Free Montana 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 MT General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Montana CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Montana 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 Montana 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 MT commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
MT CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
Vehicle skids are often caused by:
2.
When is the driver responsible for inspecting cargo and securing devices?
3.
Define 'bolster':
4.
Which may be a sign of tire failure?
5.
Tourists may be hazardous because?
6.
When can your logbook be inspected?
7.
High friction securement devices include:
8.
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
9.
Retreaded, recapped, or regrooved tires are allowed on the front wheels of a bus when?
10.
Making sure that the cargo is not overweight is the responsibility of:
11.
Implied consent means:
12.
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
13.
How many on duty hours are remaining after the following has been logged (use a scratch sheet of paper if you need to):
- On duty/not driving: 3 hours
- Driving: 4 hours
- Sleeper berth: 8 hours
- Driving: 7 hours
- Off duty: 2 hours
14.
What is the main factor affecting the low-speed offtracking of a tractor trailer?
15.
You're loaded heavy with 1/2 tank of fuel onboard. Using the following numbers, where should you move the 5th wheel to get it setup properly?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
16.
For safer night time driving, windshields and mirrors should be:
17.
Another name for 'skid', a platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article.
18.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
19.
Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
20.
In cargo securement, bracing is:
21.
When driving through the work zone you should:
22.
Which of these do not provide extra gears on some trucks?
23.
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%
24.
Your vehicle will be put out of service if ____ or more leaves in any leaf spring are missing.
25.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
26.
If you must cross into the oncoming lane to make a turn, you should:
27.
Which of these actions are NOT recommended for a left turn?
28.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 55 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space that you need to have in front of your vehicle?
29.
When activated, retarders apply braking power when:
30.
Extra care is needed to keep your vehicle centered in your lane because commercial vehicles:
31.
What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
32.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is NOT true?
33.
A combined Tank vehicle & hazardous material endorsement will be designated with what letter on the CDL?
34.
Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
35.
An ABS light that comes on or stays on while driving indicates:
36.
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
37.
When you are parked on the side of the road at night you must:
38.
To determine blood alcohol concentration level for a person, it is necessary to know:
39.
Water should never be used to put out a gasoline fire, and also what other kind of fire?
40.
What is aggregate working load limit?
41.
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
42.
A steel coil weighing 21,000 lbs requires how much securement against forward movement?
43.
All of the following are true of alcohol except:
44.
Sharp pavement drop-offs:
45.
When securing building materials, how many tiedowns are required for top tier bundles longer than 5 ft?
46.
What kind of extinguisher should be used on burning paper, wood, or cloth?
47.
To avoid being blinded by glare when driving at night, drivers should:
48.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
49.
The term 'edge protector' refers to:
50.
Specifically prohibited in the testing area are cellphones and: