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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Utah 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 Utah 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 UT 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 brakes get wet, it can cause them:
to grab.
to apply unevenly.
to be weak.
All of the above.
2. You should downshift:
before starting up a hill.
before starting down a hill or entering a curve.
before exiting a curve.
None of the above.
3. The best way to see the rear and sides of your vehicle is to:
use your rear view camera.
roll down your passenger-side window.
check your mirrors regularly.
roll down your driver's window.
4. In an emergency, if you have to drive off the road you should:
stay on the shoulder (if possible) until your vehicle has come to a stop.
avoid using the brakes until your speed has dropped.
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
All of the above.
5. When the temperature is below freezing, which of the following areas may be slippery?
Shaded areas
Wet roads
All of the above.
6. How should you brake if your vehicle loses ABS?
Brake as you always have.
Pump the brake repeatedly
Stay off the Brake
Step on and off the brake pedal several times
7. You are inspecting your vehicle during a trip. What should you do?
Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
Use your senses to check for problems.
Check critical items such as tires, brakes, and lights.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following is NOT one of the four a basic skills needed to operate a commercial vehicle?
Ability to steer
Ability to back the vehicle safely
Ability to accelerate
Ability to multitask while driving
9. If you are convicted of a second DUI offense, you will lose your CDL driving privileges for:
a minimum of ten years.
a minimum of one year.
a minimum of five years.
10. When parked on the side of the road, you should:
activate the right turn signal.
use the 4-way emergency flashers.
flash your brake lights.
turn off all lights.
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UT CDL Practice Test

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