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.
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
2.
You are driving on a slippery road during the day. What does the Driver’s manual say about how much space you should keep ahead of your truck?
3.
What should you do before driving in mountains?
4.
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

5.
There are three maximum limits you must follow at all times. Those limits are:
6.
ABS malfunction lights will be what color?
7.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
8.
By definition, what is a wedge?
9.
Option #3 for securing metal coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes all of the following except:
10.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,700 and your trailer tandems are 30,600. Based upon a trailer with 4 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
11.
Which of the following are not a primary factor affecting weight distribution across the axles?
12.
The responsibility for repairing items noted on the pre-trip report that affect safety belongs to:
13.
Sliding the 5th wheel will change the weight distribution almost exclusively between which sets of axles?
14.
What is the Aggregate WLL of the securement system for a load secured with 7 tiedowns: 3 rated at WLL of 4,000 lbs, 2 at 6,500, and 1 at 8,000?
15.
Medicine used to treat the common cold:
16.
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
17.
Impaired drivers who present potential hazards may tend to:
18.
While driving through an intersection, you should:
19.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter of more than 45 inches loaded crosswise, how many tiedowns are required through each pipe at minimum?
20.
Rims with welding repairs or missing lugs:
21.
When securing paper rolls on a flatbed or curtainside vehicle, it is acceptable to stack rolls with eyes vertical:
22.
You must keep the papers about hauling hazardous materials:
23.
Which of the following is not an acceptable method of containing loose parts when securing flattened or crushed vehicles?
24.
If you have a road emergency and must park on the shoulder, how soon should you put out your triangles?
25.
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
26.
A waterproof sheet used to cover cargo is a:
27.
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
28.
Escape ramps:
29.
"Fully Contained" means:
30.
Which of these statements about rear drive wheel braking skid is true?
31.
What is a cab shield?
32.
When loading a trailer, if the cargo is loaded all to the rear, it may result in:
33.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
34.
After starting the engine:
35.
If an oncoming vehicle drifts into your lane you should:
36.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

37.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is NOT true?
38.
Specific cargo securement rules on automobiles and light trucks apply to vehicles of what weight?
39.
When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:
40.
Which of these is the proper signal to change lane?
41.
Containerized loads:
42.
Stab braking should not be used on vehicles with:
43.
The most common cause of skids is:
44.
A steel coil weighing 21,000 lbs requires how much securement against forward movement?
45.
Some causes of fuel fires include improper fueling, driver smoking, and:
46.
A container chassis vehicle, by definition, is:
47.
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and:
48.
Blocking is used to:
49.
Oil, coolant, charging circuit warning lights should go out:
50.
If traveling slower than traffic flow on a grade, if legal you should: