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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Alabama CDL test consists of 50 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 40 questions (80%). The general knowledge test covers the contents of the Alabama CDL Manual. All CDL applicants (Class A, B and C) must study the following sections: Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if you plan to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes), Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test, Road Test. In addition, the Class A CDL test will include questions based on the Combination Vehicles section. Take this CDL practice test now to prepare for the actual AL general knowledge test! To get your CDL, you must pass both the knowledge and skills tests. CDL knowledge tests include: General Knowledge, Passenger Transport, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Hazardous Materials, Tanker Vehicles, Doubles/Triples, School Bus, Firefighter. Depending on what class of license (A, B or C) and endorsements you need, you must take one or more knowledge tests. A special endorsement is also required to drive certain types of vehicles. The following endorsements may be used with a Class A, B or C CDL: HazMat (H), Tank Vehicles (N), Tank Vehicles Transporting Hazardous Materials (X) and Passenger Transport (P). The School Bus endorsement (S) is only available for Class A or B CDL, and the Doubles/Triples endorsement (T) is only available for Class A driver's licenses.
1. Whether or not you load and secure your load yourself, you are responsible for:
recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight.
knowing your cargo is properly secured.
inspecting your cargo.
All of the above.
2. When you see a hazard that will require slowing down, you should:
speed up to pass the obstacle as quickly as possible.
warn the drivers behind by flashing your brake lights.
alert the drivers behind by pointing and sounding your horn.
immediately come to a compolete stop.
3. Fully loaded trucks require greater stopping distances than empty vehicles. True or False?
True, but only if the truck was built after 1998.
True, but only on wet surfaces.
4. Dollies with ABS are required to have a malfunction lamp:
on the rear.
on the front.
on the left side.
on the right side.
5. At highway speeds, good drivers look at least _______ ahead.
150 feet
1/4 mile
1/2 feet
1 mile
6. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Steering brake
Service brake
Emergency brake
Parking brake
7. _________ is operating a motor vehicle with the intent of doing harm to others.
Road rage
Passive driving
Aggressive driving
Angry driving
8. Headlights:
should be out of adjustment.
can blind other drivers.
should not be used when driving at night.
must be turned on a half hour before sunset to a half hour after sunrise.
9. Hydroplaning:
is more likely when tire pressure is low.
is more likely to occur when tire tread is in good condition.
causes your vehicle to go faster.
only occurs at speeds above 55 mph.
10. Before entering a curve, drivers should:
put the transmission in Neutral.
speed up.
downshift to the right gear.
drive on the shoulder.
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AL CDL Practice Test

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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