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How do I get a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?

  • Decide the type of CDL license you need: Class A, B, or C (plus any endorsements).
  • Pass the knowledge tests at the DMV to get your CDL Learners Permit (CLP). This enables you to practice driving on public roads with another qulaified driver.
  • Pass the skills test, which includes Vehicle Inspection, Basic Controls, and Road Tests.
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What is a Commercial Drivers License - CDL?

A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a type driver's license required in the United States to drive vehicles that weigh 26,001 pounds or more OR vehicles that transport more than 15 people or contain hazardous cargo.

How do I get a CDL License?
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  • Decide the type of CDL license you need. (Note: there are 3 Classes of CDLs - Class A, Class B, and Class C - and endorsements for specialized qualifications for certain vehicles like school buses, tanker trucks, etc.).
  • Get your CDL Learners Permit (CLP) by passing the knowledge test at the DMV. Be sure to study your state CDL manual or ensure you're prepared with TestQuestionsAndAnswers.com. (Note: you'll also need to show the state proof that you are medically qualified (DOT medical card), proof of name and residency, and have your driving record checked for all 50 states. The CLP enables you to practice driving with a qualified driver sitting next to you).
  • Get your CDL License by passing a skills test which consists of of 3 parts: the Vehicle Inspection Test, the Basic Controls Test, and the Road Test. (Note: you must have your CLP for 14 days before taking the sills test which After passing the test, you must take all documents to the DMV to obtain your CDL. Note: some states require CDL training before issuing a CDL license).

How do I get a Class A CDL License?

Class A Requirements - To drive trucks or truck combinations weighing 26,001 lbs or more, and towing a vehicle/unit over 10,000 lbs, then a Class A license is required. You must pass the following tests:

  • General Knowledge test
  • Combinations vehicle test
  • Air Brakes
  • Pre-Trip Inspection test
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements (for example, Hazardous Materials if needed)

After passing all of the knowledge tests above, and meeting the other state requirements, you'll receive your CDL Learner's Permit. After 14 days, you may take the Road Test consisting of Vehicle Inspection, Basic Controls, and the actual On-Road Test.

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How do I get a Class B CDL License?

Class B Requirements - To operate straight trucks and buses 26,001 lbs or more, then a Class B license is required. You must pass the following tests:

  • General Knowledge test
  • Air Brakes (if applicable)
  • Pre-Trip Inspection test
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements (for example, Hazardous Materials if needed)

After passing all of the knowledge tests above, and meeting the other state requirements, you'll receive your CDL Learner's Permit. After 14 days, you may take the Road Test consisting of Vehicle Inspection, Basic Controls, and the actual On-Road Test.

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How do I get a Class C CDL License?

Class C Requirements - To operate vehicles transporting placarded amounts of hazardous materials, or vehicles designed to transport more than 15 persons including the driver with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs, then a Class C license is needed. You must pass the following tests:

  • General Knowledge test
  • Air Brakes (if applicable)
  • HazMat (if carrying hazardous materials)
  • Passenger Transport (if transporting more than 15 people, including the driver)

After passing all of the knowledge tests above, and meeting the other state requirements, you'll receive your CDL Learner's Permit. After 14 days, you may take the Road Test consisting of Vehicle Inspection, Basic Controls, and the actual On-Road Test.

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