Free New Mexico 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 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 2022 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
1.
Define 'bolster':
2.
Which may be a sign of tire failure?
3.
When driving vehicles with ABS, braking:
4.
What time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
5.
You are driving in an area with few streetlights, if you cannot see well with your headlights, which of the actions may help:
6.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 35 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe?
7.
Why Do HOS Regulations Exist?
8.
As the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
9.
What does the 14 hour on duty limit mean?
10.
After taking 10 consecutive hours off duty, a driver begins to work at 8:00 a.m. The driver may operate a commercial motor vehicle until what time?
11.
When using tiedowns to secure boulders, all of the following are requirements except:
12.
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
13.
An anchor point is defined as:
14.
On an accident scene, if a qualified helper is present you should:
15.
How current must your logbook be?
16.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) means the following:
17.
The distance the truck will travel between noticing a hazard and hitting the brakes is:
18.
In case of which fires can you use water to put it out?
19.
What is the best advice for drivers when a heavy fog occurs?
20.
Which of the following is considered on duty time
21.
The total weight of a powered unit, the trailer and the cargo is called?
22.
The maximum distance from the rear allowed for attaching mechanisms used to secure roll-on/roll-off containers is:
23.
Which of these is true about the use of drugs while driving?
24.
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check except:
25.
In case of brake failure, methods of stopping the vehicle include escaping into an open field, side street, or ramp, and:
26.
How many violations have occurred on the below log?
27.
A dunnage bag is:
28.
Most skids:
29.
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: 11,100, drives: 32,600, gross: 71,400

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 32,850, gross: 72,400

30.
What violation has occurred at 10:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
31.
Gross combination weight (GCW) is:
32.
Controlled braking is:
33.
What are the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, and roughly how much weight is transferred per hole?
34.
If you increase your speed from 20 to 60 mph (original speed times 3), how much more braking distance is required at 60 mph than at 20 mph?
35.
When calculating directional forces, 'g' is expressed as:
36.
'Blocking' is defined as:
37.
Ways that drinking alcohol can affect the brain include:
38.
Your log must include all of the following except:
39.
What should you do while turning?
40.
Under the adverse driving conditions exception, how many additional hours can you drive?
41.
Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
42.
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
43.
One option of positioning bundles of building materials is:
44.
What happens to tar on the road pavement during hot weather?
45.
Putting too much weight towards the rear may cause all of these except:
46.
Sharp pavement drop-offs:
47.
While driving, the freight must not:
48.
What kind of extinguisher should be used on burning paper, wood, or cloth?
49.
The value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination vehicle is?
50.
When securing a single metal coil with eyes vertical: