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
One can recognize hazardous materials by looking on the container:
You are driving on a clear night with your low beam lights on. If your headlights let you see about 250 feet ahead of you, you should adjust your speed so that you can stop within about _____ feet.
Which may be a sign of tire failure?
Perception distance is the distance your vehicle travels from the time:
Which of these is NOT a danger when an automatic transmission is forced into a low gear at a high speed?
The primary cause of fatal crashes is:
Special permits will be required for loads that are:
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?
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
You are driving a vehicle that could be driven safely at 55 mph on an open road. But traffic is heavy and other vehicles drive at the speed of 35 mph, though the speed limit is 55 mph. The safest speed for your vehicle is more likely to be:
Major signs of tire failure could include:
Concrete pipe loaded crosswise generally:
When a coolant container is part of a pressurized system which of these is true?
You should be prepared to the examiner:
What is the minimum Working Load Limit for the entire securement system?
In case of which fires can you use water to put it out?
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
The Aggregate Working Load Limit should, at minimum, be:
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?
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
Banding is:
A car suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you NOT take?
Which violations have occurred in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
.5g is equal to what?
The tread depth on front steering wheel tires should be:
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
A friction mat is used to:
What is the cargo's center of gravity?
Specific cargo securement rules on automobiles and light trucks apply to vehicles of what weight?
When vehicles towing trailers go into a drive-wheel skid, the trailer can push the towing vehicle sideways, causing a:
All of the following are classified as "a drink" and contain the same amount of alcohol except:
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the drive axles?

Percentage of fuel weight to drive axles: 30%

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,275, drives: 33,750, gross: 77,220

When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
Any CDL holder found to operating a CMV with ANY alcohol in his/her system will be placed out-of-service for a minimum of:
To avoid an accident you moved to the shoulder. The shoulder is clear, you should:
Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving is true?
Water should never be used to put out a gasoline fire, and also what other kind of fire?
Requirements for securing heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery apply at what weight?
The most common cause of skids is:
Low-beam headlights generally light to a distance of:
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?
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
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?
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
When involved in an accident and not seriously injured, basic steps you should take include assist the injured, notify authorities, and:
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and:
You have steer tires rated at 6,150 pounds each, and you're in the state of West Virginia which says the legal limit for the steer axle is 20,000 pounds. What's the maximum legal weight you can carry on your steer axle in West Virginia?
What kind of extinguisher would you use to fight an electrical fire?