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.
How do you correct a drive-wheel acceleration skid?
2.
Which of these statements about stopping distance and speed is true?
3.
When driving vehicles with ABS, braking:
4.
When starting a bus on a level surface with good traction there is often no need for:
5.
High friction securement devices include:
6.
When using tiedowns to secure boulders, all of the following are requirements except:
7.
Commercial drivers are allowed to hold CDL's in how many states at the same time?
8.
Proper fire prevention should include paying attention to all of these except:
9.
How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
10.
Retarders:
11.
When entering or crossing traffic, observe all of the following except:
12.
The maximum number of "looks" allowed during the driving exam is:
13.
Why should you always plan on arriving to your destination as quickly as possible?
14.
What is the maximum weight that can be secured by a tiedown with a marked WLL of 5,000 lbs?
15.
Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
16.
A sided vehicle containing cargo weighing 35,980 lbs must be able to withstand a rearward force of at least:
17.
Who enforces HOS regulations?
18.
When securing concrete pipe loaded crosswise, arrange the top tier:
19.
How many violations have occurred on the below log?
20.
What is the minimum securement requirement for paper rolls with eyes vertical with a width between 1.25 and 1.76 its diameter?
21.
In cargo securement, the deck is:
22.
When securing a non-cubic boulder with an unstable base, the four surrounding chains must have a WLL of at least:
23.
Every time you pull off the expressway to take a break, you use about how much time off your 11-hour driving limit?
24.
A tiedown with a marked WLL of 8,000 lbs directly attached to an article has an actual WLL of:
25.
The best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve, then __________ as you go through it.
26.
Ways that drinking alcohol can affect the brain include:
27.
Specific cargo securement rules on automobiles and light trucks apply to vehicles of what weight?
28.
Which statement is true?
29.
A dunnage bag is:
30.
Cargo securement for a load weighing 37,000 lbs must be able to withstand a minimum forward braking force of:
31.
The maximum allowable overall length for semitrailers is:
32.
Combination vehicles must display license plates:
33.
When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
34.
Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
35.
If loading and securing paper rolls on a second layer:
36.
A DUI conviction for a CDL-holder will result in disqualification for a minimum of:
37.
What is a headboard?
38.
Cargo must satisfy one of the following securement conditions except:
39.
Water should never be used to put out a gasoline fire, and also what other kind of fire?
40.
Which of these statements about staying alert to drive is true?
41.
When securing building materials, how many tiedowns are required for top tier bundles longer than 5 ft?
42.
Which of these lights cannot be checked at the same time?
43.
The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
44.
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
45.
The condition of all in-cab controls should be checked for:
46.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
47.
Option #1 for securing coils transported with eyes lengthwise includes:
48.
The term 'edge protector' refers to:
49.
A bulkhead is used:
50.
Shifting gears on most heavy vehicles using manual transmissions will require: