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FREE CDL INFO - 2019 Commercial Drivers License

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You must obtain and maintain your CDL in your state of residence. This is normally the state where your regular driver\'s license was issued. If you plan on moving soon, you may want to choose your new state of residence.

Class A CDL (Commercial Driver's License)
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How to get a Class A CDL - Class A CDL requirements, study guide, rules, requirements, cost etc.

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You must obtain and maintain your CDL in your state of residence. This is normally the state where your regular driver's license was issued. If you plan on moving soon, you may want to choose your new state of residence.

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There are THREE types (classifications) of CDL (Commercial Drivers License)

If you possess a Class A CDL, you may also drive Class B and Class C vehicles if you have the appropriate endorsements. See detailed differences between the CDL Classification Codes.

Class A CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Requirements

Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
Any combination of vehicles which has a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more) whichever is greater, inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) whichever is greater.
  • Includes "tractor-trailer" type vehicles such as an "eighteen wheeler".
  • Some states (check locally) require a Class A CDL when pulling ANY trailer exceeding 10,000 lbs GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) even when the COMBINED gross vehicle weight rating (CGVWR) does not exceed 26,000 pounds . . . example: a one-ton "dually" pulling a trailer exceeding 10,000 pounds but truck GVWR plus the trailer GVWR not exceeding 26,000 pounds. (Most states have an exception for private recreational travel trailers; check locally).

How to get a Class A CDL (Commercial Drivers License)

  • Provide documentation and pay fees
  • Provide Medical Certificate
  • Pass applicable written test(s) to obtain a CDL Class A permit (General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination Vehicles)
  • Pass skills tests in a "representative" type vehicle
For more detailed information, go to how to get your CDL.

Class A Exam Requirements

To operate 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 needed. The following tests are required:
  • General Knowledge test
  • Combinations vehicle test
  • Air Brakes
  • Pre-Trip
  • Basic Skills
  • CDL Road Test
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements
You can normally take the required CDL written tests and obtain your your CDL permit without having to make an appointment. You will have to make an appointment to take the CDL Skills tests.

 CDL Class A, B, C plus Endorsements Selector Tool
If you need help . . .
determining what Class of CDL you need based upon the type of vehicle you will drive (A, B or C) or are not sure which CDL Endorsements you need based upon the type of loads you will carry use the free CDL Selector Tool . . .
Go to CDL Selector Tool
(Use only for a new CDL)
Not sure which CDL Tests you need to pass? Use this tool to determine what Class of CDL and which CDL Endorsements you require.

Are YOU ready to get YOUR CDL?
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In addition to the CDL (commercial driver's license) information found in our website covering the CDL and in the free CDL Handbook (which is quite boring and a bit confusing - and doesn't have a single multiple-choice question in it that is asked on the actual tests), the complete online CDL Practice Test prep program will prepare you to easily pass your CDL written exams to get your CDL permit. The skills test modules are invaluable to give you a head start before doing your behind the wheel work, possibly saving you a lot of money. The CDL test prep program includes the following features . . .
  • Covers ALL Eight CDL written tests.
    • In separate study modules - you won't need all of them - don't waste time on what you don't require.
  • Covers ALL Three CDL skills tests.
    • In separate study modules - you won't need all of them - don't waste time on what you don't require.
  • 670 practice CDL test questions with actual answers.
  • Access to CDL videos covering written and skills tests.
  • CDL study guide in both text and audio - listen as you read along.
  • CDL study Quick Reviews.
  • Interactive online CDL Quizzes.
  • and much more!
May your new CAREER be prosperous!!!

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