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
One can recognize hazardous materials by looking on the container:
The best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
Turn signals facing the front should be amber or:
Sometimes you need to leave a road to avoid a hazard or emergency. When you do, you should keep in mind, that:
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
How many days are you required to keep your completed logs?
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
When should drivers inspect their vehicles?
Making sure that the cargo is not overweight is the responsibility of:
When a coolant container is part of a pressurized system which of these is true?
You should be prepared to the examiner:
Service brake stopping action should be tested at:
Which of these are not part of the front pre-trip inspection?
A bulkhead is defined as:
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

Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
A left-hand turn should end:
When you sight-side back your vehicle into an alley stopping as close as possible to the rear of the alley it is called:
When entering or crossing traffic, observe all of the following EXCEPT:
Space to the ____ your vehicle is most important to manage.
Drivers are generally only allowed to use cell phones or text in all of the following situations except:
Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time?
Steering wheel play should not be more than:
Why did Congress enact the Bridge Formula in 1975?
When stopping behind another vehicle, a safe gap to leave is one that:
Who must complete a log?
If you must cross into the oncoming lane to make a turn, you should:
Every time you pull off the expressway to take a break, you use about how much time off your 11-hour driving limit?
Which of these could be considered off duty time?
What three distances build up the total stopping distance of your truck or bus?
If you are not sure what to use to put out a hazardous material fire you should:
If you are forced to leave the road in an emergency, all of these are good guidelines except:
When turning quickly in an emergency, which of the following applies:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?
In general, the best braking technique to use in maintaining a safe speed when driving on a downgrade is:
Drivers must have a CDL to legally drive:
If unsure of the exact location of the center of gravity of your cargo, where would you rather have the center of gravity located if you couldn't get it centered?
Cargo that isn't prevented from forward movement, and is 4 feet long and weighs 1,500 lbs requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
When parked on the side of a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions, place warning devices:
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
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?
When driving with ABS, remember:
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
When entering and exiting an expressway, and also generally any time you drive, you should:
What violation occurs in the example below?
Day 1
A sign of a confused driver who may present a potential hazard is:
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: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 33,300, gross: 77,300

Which of these is true about mirror adjusting?
Which of the following will alter the gross vehicle weight?