Preparing for CDL Exam
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:
We’ve got you covered with truck driving training, programs are offered at any one of our partner school locations.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm#tab-6