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.
When merging:
2.
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
3.
Which of these is NOT something you should do if your headlights are not working properly?
4.
You are checking your tires for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
5.
In case of tire failure, all of the following will be steps in your response except:
6.
What should you do before driving in mountains?
7.
Which of these is true about driving in a tunnel?
8.
In case of a fire, you should pull off the road and do all of the following except:
9.
When can your logbook be inspected?
10.
Backing of the commercial vehicle is:
11.
You should lightly apply your brakes to flash the brake lights if:
12.
All of the following are exempt from needing a CDL except:
13.
How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?
14.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,700 and your trailer tandems are 30,600. Based upon a trailer with 4 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?
15.
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
16.
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:
17.
When securing metal coils with eyes vertical, the angle between tiedown and deck, if possible, should be:
18.
You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they have failed. What should you do?
19.
To prevent brake fade you should:
20.
Overweight, oversized loads:
21.
The responsibility for repairing items noted on the pre-trip report that affect safety belongs to:
22.
The maximum number of "looks" allowed during the driving exam is:
23.
When securing building materials, how many knots are acceptable in the tiedown(s)?
24.
A tiedown is defined as:
25.
Impaired drivers who present potential hazards may tend to:
26.
In order to drive placarded vehicles, drivers are required to have:
27.
You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
28.
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
29.
Who must complete a log?
30.
What is the minimum allowable tread depth for every groove on the front tires?
31.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
32.
If you increase your speed from 20 to 60 mph (original speed times 3), how much more braking distance is required at 60 mph than at 20 mph?
33.
An anchor point is defined as:
34.
Some large trucks have curved mirrors. These mirrors:
35.
After starting the engine:
36.
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
37.
If unsure of the exact location of the center of gravity of your cargo, where would you rather have the center of gravity located if you couldn't get it centered?
38.
"Brake fade" is:
39.
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
40.
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
41.
Which of these statements about engine overheating is true?
42.
What violation occurs at 2:00 p.m. on this example?
43.
Some causes of fuel fires include improper fueling, driver smoking, and:
44.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
45.
Which of these lights cannot be checked at the same time?
46.
When starting down a hill, instead of using the foot brakes to control speed:
47.
Option #1 for securing coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes:
48.
What is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?
49.
When securing paper rolls with eyes crosswise, which of the following can be used to prevent side-to-side shifting when there is more than 8 inches of space to the wall?
50.
When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true except: