CDL test training puts you on course to pass the exam. 

Map your route for the road ahead.

You’re eager to hit the open road to your exciting new career. Before you get behind the wheel, every trucker has to pass the CDL exam. To get your CDL, you’ll need to:

  • Obtain your Commercial Learners Permit (CLP)
  • Complete a CDL training program 
  • Pass a three-part Commercial Driver’s License skills test: Vehicle Inspection, Basic Vehicle Control (backing maneuvers), and On-Road Driving.

We’ve got you covered with truck driving training, programs are offered at any one of our partner school locations. 

Let us help you steer clear of obstacles and prep to pass the CDL exam. 

Contact one of our Education Consultants today to begin the enrollment process and better understand your state’s requirements for obtaining a CDL. Don’t worry, we’re here to help answer all of your questions and determine what you’ll need to get in the driver’s seat. Obtaining  your CDL is generally a three-step process:

1. Obtain your Commercial Learners Permit

Your Commercial Learners Permit (CLP), separate from your regular driver’s license, allows you to begin driving tractor-trailers in a training school setting. Your CLP isn’t required for enrollment.

2. Train & Study

Get behind the wheel with our instructors, who are CDL holders with industry experience driving big rigs. They’re here to teach you everything you need to know to prepare for the written and road test portions of your CDL exam, and answer questions about becoming a CDL driver.

Practice means passing. Refresh and prepare for both portions of your exam with: 

  • A review of your state’s Commercial Driver’s Manual 
  • CDL Practice tests offered here on CDL.com

Don’t forget, our Education Consultants and Instructors are here to help answer any questions about your state’s requirements. Contact us today at 844.5CDLNOW.

3. Take the Exam

After you’ve honed your truck driving skills, you’re ready to sit for the CDL exam. The exam is divided into three parts taken in this order: 

Part 1 - Vehicle Inspections

The classroom and road experience you receive in your truck driving training will help you with questions related to:

  • Learning vehicle parts
  • Systems
  • Terminology

Part 2 – Basic Vehicle Control

You will be in the driver’s seat learning how to back the trailer. All backing maneuvers exactly match those at the official testing sites. 

  • Driving technique
  • Emergency situations

Part 3 - Road Test

You’ll have hours of behind-the-wheel training, operating the rig on public roads and highways. Make sure to follow all safety and driving rules: certain mistakes such as hitting a curb, forgetting a turn signal or rolling backward from a stop could result in an automatic failure. 

Showcase your truck driving proficiency by keeping calm and remembering to utilize the valuable skills and techniques learned from the pros in CDL.com’s network of trucking schools.

Shift into CDL exam gear with truck driving training school. 

For more information about training for a CDL license, your state’s requirements or paying for school, call us today at 844.5CDLNOW or fill out the form on this page. To understand your state’s requirements, we encourage you to reach out to one of our Education Consultants. 

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