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Just got my cdl permit, going to take skills test in Indianapolis Indiana

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Alright, I just got my class A CDL permit, and am going to take the skills test soon. I'm not going to a trucking school or training program with a big company because I got lined up with a local route to Columbus oh, from Portland IN. That being said, anyone got any tips that can help me with the pre trip inspection and skills test in general? I drove semi for a farmer I use to work for a couple years back, and moved trailers around for the factory I work for now. I am just wanting know opinions and tips for pre trip and skills test for prosafe in Indianapolis Indiana. Thanks in advance.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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