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.
Why should you try to move to your right when steering in an emergency?
2.
Which of these is the best general rule for night driving?
3.
What is the minimum WLL of each tiedown used to secure crushed or flattened vehicles?
4.
When a driver stops and reverses direction to get a better position during the driving exam, it is considered a(n):
5.
Backing of the commercial vehicle is:
6.
Which statement is true about extending the 14 hour on duty clock by using the 8 hour sleeper berth provision?
7.
"The driver’s manual suggests several things to do when you pass a vehicle. Which of these is NOT one of them?"
8.
Which of these is true about hazardous materials:
9.
When a coolant container is part of a pressurized system which of these is true?
10.
You should be prepared to the examiner:
11.
What does DOT stand for?
12.
What violations occurred on Day 2 of this example?
Day 1

Day 2
13.
To secure a cubic-shaped boulder, how many tiedowns are required, at minimum?
14.
Service brake stopping action should be tested at:
15.
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?
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.
A bulkhead is defined as:
18.
Sliding the 5th wheel will change the weight distribution almost exclusively between which sets of axles?
19.
Overweight, oversized loads:
20.
If you are driving while sleepy, the safest remedy is:
21.
Banding is:
22.
Drivers are generally only allowed to use cell phones or text in all of the following situations except:
23.
What is a reusable, transportable enclosure that is especially designed with integral locking devices that secure it to a container chassis trailer to facilitate the efficient and bulk shipping and transfer of goods by, or between various modes of transport, such as highway, rail, sea, and air.?
24.
Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true?
25.
In what circumstance can shortwood be treated as longwood?
26.
Steering wheel play should not be more than:
27.
When making a right turn, all of the following are good technical practices except:
28.
You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph. There are no vehicles in front of you. Suddenly a tire blew out of your vehicle, what should you do first?
29.
Which of these statements about brakes is true?
30.
The maximum number of pull-ups allowed during the driving exam before failure is:
31.
How far should a driver look ahead of the vehicle while driving?
32.
Drivers must have a CDL to legally drive:
33.
You must stop on a hill or curve on a two-lane-two-way road. How far should you place reflective triangles?
34.
What is the only acceptable cure for driver fatigue?
35.
All of the following are classified as "a drink" and contain the same amount of alcohol except:
36.
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?
37.
What is low-speed offtracking?
38.
When securing heavy vehicles, what is the minimum WLL of each tiedown?
39.
Make sure that splash guards are properly fastened, and not:
40.
What day and time did a violation occur in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
41.
How many anchor points should be used to secure an intermodal container on a chassis vehicle?
42.
Specific parts of the CDL driving and skills exam include which of the following?
43.
You are required to inspect your truck within how many miles after beginning the trip?
44.
If you have a heavy load that is slowing you down on an upgrade you should:
45.
When you are parked on the side of the road at night you must:
46.
What violation occurs at 2:00 p.m. on this example?
47.
Which of these statements about the hazard of vehicle fire is true?
48.
A sign of a confused driver who may present a potential hazard is:
49.
Among other hazards, drivers should be on the lookout for slow or confused drivers, children, accidents, and:
50.
When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method: