CDL Practice Test Review

The CDL is much more difficult than a standard civilian drivers’ license. Most applicants will choose a CDL Test Study Guide as their primary preparation resource, and the really well-prepared will back that up with a quality set of CDL Test Flashcards. Either way, success or failure is mostly a choice because you are responsible for passing the exam to obtain your CDL.

If you want to drive a big-rig or another type of large vehicle, then you will need to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. The CDL test has two sections – a general knowledge section and a road driving test – and each of these sections also has multiple parts. While there are other requirements for becoming a truck driver, like being at least 18 years old and passing a physical exam, passing the CDL test is a must.

So if you will be taking the CDL test anytime soon, then it would be a good idea to study. Here are some ways to prepare for the CDL test:

Becoming a truck driver means having a clean driving record, having no history of felony, and passing a physical exam every two years. If you aren’t yet enrolled in a driving school, then you should look into doing so, since many truck companies recruit new drivers from these schools.

The general knowledge portion of the CDL exam covers a lot of facts and figures of trucks and roads – take time to study these in the weeks before your exam. You also need hands-on time with a truck to prepare for the road driving portion of the CDL test.

One of the best ways to prepare for the CDL test is to use a CDL test study guide, which will walk you through some sample questions, a practice exam, and test-taking strategies built specifically around the CDL test.

You may also want to invest in some CDL Exam Flashcards, which provide all the information from a study guide in a convenient and efficient format. Flashcards may be especially useful if you already spend a lot of time on the road or at another job. Pull them out during your breaks and other times in the day when you have a few minutes, like when you’re waiting for an appointment.

CDL FAQ

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What is on the CDL test?

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The CDL test contains a general knowledge test, an endorsements test, and an air brakes test.

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How many question are on the CDL test?

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There are 50 questions on the CDL general knowledge test.

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What percentage do you need to pass a CDL test?

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You need to answer 80% of the questions correctly to pass a CDL test.

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What does a CDL allow you to do?

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A CDL allows you to operate large vehicles such as buses, garbage trucks, and commercial trucks.

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Can you drive a bus with a CLASS A CDL?

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You will be required to have a class A CDL if the bus weighs more than 26,000 pounds and holds more than 15 passengers.

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What do you have to make on the CDL test to pass?

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You have to answer at least 80% of questions correctly to pass the CDL test.

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Is the CDL A test multiple choice?

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Yes, CDL A general knowledge tests are multiple choice.

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How long does it take to get your Class A license?
The average length of a Class A CDL program is about seven weeks.

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What is a Class A CDL permit?

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A Class A CDL permit allows drivers to operate vehicles exceeding 26,000 lbs. and towed vehicles exceeding 10,000 lbs.

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What is required for a CLASS B CDL?

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To acquire a Class B CDL, you must pass a General Knowledge exam, air brakes test, and pre-tip inspection.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 5, 2019