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.
You are checking your tires for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
2.
You are driving on a clear night. You must dim your headlights from high to low. You should adjust your speed so that you can stop within:
3.
Hydroplaning:
4.
You are checking your steering and exhaust system in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problems, if found, should be fixed before the vehicle is driven?
5.
Which of these statements about speed management is true?
6.
A row of metal coils loaded with eyes lengthwise requires how many direct tiedowns over each side-by-side row or coil?
7.
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
8.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
9.
In case of tire failure, you should do all of the following except:
10.
When loading and securing a boulder, it should be:
11.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2

12.
Why is damage to the exhaust system a danger?
13.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ___ miles at normal highway speed.
14.
A female housing fixed to the side or ends of a vehicle to receive a stake or peg, and may also be used as an anchor point is a:
15.
What are the four basic weight limits?
16.
What is the minimum amount of rearward force that a cargo securement system must withstand?
17.
When shifting you should do all of the following except:
18.
A hazmat endorsement will be denied or canceled if:
19.
While exiting the vehicle for a 'look', how many points of contact must you keep with the vehicle at all times?
20.
How many violations occur on the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
21.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 31,700 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon a trailer with 6 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?
22.
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
23.
You should use your mirror to check?
24.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your steer axle?


Miles per gallon: 7
Miles travelled: 280
Percenatage of fuel weight on steer axle: 80%
25.
Your brakes can get wet when driving through heavy rain. What can happen if the brakes are applied?
26.
Drivers of trucks and tractor-trailers with cargo must check that the cargo is well secured within the first ___ miles of the trip.
27.
In a pressurized cooling system, coolant level should be checked:
28.
An outside vehicle observation will be scored every time the driver:
29.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL of all tiedowns in a group of concrete pipe?
30.
Which of these is not a type of retarder?
31.
A tractor trailer traveling 55 mph will travel how far between when the brain perceives a hazard and stopping?
32.
When securing heavy vehicles, what is the minimum WLL of each tiedown?
33.
A 'hook-lift container' is:
34.
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
35.
Which of these is NOT a danger of a rough acceleration?
36.
All of the following are good tips to staying fit and ready to drive except:
37.
When you are parked on the side of the road at night you must:
38.
If you were instructed to 'tarp' a load, what would you be using?
39.
When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
40.
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
41.
Whenever you double your speed, it will require how much more distance to stop?
42.
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel forward two holes?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
43.
Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
44.
How long does it typically take a tractor-trailer to cross a single set of railroad tracks?
45.
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?
46.
The purpose of hazmat rules includes all of these except:
47.
What is a rub rail?
48.
What violations occurred on the below example?
49.
When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method:
50.
Shifting gears on most heavy vehicles using manual transmissions will require: