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
Why should you try to move to your right when steering in an emergency?
You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you. The marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the marking mean?
Which of these statements about managing space to the sides is true?
When the hydraulic brakes fail while you are driving, the system will not build up pressure and the brake pedal will feel spongy or go to the floor. What should you do?
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
All lights and reflectors should be operating properly, clean, and:
Who is responsible for ensuring that the vehicles, anchor points and other securement components are in good working order?
Escape ramps on downgrades:
What keeps an engine cool in hot weather driving?
On which of the below logs did a violation occur?

Day 1

Day 2

How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?
How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
When driving at night, you should:
The principal way of controlling speed on downgrades is:
All of the following are key parts of the steering system except:
Why should drivers avoid foreign objects in the road?
What is the maximum allowable weight on a 5-axle combination vehicle?
You should signal continuously while turning because:
Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true?
A securement system must be capable of resisting how much lateral (side-to-side) force, at minimum?
What affect will sliding the trailer tandems forward have on the weight distribution?
What is the 8 day / 70 hour on duty limit?
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 32,200 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
Which day on the example below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
Which of these is true about tire pressure?
In addition to preventing engine freezing, proper coolant levels help:
Which of the following is not a reason why loads should be secured?
The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
A combined Tank vehicle & hazardous material endorsement will be designated with what letter on the CDL?
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
A minimum disqualification of 12 months will result for any driver who:
When vehicles towing trailers go into a drive-wheel skid, the trailer can push the towing vehicle sideways, causing a:
When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
In Oregon, the maximum weight on the steer axle is listed as 600 pounds per inch of tire tread width up to 20,000 pounds. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,150 pounds each and are 10 inches wide. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can carry in Oregon?
If you do not have a CB-radio, what procedure should you follow on an accident scene?
When backing, all of the following are important safety rules:
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
Which of the statements about backing a heavy vehicle is NOT true?
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
When stopping before a turn, do all of the following except:
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
Which of these lights cannot be checked at the same time?
When securing a paper roll with a width that is more than twice its diameter, which of the following is not an acceptable method of securement to prevent tipping?
Option #1 for securing coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes:
In the following picture, what are axles 4 and 5 commonly referred to as?

When securing concrete pipe up to 45 inches loaded crosswise, tiedowns through the pipe must be:
On combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches, amber or yellow reflectors must be installed:
Submitting fingerprints for a background check will be required for drivers applying for:
The maximum number of allowable looks and/or pull-ups on any particular exam exercise is: