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
Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
By law, who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and road-worthiness of a CMV?
Perception distance is the distance your vehicle travels from the time:
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
Which statement is true about extending the 14 hour on duty clock by using the 8 hour sleeper berth provision?
Which violation occurs on the below example?
Which of these is not a brake check you normally do during your walk-around inspection?
Commercial drivers are allowed to hold CDL's in how many states at the same time?
Vehicles exempt from Certificate of Safety inspection requirements include:
Drivers should be aware that convex mirrors will make reflections look:
When loaded cement pipe over 45 inches in diameter, which pipes should be blocked, wedged, or otherwise immobilized?
What should you do when you see a hazard in the roadway ahead of you?
Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter up to 45 inches loaded crosswise as a group, a crosswise tiedown should be used every how many feet?
Which of these statements about drugs is true?
Cargo inspection:
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: 80%

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

Weight Before Fueling: Steer: 11,450, drives: 33,100, gross: 76,700

What is the main factor affecting the low-speed offtracking of a tractor trailer?
The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving amounts to about ___ miles at normal highway speed.
To help slow the vehicle to reduce the need for using the service brakes, some vehicles are equipped with:
What is the minimum amount of rearward force that a cargo securement system must withstand?
When shifting you should do all of the following except:
Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time?
Using controlled braking, brakes are applied as hard as possible:
A waterproof sheet used to cover cargo is a:
Which of these is a good thing to do when steering to avoid a crash?
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 55 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space that you need to have in front of your vehicle?
When confronted with an aggressive driver, you should do all of the following except:
If you are forced to leave the road in an emergency, all of these are good guidelines except:
Should brake adjustment be checked often?
A dunnage bag is:
The maximum allowable overall length for semitrailers is:
After turning and getting up to speed:
Under the adverse driving conditions exception, how many additional hours can you drive?
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
A DUI conviction for a CDL-holder will result in disqualification for a minimum of:
Which of these items is NOT checked for a pre-trip inspection?
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel back one hole?

steer axle: 12,300 pounds
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
Which of the following is considered off duty time?
When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
Using the following numbers, what would be the final result if you moved the 5th wheel forward two holes?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
What is the presumed resistance to horizontal movement of friction mats?
"You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercials driver’s license. You are asked to deliver hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle. You should:"
What kind of extinguisher should be used on burning paper, wood, or cloth?
What violation has occurred at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2?
Day 1

Day 2
You receive a scale ticket and your drive axles are 35,400 and your trailer tandems are 31,100. Based upon the two most common tandem slider rail hole spacings, what is the minimum number of holes you would have to slide the tandems to get the weight legal, and in which direction?
Sliding your 5th wheel will redistribute the weight mainly between which two sets of axles?
As part of their pre-trip cargo securement inspection, drivers should:
Which log below contains at least one violation?
Day 1

Day 2
What kind of extinguisher would you use to fight an electrical fire?