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.
Void filler is:
2.
Which of these is NOT a good thing to do when driving on slippery roads?
3.
How do you stop a front-wheel skid?
4.
When is the driver responsible for inspecting cargo and securing devices?
5.
How many red reflective triangles are you required to carry?
6.
The purpose of the retarders is to:
7.
Which of these statements about alcohol is NOT true?
8.
Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?
9.
A hazard:
10.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
11.
The North American Cargo Securement Standard cover vehicles weighing:
12.
Which day below contains at least 1 violation?
Day 1

Day 2
13.
Is there a 14 hour rule violation on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
14.
A row of metal coils loaded with eyes lengthwise requires how many direct tiedowns over each side-by-side row or coil?
15.
Retreaded, recapped, or regrooved tires are allowed on the front wheels of a bus when?
16.
Concrete pipe loaded crosswise generally:
17.
Why is damage to the exhaust system a danger?
18.
Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
19.
A tank vehicle endorsement is required to drive tank vehicles with a combined capacity of:
20.
What is the main factor affecting the low-speed offtracking of a tractor trailer?
21.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter up to 45 inches loaded crosswise as a group,lengthwise tiedowns should be either one 1/2 in chain or wire rope, or:
22.
What is a rub rail?
23.
A tiedown is defined as:
24.
While exiting the vehicle for a 'look', how many points of contact must you keep with the vehicle at all times?
25.
If you are being tailgated, you should not:
26.
What factors typically determine your blood alcohol concentration BAC?
27.
Which of the following is not true of Working Load Limit (WLL)?
28.
What is the most important reason to inspect your truck or bus?
29.
When securing paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following should be used to secure the rear-most roll?
30.
Circumstances that would make wheels and rims unsafe include the following except:
31.
When loading bell pipe on one tier, all of the following apply except:
32.
What is the minimum angle that indirect tiedowns must form with the vehicle?
33.
What three distances build up the total stopping distance of your truck or bus?
34.
A traffic emergency requires you to escape to the shoulder or roadside. If possible, slow down to ____ mph before using your brakes.
35.
A chock is generally used to secure:
36.
To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?
37.
After turning and getting up to speed:
38.
During the Stop/Start maneuver, when stopped, your vehicle:
39.
What hours must your logbook show?
40.
One option of positioning bundles of building materials is:
41.
Given that general cargo securement requires a WLL of at least 50% of cargo weight, how many 11mm wire rope tiedowns would be required for a load of 26,000 lbs?
42.
The most common cause of skids is:
43.
Whenever you double your speed, it will require how much more distance to stop?
44.
What is the presumed resistance to horizontal movement of friction mats?
45.
When securing a paper roll with a width that is more than twice its diameter, which of the following is not an acceptable method of securement to prevent tipping?
46.
Which of these is the most important thing to remember about emergency braking?
47.
Oil, coolant, charging circuit warning lights should go out:
48.
What is a rub rail?
49.
When securing paper rolls with eyes vertical in a sided vehicle all of the following are acceptable except:
50.
How many days worth of logbook entries must you have available to show during an inspection?