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.
What are the Federal standards for the gross vehicle weight of a 5 axle commercial vehicle?
2.
You must drive through deep or flowing water, you should not:
3.
How do you stop a front-wheel skid?
4.
Which of these statements about cold weather driving is true?
5.
The purpose of the retarders is to:
6.
All of the following are requirements for dividing vehicles over 33ft except:
7.
Which of these statements about alcohol is NOT true?
8.
When using stab braking, all of the following are steps except
9.
Hazmat placards are what shape?
10.
When you change your duty status, you must document all of the following except:
11.
If your brakes fail on a downgrade, you must first:
12.
You're in Illinois which allows up to 20,000 pounds on the steer axle. You're heading to Indiana which only allows 12,000 on the steer axle. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,500 pounds each. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can be for each of the two states?
13.
Instead of stopping in an emergency, what is many times the safer action?
14.
The maximum weight limit on a single axle is:
15.
Which of the following statements about speed management is true?
16.
All of the following are considered excessive speeding except:
17.
You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they have failed. What should you do?
18.
When securing rows of coils, requirements include all of the following except:
19.
If you are being tailgated, you should not:
20.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
21.
When starting in slippery conditions, you should:
22.
Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true?
23.
Specific securement methods are required for boulders that:
24.
The condition in which water or slush collects on the road and your tires lose contact and have little or no traction is called:
25.
.5g is equal to what?
26.
The tread depth on front steering wheel tires should be:
27.
You must park on a side of a level, straight, four-lane divided highway. Where should you place the reflective triangles?
28.
The best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve, then __________ as you go through it.
29.
Should brake adjustment be checked often?
30.
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
31.
"Brake fade" is:
32.
During the Stop/Start maneuver, when stopped, your vehicle:
33.
To avoid an accident you moved to the shoulder. The shoulder is clear, you should:
34.
What is a headboard?
35.
Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving is true?
36.
What is aggregate working load limit?
37.
A good inspection habit is for the driver to re-inspect the cargo:
38.
Coming down steep, long, downgrades will require a driver to:
39.
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
40.
What is the minimum number of tie-downs to be used on flatbed cargo?
41.
The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
42.
During the vehicle inspection, checking of ___ will NOT prevent a fire.
43.
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
44.
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
45.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns required through the eye of a metal coil loaded crosswise?
46.
The definition for "shortwood" identifies pieces that are no longer than:
47.
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?
48.
What is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?
49.
Products that pose a risk to health, safety
and property during transportation are called:
50.
In terms of cargo securement, what is a 'well'?