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 of these statements about managing space to the sides is true?
2.
Which of these is NOT something you should do if your headlights are not working properly?
3.
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong wind is true?
4.
Placing a phone call while driving:
5.
Which of the following systems should receive extra attention during winter weather inspection?
6.
After taking 10 consecutive hours off duty, a driver begins to work at 8:00 a.m. The driver may operate a commercial motor vehicle until what time?
7.
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
8.
To stop a drive-wheel skid, you should:
9.
You should lightly apply your brakes to flash the brake lights if:
10.
When driving in very hot weather, it is critically important to carefully inspect:
11.
What is the aggregate WLL of one 7/15 inch Grade 43 chain, and three 5/16 inch Grade 70 chains?
12.
All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
13.
How current must your logbook be?
14.
On which of the below logs did a violation occur?

Day 1



Day 2

15.
The distance the truck will travel between noticing a hazard and hitting the brakes is:
16.
Which of the following are not a primary factor affecting weight distribution across the axles?
17.
What are the four basic weight limits?
18.
To avoid driving when tired, if at all possible you should schedule your trips:
19.
The total weight of a powered unit, the trailer and the cargo is called?
20.
A cleat is a short piece of wood used:
21.
What is the maximum allowable weight on a 5-axle combination vehicle?
22.
Medicine used to treat the common cold:
23.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 31,700 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon a trailer with 6 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
24.
Drivers must inspect the securement of cargo every 150 miles or:
25.
Rims with welding repairs or missing lugs:
26.
Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time?
27.
What is the minimum WLL required of tiedowns securing loaded intermodal containers on non-chassis vehicles?
28.
Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
29.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2
30.
The engine brake effect is greater when the engine is _____ governed RPM and the transmission is on a _____ gear.
31.
Any activity that draws your attention to something other than the task of driving is considered:
32.
When you are starting to move up a hill from a stop:
33.
When calculating directional forces, 'g' is expressed as:
34.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
35.
After starting the engine:
36.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is NOT true?
37.
An outside vehicle observation will be scored every time the driver:
38.
Your log must include all of the following except:
39.
What is the primary goal of implementing the Bridge Formula?
40.
You should use your horn when:
41.
Cargo that isn't prevented from forward movement, and is 4 feet long and weighs 1,500 lbs requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
42.
Can state inspectors inspect your truck or bus?
43.
To determine blood alcohol concentration level for a person, it is necessary to know:
44.
Methods of securing building materials against forward motion include:
45.
Putting too much weight towards the rear may cause all of these except:
46.
While driving, the freight must not:
47.
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
48.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
49.
Most good drivers will look ahead:
50.
You have steer tires rated at 6,150 pounds each, and you're in the state of West Virginia which says the legal limit for the steer axle is 20,000 pounds. What's the maximum legal weight you can carry on your steer axle in West Virginia?