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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 AR 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. If your tires are hot, you should NOT:
drive until you correct the cause of the overheating.
let air out of the tires so the pressure goes back to normal.
stop to let the tires cool down.
once the tires have cooled down, make another stop to check the tires.
2. Which of the following helps keep the engine cool in hot weather?
Making sure the anti-lock braking system is on.
Making sure there is enough engine oil.
Driving faster to force more air into the radiator.
All of the above.
3. Front-end header boards:
block the forward movement of your cargo.
protect you from your cargo in case of an emergency stop.
protect you from your cargo in case of a crash.
All of the above.
4. After starting the engine, you are looking at the oil pressure gauge. Oil pressure should come up to normal within:
10 minutes.
2 minutes.
5 minutes.
5. After beginning a trip, you should inspect your cargo:
within the first 100 miles.
within the first 50 miles.
before the last 25 miles.
during your first rest stop.
6. ABS:
helps you avoid wheel lock up.
makes it easier to turn.
makes it easier to break.
allows the wheels to lock up.
7. To test the parking brake:
step on and off the brake pedal to reduce air pressure.
check that all shut-off valves are in the open position.
turn off the engine.
gently try to pull forward with the parking brake on.
8. Using a helper when backing up is:
not recommended.
9. When you are involved in an accident and not seriously hurt, you need to:
protect the area and notify authorities.
care for the injured.
collect required information and report the accident.
All of the above.
10. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
Look under the vehicle for the wheel speed sensor wires coming from the back of the brakes.
All of the above.
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AR CDL Practice Test

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Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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