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In Texas, all CDL applicants must pass a Commercial Rules test before they are permitted to take any other CDL test. The test is based on the information found in Section 14 of the Texas CDL Handbook, which covers special requirements for CMV drivers in the state of Texas. The Special Requirements Test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions, and you’ll need to correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%) to pass. Take this Texas CDL Special Requirements practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. During the day, when transporting any load that extends more than four feet beyond the rear, you must attach a _________ to the extreme rear of such extension.
white reflector
white flag
red flag
red light
2. When operated on the highway at night, farm tractors not otherwise required to have lamps or lighting devices must have _______ on the rear visible for 1,000 feet.
two red reflectors
two white lights
three white flags
two red lights
3. At night, when transporting any load that extends more than four feet beyond the rear, drivers must attach a _________ to the extreme rear of such extension.
white light
red light
red flag
white reflector
4. When turning right while operating a long vehicle, if the street into which you are turning is narrow, you may have to:
swing right enough to place the left rear wheel in position to miss the curb.
turn sharply right.
cut the shoulder short.
swing slightly to the left.
5. When following another truck or vehicle, you must:
keep far enough back to allow another vehicle to overtake and enter the space between you and the vehicle ahead safely.
leave 20 feet between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead.
leave enough space to see the left front wheel of the vehicle ahead.
keep a two-second following distance.
6. On trucks, buses, truck tractors, trailers, semitrailers, pole trailers which are 80 or more inches in width, reflectors must be mounted between __________ inches from the ground.
35 and 70
5 and 100
8 and 64
24 and 60
7. You must obtain a special permit if you wish to haul a load that is ________ than the law allows.
All of the above.
8. The rear of every truck, truck-tractor, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, and bus must display:
two red reflectors.
four red reflectors.
two yellow reflectors.
four orange reflectors.
9. During times when lighted lamps are not required, _______ must be used in place of flares, lights, or reflectors.
two orange flags
a white flag
two red flags
three red electric lanterns
10. During summer, truck drivers should be on the lookout for:
overloaded cars with poor visibility.
fatigued motorists on vacation.
highway construction projects.
All of the above.
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TX Special Requirements Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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