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 merging:
2.
In case of low friction between the cargo and deck, which of these is not a solution?
3.
Which of these statements about emergency steering is true?
4.
Which statement below is false?
5.
On what day and time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
6.
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
7.
Perception distance is the distance your vehicle travels from the time:
8.
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
9.
When can your logbook be inspected?
10.
High beams should be:
11.
Why Do HOS Regulations Exist?
12.
At what time does a violation occur on this log?
13.
There are three maximum limits you must follow at all times. Those limits are:
14.
If you have to make a vehicle inspection report you must sign it
15.
Who is responsible for ensuring that the vehicles, anchor points and other securement components are in good working order?
16.
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
17.
ABS malfunction lights will be what color?
18.
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
19.
Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
20.
Escape ramps on downgrades:
21.
You're in Illinois which allows up to 20,000 pounds on the steer axle. You're heading to Indiana which only allows 12,000 on the steer axle. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,500 pounds each. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can be for each of the two states?
22.
Vehicles exempt from Certificate of Safety inspection requirements include:
23.
All vehicles on all highways have a maximum allowable height of:
24.
Which of the statements about pre-trip inspection is true?
25.
Which of these statements about drugs is true?
26.
When securing building materials, spacer requirements include all of the following except:
27.
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
28.
You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they have failed. What should you do?
29.
You are starting your vehicle in motion from a stop. As you apply power to the drive wheels, they start to spin. You should:
30.
If you load cargo into the overhang portion of the trailer, what will be the result?
31.
As part of the log packing requirements:
32.
A securement system must be capable of resisting how much lateral (side-to-side) force, at minimum?
33.
Which violations have occurred in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
34.
Which of these statements about cargo loading is true?
35.
Which of these could be considered off duty time?
36.
Which of these actions are NOT recommended for a left turn?
37.
When driving at night you should use your high beams when oncoming traffic is not within ____ feet?
38.
You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
39.
A friction mat is used to:
40.
In case of a fire in the cargo area of a van or box trailer, you should:
41.
When you see a pedestrian or bicyclist along the road you should:
42.
Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. While traveling on a level road, you press the brake pedal and find that it goes to the floor. Which of these statements is true?
43.
What are the two primary laws governing the placement of the tandems?
44.
Which statement below accurately describes the 11 hour driving limit?
45.
Which of the following techniques will not change the weight distribution across your axles?
46.
When checking the general condition of the vehicle, which of the following should be specifically addressed?
47.
Generally, when steering in an emergency, which direction is your best option?
48.
Convex (curved) mirrors:
49.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
50.
Products that pose a risk to health, safety
and property during transportation are called: