GENERAL KNOWLEDGE CDL PRACTICE TEST – 02
This general knowledge CDL practice test will examine your knowledge of general trucking, safe transportation of cargo, safe driving, and the correct way to perform a pre-trip vehicle inspection. In order to receive your CDL, it is required that you pass the state’s official CDL General Knowledge exam.
What Are the Requirements?
There are several federally mandated requirements that you will have to meet before being issued a CDL. These requirements were put in place to protect not only you the applicant but to others as well that will be sharing the roadway with you. • You must hold a commercial learner’s permit for no less than 14 days. • You must be able to provide a commercial vehicle of the same type in which you plan to test with. • You must take and pass a three-part CDL test which includes vehicle inspection, basic controls test, and a road test. • Additionally, to get a commercial learner’s permit, you will need to obtain a driving record and a medical examination. There are three types of CDL classes that determine the type of vehicle you may drive and how much you may tow. A Class A CDL class allows you to operate a vehicle with a GCWR of 26,001 if the vehicle you tow weighs more than 10,000 and a Class B CDL allows you to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or operate any vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 GVWR. With a Class C CDL, you can operate a Class C vehicle that transports hazardous materials.