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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Maine 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 Maine 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 ME 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. When shifting down, after releasing the clutch for the first time you should:
push in the clutch again.
shift to the lower gear.
press the accelerator.
2. When you are driving in heavy traffic, the safest thing to do is to:
drive 10 mph below the speed of other traffic.
drive 10 mph below the speed limit.
drive at the speed of other traffic (without going at an illegal or unsafe speed).
3. The most important reason you inspect your vehicle is:
because Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles.
to avoid insurance premium hikes.
4. The distance your vehicle travels, in ideal conditions, from the time you see a hazard until your brain recognizes it, is called:
Perception distance
Stopping distance
Reaction distance
5. Which of the following is not proper tie-down equipment:
Bungee cords
6. Bracing is used to:
prevent movement of cargo.
increase the height of the vehicle’s center of gravity.
make cargo easier to unload.
7. If a car suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard, you should NOT:
stay close behind the car and honk your horn.
slow down to prevent a crash.
signal and change lanes to avoid the car, if possible.
8. Headlights:
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. If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:
remain calm and relaxed.
try to move away safely.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following statements is true?
You can always trust other drivers to turn in the direction that their turn signal is indicating.
Short-term or daily rental truck drivers are often not used to driving a large vehicle and may pose a hazard to you.
Delivery truck drivers are professionals and do not pose any hazard to you.
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ME CDL Practice Test

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