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.
You are driving at night and you must dim your headlights for traffic. Good speed management says you should:
2.
The center of gravity of a load:
3.
You are checking your tires for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
4.
All of the following are requirements for dividing vehicles over 33ft except:
5.
Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?
6.
What should be true about other drivers:
7.
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
8.
Methods to keep a cradle from sliding include:
9.
If your brakes fail on a downgrade, you must first:
10.
All of the following are exempt from needing a CDL except:
11.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) means the following:
12.
How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
13.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ___ miles at normal highway speed.
14.
When you sight-side back your vehicle into an alley stopping as close as possible to the rear of the alley it is called:
15.
The responsibility for repairing items noted on the pre-trip report that affect safety belongs to:
16.
You're loaded heavy with 1/2 tank of fuel onboard. Using the following numbers, where should you move the 5th wheel to get it setup properly?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
17.
You should signal continuously while turning because:
18.
How many violations occur on the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
19.
The 14 hour limit can be extended by:
20.
Which of these is true about the use of drugs while driving?
21.
When hauling livestock, to prevent them from moving around too much and causing a dangerous situation you would use:
22.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter of more than 45 inches loaded crosswise, how many tiedowns are required through each pipe at minimum?
23.
Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
24.
EOBR's are required to automatically record which of the following?
25.
A dunnage bag is:
26.
Good general shifting techniques for going down a long downgrade include:
27.
A waterproof sheet used to cover cargo is a:
28.
Which day on the example below contains a violation?
Day 1

Day 2
29.
What violation has occurred at 10:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
30.
What should you do if you are unsure whether you have enough overhead clearance?
31.
When exiting or entering on a curved freeway ramp, you should:
32.
The best way to keep brakes from getting too hot while going down long grades is to:
33.
"Brake fade" is:
34.
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
35.
An intermodal container is:
36.
Is the following example within legal HOS limits?

- A trucker starts driving at 12:00pm
- At 5pm the driver takes a 1 hour break
- At 6pm the driver begins driving again
- At 11:30pm, the driver shuts down and goes off duty for 10 consecutive hours
37.
To avoid a crash, you had to drive onto the right shoulder. You are now driving at 40 mph on the shoulder. How should you move back into the pavement?
38.
Where in the trailer could you place cargo so that the weight applied to the trailer tandems is greater than the weight of the cargo itself?
39.
Which of the statements about backing a heavy vehicle is NOT true?
40.
When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
41.
All of the following are true of alcohol except:
42.
Some causes of fuel fires include improper fueling, driver smoking, and:
43.
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
44.
The definition for "shortwood" identifies pieces that are no longer than:
45.
What is the minimum WLL of a tiedown used to secure logs?
46.
How long does it typically take a tractor-trailer to cross a single set of railroad tracks?
47.
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?
48.
You should try to avoid driving in fog:
49.
If traveling slower than traffic flow on a grade, if legal you should:
50.
What violations occurred on the below example?