Steps to Get A CDL
Now that you know that you are eligible to receive a CDL and you know the requirements, let’s learn more about the steps on how to get it. These steps will help guide you in the right direction. Below are five steps to get your CDL.
Obtain a study guide: Once you have decided that you want to obtain a CDL and you feel that you meet all the requirements above, you will need to do your homework. Obtain a free CDL study guide from your local DMV and familiarize yourself with its contents, also, take our general knowledge practice test here.
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.