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.
"The driver’s manual suggests several things to do when you pass a vehicle. Which of these is NOT one of them?"
2.
Why Do HOS Regulations Exist?
3.
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
4.
In case of illness that prevents you from driving safely, you should:
5.
When loaded cement pipe over 45 inches in diameter, which pipes should be blocked, wedged, or otherwise immobilized?
6.
What does DOT stand for?
7.
How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
8.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter up to 45 inches loaded crosswise as a group, a crosswise tiedown should be used every how many feet?
9.
When securing building materials, spacer requirements include all of the following except:
10.
The Aggregate Working Load Limit should, at minimum, be:
11.
To help slow the vehicle to reduce the need for using the service brakes, some vehicles are equipped with:
12.
What is the best advice for drivers when a heavy fog occurs?
13.
Load securement for cargo weighing 29,650 lbs must be able to withstand upward force of how many lbs?
14.
A securement system must be capable of resisting how much lateral (side-to-side) force, at minimum?
15.
Banding is:
16.
If you have a road emergency and must park on the shoulder, how soon should you put out your triangles?
17.
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
18.
How long should it take oil pressure to come up to normal?
19.
What will be the ultimate limitation that prevents you from putting the trailer tandems as far to the rear of the trailer as possible?
20.
Steering wheel play should not be more than:
21.
When making a right turn, all of the following are good technical practices except:
22.
A load weighing 41,500 lbs requires securement against rearward force of:
23.
Most skids:
24.
The object of the pre-trip inspection is:
25.
Gross combination weight (GCW) is:
26.
Which of these should you NOT do in an emergency situation?
27.
"Fully Contained" means:
28.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 55 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space that you need to have in front of your vehicle?
29.
What should you do if you are unsure whether you have enough overhead clearance?
30.
Controlled braking is:
31.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

32.
Sliding your trailer tandems forward or backward will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
33.
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
34.
When you see a pedestrian or bicyclist along the road you should:
35.
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
36.
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
37.
In Oregon, the maximum weight on the steer axle is listed as 600 pounds per inch of tire tread width up to 20,000 pounds. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,150 pounds each and are 10 inches wide. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can carry in Oregon?
38.
How many anchor points should be used to secure an intermodal container on a chassis vehicle?
39.
The basic control skills exam allows for a maximum of how many points scored?
40.
Which of these statements about vehicle fire is true?
41.
Given that general cargo securement requires a WLL of at least 50% of cargo weight, how many 11mm wire rope tiedowns would be required for a load of 26,000 lbs?
42.
What does BAC stand for?
43.
How many reflective triangles are required to be kept as part of a trucks emergency equipment?
44.
When stopping before a turn, do all of the following except:
45.
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel forward two holes?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
46.
During the vehicle inspection, checking of ___ will NOT prevent a fire.
47.
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?
48.
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?
49.
The term 'edge protector' refers to:
50.
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and: