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.
Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
2.
Tourists may be hazardous because?
3.
How many days are you required to keep your completed logs?
4.
If you have to make a vehicle inspection report you must sign it
5.
When approaching a railroad crossing, which of these safety precautions applies?
6.
When coming down a long, steep downgrade, what should be your primary method of controlling your speed?
7.
Making sure that the cargo is not overweight is the responsibility of:
8.
In mountain driving you will have to use a lower gear to drive safely on a grade. Which of these does NOT affect your choice of gear?
9.
A stake pocket is:
10.
Based on the following information, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the drive axles?

Percentage of fuel weight to drive axles: 25%

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,275, drives: 33,800, gross: 77,420

11.
Retarders:
12.
When securing rolls of paper with eyes vertical, how many points of contact are required to consider a roll secure?
13.
Which of the statements about pre-trip inspection is true?
14.
What is the minimum amount of rearward force that a cargo securement system must withstand?
15.
Most serious skids result from:
16.
The 14 hour limit can be extended by:
17.
What factors typically determine your blood alcohol concentration BAC?
18.
You should signal continuously while turning because:
19.
It is accepted that friction mats provide a resistance to horizontal movement equal to:
20.
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
21.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
22.
In case of brake failure, methods of stopping the vehicle include escaping into an open field, side street, or ramp, and:
23.
When driving through the work zone you should:
24.
What is the minimum angle that indirect tiedowns must form with the vehicle?
25.
You should try to park so that:
26.
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should:
27.
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
28.
A minimum disqualification of 12 months will result for any driver who:
29.
What is the only acceptable cure for driver fatigue?
30.
Under normal circumstances, what is the maximum allowed width for commercial vehicles?
31.
High beams should only be used at a distance of:
32.
You should use your horn when:
33.
To correct a drive wheel braking skid, you should:
34.
Specific parts of the CDL driving and skills exam include which of the following?
35.
Is the following example within legal HOS limits?

- A trucker starts driving at 12:00pm
- At 5pm the driver takes a 1 hour break
- At 6pm the driver begins driving again
- At 11:30pm, the driver shuts down and goes off duty for 10 consecutive hours
36.
Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving is true?
37.
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
38.
When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
39.
A major safety concern of a broken or faulty exhaust system is:
40.
HOS regulations were designed to do all of the following except:
41.
Convex (curved) mirrors:
42.
The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
43.
What is the minimum number of tie-downs to be used on flatbed cargo?
44.
How much space in front of you is needed while driving on a highway?
45.
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
46.
The definition for "shortwood" identifies pieces that are no longer than:
47.
When involved in an accident and not seriously injured, basic steps you should take include assist the injured, notify authorities, and:
48.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
49.
If you are able to exert 200 pounds of force against an object but you are only exerting 50 pounds of force to do so, what method are you applying to make this happen?
50.
When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method: