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.
Vehicle skids are often caused by:
2.
The driver is responsible for all of the following except for:
3.
Turn signals facing the front should be amber or:
4.
You are driving on a slippery road during the day. What does the Driver’s manual say about how much space you should keep ahead of your truck?
5.
What violation has occurred on the below log?

6.
Which of these pieces of emergency equipment should always be carried in your vehicle?
7.
Why is it important to shift gears correctly?
8.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 35 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe?
9.
How many days are you required to keep your completed logs?
10.
When making a left turn, you should do which of the following?
11.
As the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
12.
On an accident scene, if a qualified helper is present you should:
13.
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
14.
Overloading can have all of the following effects except:
15.
Cargo with a high center of gravity:
16.
Besides prescription drugs verified by a doctor as safe for driving, what other drugs are acceptable while driving?
17.
Based on the following information, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the drive axles?

Percentage of fuel weight to drive axles: 25%

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,275, drives: 33,800, gross: 77,420

18.
What should you do when you see a hazard in the roadway ahead of you?
19.
A left-hand turn should end:
20.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
21.
What is the Aggregate WLL of the securement system for a load secured with 7 tiedowns: 3 rated at WLL of 4,000 lbs, 2 at 6,500, and 1 at 8,000?
22.
When shifting you should do all of the following except:
23.
While driving, ice builds up on your wipers and they no longer clean the windshield. You should:
24.
What is the safe number to use in calculations for the weight of fuel?
25.
A car suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you NOT take?
26.
When should you test your parking brakes?
27.
When starting in slippery conditions, you should:
28.
Cargo is contained when:
29.
Your vehicle will be put out of service if ____ or more leaves in any leaf spring are missing.
30.
How long should it take oil pressure to come up to normal?
31.
Specific securement methods are required for boulders that:
32.
Timber used for dunnage must be all of the following except:
33.
What are most front-wheel skids caused by:
34.
What is the main factor that will limit how far back you can slide your tandems?
35.
Which of these statements about rear drive wheel braking skid is true?
36.
Which of the following vehicles will have the longest stopping distance?
37.
When loading a trailer, if the cargo is loaded all to the rear, it may result in:
38.
Based on the following figures, how much fuel can you legally add while remaining legal on the steer axle?

Load rating of steer tires: 6,150 pounds

Percentage of fuel weight to steer axle: 85%

Steer axle weight limit in states you're travelling: 20,000 pounds

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,500, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

39.
A minimum disqualification of 12 months will result for any driver who:
40.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL of all tiedowns in a group of concrete pipe?
41.
Merging to the road is safest if you:
42.
Vehicles should be equipped with all of the following emergency equipment except:
43.
What is the maximum angle recommended for tiedowns securing cement pipe loaded crosswise, relative to the deck?
44.
A driver will generally be required to have a DOT medical card in order to drive which of the following:
45.
What kind of extinguisher should be used on burning paper, wood, or cloth?
46.
How much space in front of you is needed while driving on a highway?
47.
The narrowest end of a boulder should be pointed:
48.
What is the minimum number of tiedowns required through the eye of a metal coil loaded crosswise?
49.
Specifically prohibited in the testing area are cellphones and:
50.
The purpose of hazmat rules includes all of these except: