
What violation occurs at 2:00 p.m. on this example?
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
When stopping before a turn, do all of the following except:
What is true about bad weather and driving conditions?
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
Heavy vehicles often move slower than others. Which of these is NOT a good rule to follow while driving a heavy vehicle?
The narrowest end of a boulder should be pointed:
Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
A bulkhead is used:
The pre-trip inspection should generally include how many steps?