Alabama CDL Test Preparation

Our Free Alabama CDL Practice Tests have been helping future truckers pass the official state exams and get their CDL since 2004. Our AL CDL test questions and answers cover everything you’ll need to be thoroughly prepared when you go and take the real exams. All questions are derived from the official Alabama manual.

These tests are in Classic, Practice, and Exam Modes. Learn how to use our CDL tests and pass the DMV exams.

In Practice Mode, you get immediate results after each answered question plus the exact CDL manual location to aid your study. In Exam Mode, Each practice test is timed and you get your grade and results only after you’ve finished each test. This is very similar to the official state CDL written exams!

To pass the official written exams, start by getting your CDL manual. Then, while still keeping the manual handy, start taking our practice tests. We also have additional Alabama CDL Resources (see below) to help you get your CDL.

Now, prepare to pass your official exams with our Free CDL Practice Tests!

To get a CDL and drive any type of commercial vehicle, you must take and pass the General Knowledge test. You’ll be tested on general trucking knowledge, driving safely and transporting cargo safely, taken from sections 1, 2, and 3 of your state CDL manual. Once again, you MUST pass the official state CDL General Knowledge exam to get your CDL.

You must have a CDL with a Hazmat (Hazardous Materials) Endorsement before you drive any size vehicle that is used in the transport of any material that requires hazardous material placarding or any quantity of a material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR 93.

To drive a truck or bus with air brakes, you need to know the information in the CDL Air Brakes section of the CDL manual. To pull a trailer with air brakes, you also need to know the information in the Combination Vehicles section. Air brakes use compressed air to make the brakes work. Air brakes are a good and safe way of stopping large and heavy vehicles, but the brakes must be well maintained and used properly.

The Air Brakes CDL Practice Test covers:
Air Brake System Parts, Dual Air Brake SystemsInspecting Air Brakes and Using Air Brakes.

To drive a commercial vehicle AND pull any kind of trailer, you must pass the Combination Vehicles written CDL exam. Combination vehicles are usually heavier, longer, and require more driving skill than single commercial vehicles. This means that drivers of combination vehicles need more knowledge and skill than drivers of single vehicles. You must understand the important safety factors that apply specifically to combination vehicles. Our CDL Combination Vehicles practice tests will prepare you to pass the exam.

Want to haul tankers? A tank vehicles endorsement is required for certain vehicles that transport liquids or gases. Our Tank Vehicles practice tests will prepare you to get this CDL endorsement. The liquid or gas does not have to be a hazardous material. A tanker endorsement is only required if your vehicle needs a Class A or B CDL and you want to haul a liquid or liquid gas in a permanently mounted cargo tank rated at 119 gallons or more or a portable tank rated at 1,000 gallons or more.

To pass the CDL Doubles and Triples written exam, you’ll need to demonstrate understanding about how important safety is when driving with more than one trailer. Drivers must also know how to couple and uncouple correctly, and about inspecting doubles and triples. When pulling 2 or 3 trailers, there are more things that can go wrong, as they are less stable than other commercial vehicles.

Our Free Online Pre-Trip Inspection Practice Test questions and answers will prepare you online to Prepare for the Pre-Trip portion of the CDL skills test. Each test has 3 testing modes to help you prepare and easily remember the information.

Our Free Passenger Vehicles Practice Tests will help you prepare for your state CDL written exam. To drive a bus, you must pass this test. We have all the CDL test questions and answers to help you get your P-endorsement. Each test has 3 testing modes to help you prepare for the exams and easily remember the information.

Additional Information About Alabama CDL Tests

The Alabama CDL manual is based on the same template given from the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and based on Federal Guidelines. This information doesn’t change from state to state. Each state turns this template into their own CDL manual and adds such things as an introduction, state DMV/DPS locations, requirements, and fees for that state. The FMCSA’s mission “is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses”. These rules must be consistent nationwide.

Think about it. The way you drive a big truck doesn’t change from one state to the next. Is there a different braking technique on a mountain in Colorado than there is in West Virginia? No, that’s why the questions and answers on the Air Brakes test are the same on the Alabama CDL test as they are on every other state’s test. Are Hazmat placards placed in a different location on your trailer depending on what state you’re in? Not so much. That’s why the Hazardous Materials CDL test is the same in every state.