Want to ace your written CDL test and get the relevant endorsements required for obtaining your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)?
Taking our free CDL practice test will ensure that you are adequately prepared, putting you in the right direction to beginning an exciting career in trucking. Quit wasting your valuable time and hard-earned cash on multiple test taking trips to your local DMV, only to end up with disappointing results and denied permit. Practice here and get the resources you need to succeed on your first try!
From dump truck to passenger bus and even tractor trailer CDL driver training, we covers a wide spectrum of driver licensing preparation protocols as well as the availability of practice segments for the written CDL test. Regardless of your trucking career choice, these practice questions are a wealth of knowledge to add to your test taking arsenal.
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When preparing to study for your Commercial Driver’s License, or CDL, simply reading through your state’s CDL driver’s manual likely will not provide you with all of the relevant information you will need to be successful at passing the various tests which may be necessary, depending on your specific licensing and endorsement needs. By utilizing the CDL practice test available online, you can study and test on each topic separately, so rather than reading and trying to absorb a large amount of information that you will ultimately have no use for, you will be better able to retain the information that will be pertinent to you and to the tests you need to take.
Types of Endorsements
There are three types of CDL classes that determine the type of vehicle you may drive and how much you may tow. A Class A CDL class allows you to operate a vehicle with a GCWR of 26,001 if the vehicle you tow weighs more than 10,000 and a Class B CDL allows you to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or operate any vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 GVWR. With a Class C CDL, you can operate a Class C vehicle that transports hazardous materials.
After you meet the requirements for a Class A, B, or C CDL, you can pursue additional tests for federal endorsements on your license.
There are several endorsements that can be added to your CDL as well:
- P: Passenger Vehicles. This requires a skills and knowledge test. This endorsement allows you to drive a vehicle that carries more than a specific number of occupants, depending on your state.
- N: Tank Vehicles. This requires a knowledge test.
- T: Double/Triple Trailers. This requires a knowledge test.
- H: Hazardous Materials. This requires a knowledge test and the TSA Threat Assessment.
- S: School Bus. This requires a skills and knowledge test.
- X: Tank Vehicle/Hazardous Materials Combination.