Free New York 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 NY General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the NYC CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the New York 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 NY CDL Practice 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 NY commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
NY CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
To prevent a load from shifting, there should be at least one tie down for every ____ feet of cargo.
Which of these statements about emergency steering is true?
By law, who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and road-worthiness of a CMV?
In case of tire failure, all of the following will be steps in your response except:
Which of these statements about cold weather driving is true?
Backing of the commercial vehicle is:
The cargo securement standard applies to commercial vehicles weighing more than:
You are inspecting hydraulic brakes. You should pump the brake pedal three times then apply firm pressure to the pedal for five seconds. If the brakes are working properly, the pedal should:
Securing cargo on a flatbed trailer is typically done using:
When approaching a railroad crossing, which of these safety precautions applies?
Which of these is true about tires and hot weather?
Who is responsible for ensuring that the vehicles, anchor points and other securement components are in good working order?
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
What is the main factor affecting the low-speed offtracking of a tractor trailer?
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the steer axle?

Load rating of steer tires: 6,150 pounds

Percentage of fuel weight to steer axle: 80%

Steer axle weight limit in states you're travelling: 20,000 pounds

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

In bad weather many drivers tailgate large vehicles. What should you do?
When driving, when is it acceptable to signal other drivers that it is safe to pass?
A tiedown is defined as:
What does emergency braking mean?
Any operator who refuses to submit to drug or alcohol testing, or who tests in excess of the legal limits, will be disqualified for a minimum of:
The maximum distance from the rear allowed for attaching mechanisms used to secure roll-on/roll-off containers is:
In cargo securement, bracing is:
Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
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?
Using controlled braking, brakes are applied as hard as possible:
You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
Timber used for dunnage must be all of the following except:
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
Who must complete a log?
You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
A 30 minute break violation occurs on the below example. What day and time does the violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
When you see a pedestrian or bicyclist along the road you should:
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
Which of these items is NOT checked for a pre-trip inspection?
What is the best way to determine what percentage of the weight of fuel will go to each set of axles?
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
What does BAC stand for?
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following, except:
A container chassis vehicle, by definition, is:
Which of these statements about the hazard of vehicle fire is true?
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2

You are driving on a two-lane road. An oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is most often the best action to take?
Which of these is NOT a good rule to follow when caring for injured persons at an accident scene?
Products that pose a risk to health, safety
and property during transportation are called: