CDL Glossary & FAQ
The world of trucking is exciting, fast-paced, and constantly on the go. CDL and long distance drivers have schedules to keep, deadlines to reach, and personal lives of their own to manage. If you’re new to this lifestyle, or looking to discover more about it (perhaps to see if becoming a trucker is right for you), we’ve put together this handy list of definitions, frequently asked questions, and descriptions to terms commonly used throughout the trucking world.
If you’re wondering what a DOT medical exam is, the differences between classes of CDL licenses, types of CDL Endorsements, or more general questions about trucking lifestyle or safety tips, this glossary can lead you in the right direction. We have created full page answer guides to these questions, and definitions to these terms in order to help you gain a better understanding of being a truck driver. Each page also links to additional resources related to the same topics
We are constantly updating this glossary page with new terms and definitions in the hope that your trucking questions can be answered; whether you’re brand new to driving, or a more experienced driver looking to start your own company. If you have more questions, try looking through our resources page or contact us to learn more about getting your CDL license.