Free North Carolina 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 NC General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the NC CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the North Carolina 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 NC 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 NC commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
NC CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
To prevent a load from shifting, there should be at least one tie down for every ____ feet of cargo.
2.
What are the Federal standards for the gross vehicle weight of a 5 axle commercial vehicle?
3.
How do you stop a front-wheel skid?
4.
When is it necessary to learn how a fire extinguisher works?
5.
All of the following are requirements for dividing vehicles over 33ft except:
6.
What is the aggregate WLL of two indirect tiedowns with a WLL of 5,000 lbs, and one tiedown with a WLL of 6,000 lbs?
7.
Weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles called:
8.
Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?
9.
What should be true about other drivers:
10.
Which day below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
11.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
12.
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
13.
What is a cab shield?
14.
Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
15.
Cargo with a high center of gravity:
16.
What keeps an engine cool in hot weather driving?
17.
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?
18.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
19.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
20.
By definition, what is a wedge?
21.
If you load cargo into the overhang portion of the trailer, what will be the result?
22.
Which of the following is not an acceptable method of containing loose parts when securing flattened or crushed vehicles?
23.
Drivers are generally only allowed to use cell phones or text in all of the following situations except:
24.
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
25.
Who enforces HOS regulations?
26.
Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true?
27.
What are most front-wheel skids caused by:
28.
What violation has occurred at 10:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
29.
What should you do if a car coming toward you at night keeps its high beams on?
30.
Extra care is needed to keep your vehicle centered in your lane because commercial vehicles:
31.
What is the total WLL of two 20mm nylon ropes and one 5/8-inch wire rope?
32.
When you are passing a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle you should assume that:
33.
Empty trucks:
34.
If a CDL-holder's privilege to drive non-CMV's is revoked or suspended more than once for alcohol, felony, or controlled substance violations, the CDL will be disqualified for:
35.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL of all tiedowns in a group of concrete pipe?
36.
All of the following are classified as "a drink" and contain the same amount of alcohol except:
37.
After turning and getting up to speed:
38.
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:
39.
During the Stop/Start maneuver, when stopped, your vehicle:
40.
You must drive on a slippery road. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
41.
Containerized loads:
42.
Minimum tread depth on every groove on all tires must be at least:
43.
To adjust driving space to slippery conditions, all of the following are space considerations except:
44.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving is about __ at low speed.
45.
What is bell pipe concrete?
46.
What violation has occurred at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
47.
Which of the statements about an inspection of the suspension components is true?
48.
Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
49.
Sliding your 5th wheel will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
50.
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?