Free South Carolina 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 SC General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the SC CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the South Carolina 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 SC 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 SC commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
SC CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
You are driving at night and you must dim your headlights for traffic. Good speed management says you should:
2.
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
3.
Turn signals facing the front should be amber or:
4.
You are checking your tires for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
5.
Tourists may be hazardous because?
6.
Which of these is true about driving in a tunnel?
7.
In case of a fire, you should pull off the road and do all of the following except:
8.
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:
9.
You are checking your steering and exhaust system in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problems, if found, should be fixed before the vehicle is driven?
10.
There are three maximum limits you must follow at all times. Those limits are:
11.
Commercial drivers are allowed to hold CDL's in how many states at the same time?
12.
Implied consent means:
13.
Which of these are requirements for securement systems?
14.
All of the following are considered excessive speeding except:
15.
Cargo inspection:
16.
Ideally, where would you like the cargo's center of gravity located?
17.
Which means of securement is prohibited when transporting coils with
the coil eye crosswise on the vehicle?
18.
After an accident, you should only move a severely injured person:
19.
You should wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle:
20.
All of the following apply to farm vehicle operator CDL exemption except:
21.
Circumstances that would make wheels and rims unsafe include the following except:
22.
Banding is:
23.
What is the main factor that will limit how far back you can slide your tandems?
24.
"Fully Contained" means:
25.
A tiedown with a marked WLL of 8,000 lbs directly attached to an article has an actual WLL of:
26.
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?
27.
What is a cab shield?
28.
An example of reckless driving is:
29.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?
30.
When banding paper rolls with eyes vertical, you should:
31.
What is the cargo's center of gravity?
32.
When you are passing a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle you should assume that:
33.
In the following picture, what are axles 2 and 3 commonly referred to as?

34.
Which statement is true?
35.
Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
36.
You should use your horn when:
37.
When securing heavy vehicles, what is the minimum WLL of each tiedown?
38.
What does GCWR stand for?
39.
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?
40.
What happens to tar on the road pavement during hot weather?
41.
When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
42.
When stopping before a turn, do all of the following except:
43.
What is the maximum ideal angle for an effective direct tiedown?
44.
What kind of extinguisher should be used on burning paper, wood, or cloth?
45.
How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
46.
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2

47.
You are driving on a two-lane road. An oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is most often the best action to take?
48.
Posted heights at overpasses:
49.
Within the requirements for concrete pipe, which of these requires specific securement methods?
50.
Submitting fingerprints for a background check will be required for drivers applying for: