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.
The most important thing you can do when dealing with an aggressive driver is:
2.
If you are stopped at a roadside rest area and found to have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.02 you will:
3.
By law, who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and road-worthiness of a CMV?
4.
What does HOS stand for?
5.
You are driving on a clear night. You must dim your headlights from high to low. You should adjust your speed so that you can stop within:
6.
Any driver convicted of violating an out-of-service order will be disqualified for a minimum of:
7.
The primary cause of fatal crashes is:
8.
What time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
9.
You are checking your steering and exhaust system in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problems, if found, should be fixed before the vehicle is driven?
10.
A hook-lift container is:
11.
All lights and reflectors should be operating properly, clean, and:
12.
What keeps an engine cool in hot weather driving?
13.
In case of tire failure, you should do all of the following except:
14.
Which of these is not required knowledge for drivers seeking a hazardous material endorsement?
15.
If you jam on the brakes and the wheels lock up and skid:
16.
How many on duty hours are remaining after the following has been logged (use a scratch sheet of paper if you need to):
- On duty/not driving: 3 hours
- Driving: 4 hours
- Sleeper berth: 8 hours
- Driving: 7 hours
- Off duty: 2 hours
17.
The principal way of controlling speed on downgrades is:
18.
All of the following are lighting requirements for combination vehicles longer than 20 feet or wider than 80 inches except:
19.
To prevent brake fade you should:
20.
What is the minimum amount of rearward force that a cargo securement system must withstand?
21.
A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and car or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces is:
22.
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
23.
What does emergency braking mean?
24.
All vehicles or drivers must carry:
25.
Cargo and securement devices should be checked within how many miles after starting a trip?
26.
Which of the following headlight issues can be hazardous?
27.
A load weighing 41,500 lbs requires securement against rearward force of:
28.
Which of these is a good thing to do when steering to avoid a crash?
29.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 55 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space that you need to have in front of your vehicle?
30.
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should:
31.
Drivers of trucks and tractor-trailers with cargo must check that the cargo is well secured within the first ___ miles of the trip.
32.
The proper time to cancel your turn signal for a lane change or turn is:
33.
What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
34.
When you are passing a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle you should assume that:
35.
Which of these statements about braking is true?
36.
A key principle to remember about loading cargo is to keep the load:
37.
What is a pallet used for?
38.
When your vehicle is out of gear for more than its length, it will be scored as:
39.
In Oregon, the maximum weight on the steer axle is listed as 600 pounds per inch of tire tread width up to 20,000 pounds. Your steer tires have a load rating of 6,150 pounds each and are 10 inches wide. What is the maximum legal weight your steer axle can carry in Oregon?
40.
Overall length limit on vehicles transporting machinery, poles, or structural objects is:
41.
To correct a drive wheel braking skid, you should:
42.
To avoid an accident you moved to the shoulder. The shoulder is clear, you should:
43.
Which of these statements about vehicle fire is true?
44.
What happens to tar on the road pavement during hot weather?
45.
A good inspection habit is for the driver to re-inspect the cargo:
46.
A major safety concern of a broken or faulty exhaust system is:
47.
Which statement below is false?
48.
You should always turn on your emergency four-way flashers when you:
49.
The pre-trip inspection should show that the exhaust system is:
50.
When driving downhill, you should use the service brakes: