Free Pennsylvania 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 PA General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the PA CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 2022 PA commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
PA CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
2.
The best drivers are those who watch and prepare for hazards. This is called _________ driving.
3.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the rear half of the load run?
4.
What violation occurs on the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
5.
Which of these statements about cold weather driving is true?
6.
You are driving in an area with few streetlights, if you cannot see well with your headlights, which of the actions may help:
7.
If the cargo is fully contained in a sided vehicle, what is the minimum requirement for withstanding sideways force?
8.
What does the 14 hour on duty limit mean?
9.
What is the maximum blood-alcohol concentration allowed for operating a school bus?
10.
When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
11.
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?
12.
Which of the following statements about speed management is true?
13.
Freeway exits can be dangerous for commercial vehicles, at what speed should you enter the exit?
14.
You should wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle:
15.
Impaired drivers who present potential hazards may tend to:
16.
When securing paper rolls on a flatbed or curtainside vehicle, it is acceptable to stack rolls with eyes vertical:
17.
In order to drive placarded vehicles, drivers are required to have:
18.
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
19.
Distracted driving could be any of the following except:
20.
If you have a road emergency and must park on the shoulder, how soon should you put out your triangles?
21.
Your brakes can get wet when driving through heavy rain. What can happen if the brakes are applied?
22.
The object of the pre-trip inspection is:
23.
If you must cross into the oncoming lane to make a turn, you should:
24.
Which of these should you NOT do in an emergency situation?
25.
"Fully Contained" means:
26.
Brake fade:
27.
Controlled braking is:
28.
What are the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, and roughly how much weight is transferred per hole?
29.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

30.
If you slide the 5th wheel toward the nose of the tractor, what will be the effect?
31.
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
32.
A tractor trailer traveling 55 mph will travel how far between when the brain perceives a hazard and stopping?
33.
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
34.
When crossing railroad tracks in a placarded vehicle or a bus:
35.
A 'hook-lift container' is:
36.
What does GCWR stand for?
37.
Which of these is the proper signal to change lane?
38.
When securing metal coils, it is acceptable to use nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure:
39.
To adjust driving space to slippery conditions, all of the following are space considerations except:
40.
Stab braking should not be used on vehicles with:
41.
When driving with ABS, remember:
42.
What is aggregate working load limit?
43.
A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tie-down and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned is a:
44.
If a straight vehicle (not trailer or articulation) goes into front-wheel skid, it will:
45.
When securing a single metal coil with eyes vertical:
46.
As part of their pre-trip cargo securement inspection, drivers should:
47.
Posted heights at overpasses:
48.
There will be times when you must take a minimum of a 30 minute break off duty before performing which of the following tasks?
49.
In terms of cargo securement, what is a 'well'?
50.
Blocking is used to: