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 is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
2.
A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo is a:
3.
Tourists may be hazardous because?
4.
In case of a fire, you should pull off the road and do all of the following except:
5.
Which of these statements is true?
6.
Weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles called:
7.
Applying the brakes repeatedly on a downgrade to reduce speed 5 mph below your target is called:
8.
The maximum safe weight that a tire can carry is:
9.
When should drivers inspect their vehicles?
10.
A stake pocket is:
11.
When driving in cold weather your tire tread should:
12.
Option #3 for securing metal coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes all of the following except:
13.
What is the minimum weight of a load of metal coils that requires specific securement practices?
14.
How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?
15.
In cargo securement, a wedge is defined as:
16.
Which statement below is true?
17.
California allows 20,000 pounds maximum on the steer axle. The tread width of your tires is 11 inches, and the load rating on your steer tires is 7000 pounds. How much weight can you carry on your steer axle in California?
18.
To help slow the vehicle to reduce the need for using the service brakes, some vehicles are equipped with:
19.
The maximum distance from the rear allowed for attaching mechanisms used to secure roll-on/roll-off containers is:
20.
There are two types of jackknife, they are:
21.
A chock is defined as:
22.
In cargo securement, bracing is:
23.
If you cannot see the driver of a vehicle, then:
24.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your steer axle?


Miles per gallon: 7
Miles travelled: 280
Percenatage of fuel weight on steer axle: 80%
25.
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 32,200 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
26.
You should try to park so that:
27.
What types of freight need to be secured properly?
28.
Gross combination weight (GCW) is:
29.
In addition to preventing engine freezing, proper coolant levels help:
30.
If you are forced to leave the road in an emergency, all of these are good guidelines except:
31.
An anchor point is defined as:
32.
Whenever possible, a row of metal coils with eyes vertical requires one direct tiedown to secure against rearward movement at what maximum angle?
33.
Some large trucks have curved mirrors. These mirrors:
34.
Option #3 for a single metal coil with eyes lengthwise requires:
35.
What should you do while turning?
36.
Any CDL holder found to operating a CMV with ANY alcohol in his/her system will be placed out-of-service for a minimum of:
37.
The basic control skills exam allows for a maximum of how many points scored?
38.
What should you do when your vehicle hydroplanes?
39.
Coming down steep, long, downgrades will require a driver to:
40.
If you hear on the radio that there is a major snowstorm forecast along your route, will you qualify for the Adverse Driving Conditions Exception?
41.
Which of these statements about acceleration is true?
42.
You should stop driving:
43.
A container chassis vehicle, by definition, is:
44.
"You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercials driver’s license. You are asked to deliver hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle. You should:"
45.
What violation has occurred at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
46.
Your trailer has a 6 inch hole spacing in the tandem slider rail and your trailer tandems are 900 pounds overweight. What is the minimum number of holes you will have to slide the tandems to get the tandems within legal limits?
47.
Which day below contains a 30 minute break violation?
Day 1

Day 2
48.
Indirect tiedowns create what direction of force?
49.
Which of the following will alter the gross vehicle weight?
50.
When securing concrete pipe up to 45 inches loaded crosswise, tiedowns through the pipe must be: