Free Rhode Island CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2023

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our RI General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the RI CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Rhode Island 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 RI 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 2021 RI commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
RI CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
When using the brakes on a steep downgrade, which of the following applies?
Which of these is NOT a good thing to do when driving on slippery roads?
When is the driver responsible for inspecting cargo and securing devices?
To help you to stay alert while driving, you should:
A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo is a:
In case of low friction between the cargo and deck, which of these is not a solution?
On what day and time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2
Any driver convicted of violating an out-of-service order will be disqualified for a minimum of:
You are inspecting hydraulic brakes. You should pump the brake pedal three times then apply firm pressure to the pedal for five seconds. If the brakes are working properly, the pedal should:
When the hydraulic brakes fail while you are driving, the system will not build up pressure and the brake pedal will feel spongy or go to the floor. What should you do?
Some general signs that another driver may be distracted include which of the following:
Is there a 14 hour rule violation on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
Using 6 miles per gallon as your fuel mileage and 8 pounds per gallon for the weight of fuel, how much total fuel weight will you burn off in 600 miles?
You should lightly apply your brakes to flash the brake lights if:
What is the maximum blood-alcohol concentration allowed for operating a school bus?
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:
When driving in very hot weather, it is critically important to carefully inspect:
When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
What is the minimum weight of a load of metal coils that requires specific securement practices?
If you jam on the brakes and the wheels lock up and skid:
A tank vehicle endorsement is required to drive tank vehicles with a combined capacity of:
Overweight, oversized loads:
Another name for 'skid', a platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article.
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?
A tiedown is defined as:
As part of the log packing requirements:
Circumstances that would make wheels and rims unsafe include the following except:
In cargo securement, bracing is:
In cargo securement, the deck is:
Which violations have occurred in the below example?
Day 1

Day 2
Escape ramps:
Which of these should you NOT do in an emergency situation?
Which of these is true about tire pressure?
Whenever possible, a row of metal coils with eyes vertical requires one direct tiedown to secure against rearward movement at what maximum angle?
The best way to take a curve is to slow to a safe speed before entering the curve, then __________ as you go through it.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is NOT true?
Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:
Overall length limit on vehicles transporting machinery, poles, or structural objects is:
Which of the following techniques will not change the weight distribution across your axles?
What is the correct method of determining what percentage of fuel is distributed between the steer axle and the drive axles?
Which of these statements about engine overheating is true?
Coming down steep, long, downgrades will require a driver to:
What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
Some of the serious driving errors that can be caused by alcohol include:
Which of these is the most important thing to remember about emergency braking?
CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing:
When driving downhill, you should use the service brakes: