Free Georgia CDL Practice Test Questions

by Joshua on May 19, 2014

The CDL test in Georgia is very similar to other state’s CDL tests. There could hardly be found any single anomalous law that only applies in Georgia. These questions are based on the CDL commercial manual for the state of Georgia —that can be found here

These questions are based of the Commercial manual from 2013. In preparing top acquire your CDL driver’s license , below you’ll find a snippet of what to expect on the Georgia CDL test.


The first third of the manual is concerned with issues pertaining to commercial vehicles. Equipment preparation, the use of placards, the use of reflective markers, and maintenance issues are addressed. Here are some question and T/F statements you can expect:

1. You should release air from hot tires so the tire’s pressure goes back to normal. T/F

2. For tires that are not the front tires, what is the minimum tread depth?

3. Wheel-bearing seals should be checked for what?

4. Sealed loads must be check for what, before transporting?

5. What are significant parts of the steering system?

6. What do retarders do?

7. For a vehicle’s front tires, what’s the minimum tread depth?

8. What are three types of emergency equipment every driver must have?

9. What are things you should check around the front of your automobile when doing your walk-around inspection?

10. When doing a pre-trip inspection, why should you keep the starter switch key in your pocket?

11. What are some potential defects of a suspension system?

12. What are two things that can cause tire fires?

13. As pertaining to cargo, what are three things drivers are held responsible for?

14. In a flatbed load, what is the minimum number of tie-downs?

15. On an open bed, what are two reasons you would cover cargo?

16. Explain hydroplaning.


The material covered in the middle part of the manual deals with driving issues that pertain to vehicles with large payloads or any type of cargo. Here are some questions you can expect:

1. How far ahead should you look forward?

2. In an emergency, is stopping always the safest thing to do? T/F?

3. While on the road, how often should you stop to check your cargo?

4. Total stopping distance is calculated by adding up which three measurements?

5. Why is it so vital to be in the right gear when starting down a hill?

6. Explain the importance of communication in safe driving.

7. When going down a steep, long downgrade, what factors help determine a safe speed?

8. You should slam the breaks if a tire goes out. T/F


The final sections of the Commercial Manual address hazardous materials. One should be able to answer these questions:

1. Define a hazard.

2. Define an escape ramp.

3. While driving, what are the two primary things to look ahead for?

4. Should you approach as near as possible to a fire when using a fire extinguisher?YES/NO

5. Define black ice.

6. In what situations should you downshift in an automatic?

7. How can you begin moving backwards if you’re stopped on a hill?

8. When stopped on a highway that’s divided, where should you place your reflectors?

9. Legal maximum weights may not be safe or legal in some situations. Name two.

10. Why might it be better to go right, rather than left around an object blocking the road?

11. How can you prevent more accidents at the scene of an accident?

12. Define a hazardous materials placard. Where might it be found?

13. When you see a hazard, why might you make emergency plans?

14. Name two situations you might downshift.

15. If you are driving a 30 foot vehicle at 55 mph, how many seconds of following distance should you allow?


These questions address the internal state of the driver. They pertain to the use of drugs alcohol, drowsiness, and the use of a helper in certain circumstances.

1. You can become drowsy by taking common cold medicines. T/F?

2. If you’re feeling sleepy, what things should you do before getting behind the wheel?

3. Outside air and caffeine will help someone sober up. T/F?

4. What is a driver and his or her helper’s most important agreed-on hand signal?

5. Why is it necessary to use a helper when backing?

6. If you get tired, drowsy, or sleepy while driving, what immediate actions should you take?

The Issue of Hazardous Waste

Other issues extensively addressed in the CDL manual for Georgia is that of hazardous waste. These are listed in the manual according to the class of waste, and an example is given for each class. This can be found in section 4 of the manual. In addition to these classes of waste, it is important to know which placards identify which class. This info can also be found in the Commercial Manual.

The Commercial manual is quite extensive, and issues of Air Breaks, Double and Triple Loads, and equipment are covered in detail.. The manual also offers mini-tests after every chapter. All Georgia drivers’ manuals can be accessed at You can also make use of cheat sheets found here on “”:

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