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
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
You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you. The marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the marking mean?
Which of these is the best general rule for night driving?
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?
What violation has occurred on the below log?

When the roads are slippery, you should:
Why is it important to shift gears correctly?
"The driver’s manual suggests several things to do when you pass a vehicle. Which of these is NOT one of them?"
When using stab braking, all of the following are steps except
Why Do HOS Regulations Exist?
When making a left turn, you should do which of the following?
As a way to maximize all time available, you should always do the following:
There are three maximum limits you must follow at all times. Those limits are:
To test for leaks on hydraulic brake systems:
Which of these is true about hazardous materials:
Which of these is not required knowledge for drivers seeking a hazardous material endorsement?
Which means of securement is prohibited when transporting coils with
the coil eye crosswise on the vehicle?
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: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
When you are driving on a snow packed road, you should reduce your speed by:
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 31,700 and your trailer tandems are 35,100. Based upon a trailer with 6 inch slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and what would the final weights be?
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:
Requirements for securing a non-cubic shaped boulder with a stable base include all of the following except:
Drivers are generally only allowed to use cell phones or text in all of the following situations except:
Your vehicle will be put out of service if ____ or more leaves in any leaf spring are missing.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your steer axle?

Miles per gallon: 7
Miles travelled: 280
Percenatage of fuel weight on steer axle: 80%
Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true?
Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?
Day 1

Day 2
Good general shifting techniques for going down a long downgrade include:
The object of the pre-trip inspection is:
What is the main factor that will limit how far back you can slide your tandems?
When loading paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following is not a requirement for stacking a second layer?
Drivers of trucks and tractor-trailers with cargo must check that the cargo is well secured within the first ___ miles of the trip.
You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
Aggregate Working Load Limit is defined as:
After starting the engine:
Empty trucks:
When going down a long steep downgrade you should always:
An ABS light that comes on or stays on while driving indicates:
Any CDL holder found to operating a CMV with ANY alcohol in his/her system will be placed out-of-service for a minimum of:
Vehicles should be equipped with all of the following emergency equipment except:
You are required to inspect your truck within how many miles after beginning the trip?
Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving is true?
What is the minimum nominal dimension of timber blocking used to secure concrete pipe?
If you were instructed to 'tarp' a load, what would you be using?
All of the following are true of alcohol except:
What is the minimum WLL used to block forward movement of cargo weighing 36,500 lbs?
A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tie-down and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned is a:
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

Which of the statements about an inspection of the suspension components is true?
If you're able to arrive early for a delivery, you should: