Free New Mexico 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 NM General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the New Mexico CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the New Mexico 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 NM CDL 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 NM commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
NM CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
To prevent a load from shifting, there should be at least one tie down for every ____ feet of cargo.
The most important thing you can do when dealing with an aggressive driver is:
What is the minimum WLL of each tiedown used to secure crushed or flattened vehicles?
Which statement is true?
In case of tire failure, all of the following will be steps in your response except:
On what day and time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong wind is true?
Perception distance is the distance your vehicle travels from the time:
High beams should be:
If you have to make a vehicle inspection report you must sign it
When coming down a long, steep downgrade, what should be your primary method of controlling your speed?
In mountain driving you will have to use a lower gear to drive safely on a grade. Which of these does NOT affect your choice of gear?
All of the following are exempt from needing a CDL except:
Which of these is not required knowledge for drivers seeking a hazardous material endorsement?
When loaded cement pipe over 45 inches in diameter, which pipes should be blocked, wedged, or otherwise immobilized?
A single metal coil with eye vertical weighing 6,350 lbs requires tiedowns with a minimum aggregate WLL of:
To secure a cubic-shaped boulder, how many tiedowns are required, at minimum?
Snow and ice must be removed from the radiator because otherwise:
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
When is it acceptable to use amphetamines to help you stay awake while driving?
In bad weather many drivers tailgate large vehicles. What should you do?
If you are driving while sleepy, the safest remedy is:
The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container is referred to as the:
What will be the ultimate limitation that prevents you from putting the trailer tandems as far to the rear of the trailer as possible?
In cargo securement, the deck is:
Which of the following is not a requirement for shortwood loaded lengthwise?
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?
If you are convicted for driving under the influence while driving a commercial vehicle, and this is your first offense, you most likely will get:
When you are starting to move up a hill from a stop:
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
The best way to keep brakes from getting too hot while going down long grades is to:
To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?
If you slide the 5th wheel toward the nose of the tractor, what will be the effect?
What is the only acceptable cure for driver fatigue?
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the drive axles?

Percentage of fuel weight to drive axles: 30%

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,275, drives: 33,750, gross: 77,220

To protect the area after an accident, steps you should take include:
What is the primary goal of implementing the Bridge Formula?
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
What are the two primary laws governing the placement of the tandems?
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
You are required to inspect your truck within how many miles after beginning the trip?
Backing your vehicle in a straight line without crossing over or touching the exercise boundaries is called:
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
Where in the trailer could you place cargo so that the weight applied to the trailer tandems is greater than the weight of the cargo itself?
If a straight vehicle (not trailer or articulation) goes into front-wheel skid, it will:
A Class A CDL is required to drive a combination vehicle of over 26,001 lbs towing a vehicle weighing:
Which of these is the most important thing to remember about emergency braking?
Posted heights at overpasses:
When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true except: