Free Rhode Island 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 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 2022 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
1.
A vehicle is loaded with very little weight on the drive axle. What may happen?
2.
Define 'bolster':
3.
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:
4.
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong wind is true?
5.
What should be true about other drivers:
6.
The cargo securement standard applies to commercial vehicles weighing more than:
7.
You are checking your brakes and suspension system for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
8.
Applying the brakes repeatedly on a downgrade to reduce speed 5 mph below your target is called:
9.
A stack of shortwood loaded lengthwise can be secured with one tiedown if:
10.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
11.
What is true about using a heater?
12.
What are the four basic weight limits?
13.
What is the maximum allowable weight on a 5-axle combination vehicle?
14.
Which of these is true about the use of drugs while driving?
15.
When securing paper rolls on a flatbed or curtainside vehicle, it is acceptable to stack rolls with eyes vertical:
16.
A car suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you NOT take?
17.
Which of the following require an additional CDL endorsement to drive?
18.
Rust around wheel nuts may indicate what?
19.
Your brakes can get wet when driving through heavy rain. What can happen if the brakes are applied?
20.
A load weighing 41,500 lbs requires securement against rearward force of:
21.
In case you have to fight a fire, also aim the extinguisher:
22.
Gross combination weight (GCW) is:
23.
A tiedown with a marked WLL of 8,000 lbs directly attached to an article has an actual WLL of:
24.
Which of the following vehicles will have the longest stopping distance?
25.
Any activity that draws your attention to something other than the task of driving is considered:
26.
The tread depth on front steering wheel tires should be:
27.
When you are starting to move up a hill from a stop:
28.
In general, the best braking technique to use in maintaining a safe speed when driving on a downgrade is:
29.
Which statement about EOBR's is true?
30.
Sliding your trailer tandems forward or backward will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
31.
Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. While traveling on a level road, you press the brake pedal and find that it goes to the floor. Which of these statements is true?
32.
Which of these is the proper signal to change lane?
33.
When parked on the side of a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions, place warning devices:
34.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
35.
An intermodal container is:
36.
Minimum tread depth on every groove on all tires must be at least:
37.
Where in the trailer could you place cargo so that the weight applied to the trailer tandems is greater than the weight of the cargo itself?
38.
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving is about __ at low speed.
39.
When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
40.
Putting too much weight towards the rear may cause all of these except:
41.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your drive axles?

Miles per gallon: 6

Miles travelled: 360

Percentage of fuel weight on drive axles: 30%
42.
When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
43.
What is true about bad weather and driving conditions?
44.
To avoid being blinded by glare when driving at night, drivers should:
45.
Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
46.
Some suggestions for reducing stress and aggressiveness while driving might include all of the following except:
47.
Where will the weight of fuel be distributed?
48.
You have steer tires rated at 6,150 pounds each, and you're in the state of West Virginia which says the legal limit for the steer axle is 20,000 pounds. What's the maximum legal weight you can carry on your steer axle in West Virginia?
49.
What violations occurred on the below example?
50.
When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method: