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.
Which may be a sign of tire failure?
2.
Hydroplaning:
3.
Which of the following can be used as part of the cargo securement system?
4.
The BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
5.
Securing cargo on a flatbed trailer is typically done using:
6.
Hazmat placards are what shape?
7.
As a way to maximize all time available, you should always do the following:
8.
When approaching a railroad crossing, which of these safety precautions applies?
9.
Major signs of tire failure could include:
10.
In cargo securement, a 'well' is defined as:
11.
Making sure that the cargo is not overweight is the responsibility of:
12.
What is a 34 hour restart?
13.
When loaded cement pipe over 45 inches in diameter, which pipes should be blocked, wedged, or otherwise immobilized?
14.
Cargo inspection:
15.
All of the following apply to farm vehicle operator CDL exemption except:
16.
Space to the ____ your vehicle is most important to manage.
17.
You must keep the papers about hauling hazardous materials:
18.
What is the 8 day / 70 hour on duty limit?
19.
To secure paper rolls with eyes horizontally against rearward movement, you can use which of the following except:
20.
When driving through the work zone you should:
21.
You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
22.
In case you have to fight a fire, also aim the extinguisher:
23.
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s) is a:
24.
.5g is equal to what?
25.
What violations occurred in this example?
Day 1

Day 2
26.
You are driving a heavy vehicle. You must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill. You should:
27.
When activated, retarders apply braking power when:
28.
When turning quickly in an emergency, which of the following applies:
29.
Extra care is needed to keep your vehicle centered in your lane because commercial vehicles:
30.
Aggregate Working Load Limit is defined as:
31.
In general, the best braking technique to use in maintaining a safe speed when driving on a downgrade is:
32.
Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
33.
Under normal circumstances, what is the maximum allowed width for commercial vehicles?
34.
What is the WLL of a 1/2-inch Grade 70 tiedown?
35.
When changing lanes, put you turn signal on, and:
36.
All of the following are good tips to staying fit and ready to drive except:
37.
Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving is true?
38.
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
39.
Sharp pavement drop-offs:
40.
What is the maximum ideal angle for an effective direct tiedown?
41.
To avoid being blinded by glare when driving at night, drivers should:
42.
What can be the result of too much weight on the back of the trailer?
43.
Some of the serious driving errors that can be caused by alcohol include:
44.
During the vehicle inspection, checking of ___ will NOT prevent a fire.
45.
When starting down a hill, instead of using the foot brakes to control speed:
46.
Specific hazards to watch for when traveling through work zones include:
47.
Which of the statements about an inspection of the suspension components is true?
48.
It is safe to remove the radiator cap or any other part of the pressurized system:
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.
What is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?