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'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: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,700 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
2.
One can recognize hazardous materials by looking on the container:
3.
When the roads are slippery, you should:
4.
What is the aggregate WLL of two indirect tiedowns with a WLL of 5,000 lbs, and one tiedown with a WLL of 6,000 lbs?
5.
Which violation occurs on the below example?
6.
Which of these is not a brake check you normally do during your walk-around inspection?
7.
A stack of shortwood loaded lengthwise can be secured with one tiedown if:
8.
You are driving a vehicle that could be driven safely at 55 mph on an open road. But traffic is heavy and other vehicles drive at the speed of 35 mph, though the speed limit is 55 mph. The safest speed for your vehicle is more likely to be:
9.
Which of these is correct about emergency or evasive action?
10.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
11.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
12.
When road lighting is poor or confusing, you should:
13.
What is the Federal Standard for maximum weight on a tandem axle vehicle?
14.
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2

15.
Which of these are not part of the front pre-trip inspection?
16.
Which means of securement is prohibited when transporting coils with
the coil eye crosswise on the vehicle?
17.
A container chassis vehicle is defined as:
18.
Three serious traffic violations in a 3-year period will result in a CDL disqualification of:
19.
Any operator who refuses to submit to drug or alcohol testing, or who tests in excess of the legal limits, will be disqualified for a minimum of:
20.
All of the following should be part of the engine compartment check except:
21.
What affect will sliding the trailer tandems forward have on the weight distribution?
22.
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
23.
Rust around wheel nuts may indicate what?
24.
Most skids:
25.
What happens if an EOBR malfunctions?
26.
You may hang up on a railroad track if:
27.
Why does vehicle speed naturally increase on a downgrade?
28.
If you are not sure what to use to put out a hazardous material fire you should:
29.
The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
30.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?
31.
Which of these would NOT help if windshield is covered with ice?
32.
Controlled braking:
33.
Given that general cargo securement requires a WLL of at least 50% of cargo weight, how many 1/2-inch Grade 70 chains would be required for a load of 34,500 lbs?
34.
You are driving a heavy vehicle. You must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill. You should:
35.
Some common causes of vehicle fires are spilled fuel, improper fueling, under-inflated tires, and:
36.
Which of these is NOT a danger of a rough acceleration?
37.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of tire failure?
38.
What does emergency braking mean?
39.
If you have used up all of your 14 hour on duty time, how many hours would you regain after an 8 hour break in the sleeper berth?
40.
If you were instructed to 'tarp' a load, what would you be using?
41.
What is the maximum legal weight for the drive axles or trailer tandems?
42.
When entering and exiting an expressway, and also generally any time you drive, you should:
43.
What is bell pipe concrete?
44.
What is the minimum number of tie-downs to be used on flatbed cargo?
45.
You weigh the truck immediately before and after fueling. Based on the following, determine what percentage of the weight goes to each set of axles.

Before fueling:

steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

After fueling:

steer:11,850, drives: 33,300, gross: 77,300

46.
Heavy vehicles often move slower than others. Which of these is NOT a good rule to follow while driving a heavy vehicle?
47.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
48.
Sliding your 5th wheel will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
49.
Improperly loaded or secured cargo:
50.
The maximum number of allowable looks and/or pull-ups on any particular exam exercise is: