Nevada CDL Practice Test

We've broken our Nevada CDL practice tests into 16 categories which will cover the entire CDL permit exam, all of the CDL endorsement exams, and your job duties as a driver.

  • Nevada Driving Rules & Regulations

    Driving Rules And Regulations will cover the basics like who needs a CDL, CDL classifications, CDL reqiurements and disqualifications, and why special CDL endorsements are sometimes required.

  • Nevada Transporting Cargo Safely

    Transporting Cargo will cover the different terms related to truck and cargo weights, driver responsibilities regarding overweight trucks, the safe loading of cargo, and cargo securement.

  • Nevada Safe Driving

    Safe Driving will cover the basics of a pre-trip inspection, basic control and backing, speed and lane control, managing space around your vehicle, and driving in poor weather conditions.

  • Nevada Transporting Passengers

    Transporting Passengers is required for the passenger endorsement and will cover the basics of a pre-trip inspection for a bus, loading and securing passenger cargo, and school bus safety.

  • Nevada School Bus

    The School Bus Endorsement is required in some states for driving a school bus. This section covers loading and unloading passengers safely, bus inspection, and regulations for passenger transport.

  • Nevada Air Brakes

    Air Brakes will cover the various parts of an air brake system, air brake inspection, proper braking techniques, the differences between air brakes and hydraulic brakes, and stopping distance.

  • Nevada Combination Vehicles

    Combination Vehicles is a requirement for driving a tractor trailer and will cover combination vehicle air brakes, coupling and uncoupling trailers, and combination vehicle air brake inspection.

  • Nevada Doubles And Triples

    Doubles And Triples is an endorsement needed to pull double trailers or triple trailers and will cover coupling and uncoupling of doubles and triples, inspection, and air brake tests.

  • Nevada Tankers

    Tankers is a required endorsement to pull tanker trailers or large totes of liquid and will cover the pre-trip inspection of tankers, tanker loading, and safe driving for tankers.

  • Nevada Hazardous Materials

    Hazardous Materials is an endorsement required to pull hazardous cargo and covers labels and placards, loading and unloading hazardous materials, parking and routing, and emergency response.

  • Nevada Pre-Trip Inspection

    Pre-Trip Inspection will cover the inspection of the outside of the truck, the air brake system, inspection of the trailer, engine start and check, and driver responsibilities.

  • Nevada Driving Exam

    Driving Exam will cover the reqiurements for passing the CDL driving exam, the CDL driving exam scoring system, upgrades and downgrades, and the basics of the driving exam itself.

  • Nevada Logbook Rules

    Logbook Rules is not a requirement for the CDL permit or endorsements but it's critical for doing your job. This is a very thorough section which covers all of the rules governing the logbook.

  • Nevada Weight Distribution

    Weight Distribution is not a requirement for the permit or endorsements but is critical for doing your job. It will cover cargo loading, weight distribution, fuel calculations, and center of gravity.

  • Nevada Flatbed Cargo Securement

    Flatbed Cargo Securement is not required unless you're pulling a flatbed. This section covers tiedown components, securing devices, working load limits, and requirements for different types of freight.

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CDL Permit Testing in Nevada

To get a CDL Learner’s Permit, which you need to have in order to enter attend a trucking school and to undergo CDL testing, you will need to independently study for and pass permit testing (in addition to meeting all eligibility and fitness requirements). To study, you will utilize the Nevada Commercial Driver License Manual, and Nevada CDL practice tests that you can find online or in books.The CDL Manual will cover everything you need to know for testing, but it’s necessary to learn which parts will be emphasized the most and that you need to memorize in order to pass. You might need to use other sources to aid in your understanding of the manual’s contents.

The exam will only be a written test, not a driving test, as you need to obtain the learner’s permit before you can operate a commercial vehicle and be tested on driving skills. In trucking school, the permit will allow you to complete all of the in-vehicle instruction needed to go through the full CDL test. In Nevada, the cost of the Commercial instruction permit is $58.25, as well as an additional $58.25 upon completion of it; each endorsement costs $18.25. This does not include any other fees that you will incur leading up to this point in the process.

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In the state of Nevada, you must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible to drive commercially intrastate (across state lines) or to transport hazardous materials; you must be at least 18 to obtain a CDL of any kind; and you need to be at least 25 years of age to receive an endorsement to drive vehicle combinations longer than 70 feet in length. Nevada only issues Commercial Learner’s Permits to permanent Nevada residents.

You must also meet driving record eligibility requirements. You can be disqualified for similar things as for an active CDL-holder. These include alcohol use, drug use, and traffic violations that occurred while you were operating any type of vehicle and in any capacity, and include leaving the scene of an accident or commission of a felony.

You must also meet medical and physical requirements, and have already been examined by an FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) certified medical examiner and obtained a Medical Examiner’s Card. Costs for the exam vary, but it will usually be less than $150 and greater than $35.

Locate a certified medical examiner in your area

After you have obtained your medical card, to begin the process of getting your Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP), you must visit a Department of Motor Vehicle CDL office.

Find your CDL office location

At the time of your application, you will be listing any states where you have held any driver’s license type in the previous 10 years, which will be used to perform a driving history check in each location. You’ll need to bring the following to the CDL office: one document for proof of identity; proof of any name change; one document for proof of Social Security number; two documents to prove Nevada residential address; and a completed Application for Commercial Driving Privileges, which may be downloaded on the DMV CDL website.

Download the application and see complete details on what you need to bring

Acceptable specific documents to prove eligibility to apply include:

  • Proof of a valid Social Security Number, which can be fulfilled by a W2, IRS form 1099, or printed pay stub
  • A valid REAL ID driver’s license
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status and U.S. based identity containing name and date of birth. Acceptable documentation includes: a valid, unexpired U.S. passport or passport card; original or certified copy of birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or outlying possession of the U.S. bearing an official seal; a Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State; Certification of Naturalization; Certificate of U.S. Citizenship; a valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card; Employment Authorization Card; Foreign passport with an I-94 Arrival/Departure form
  • Proof of current principal address in Nevada; address verification documentation can include bank statements, pay stubs, government documents, mail, vehicle registration, insurance policy card, real estate tax statement or receipt, voter registration card, mortgage or rental agreement, and more, bearing your name and correct address. This list of accepted documents is not exhaustive--see the website for all details.

In addition to your medical examination, the CDL office will also likely perform its own health screening questionnaire, and will administer a vision test, similar to the process for getting a regular driver’s license. The vision requirement is 20/40 acuity.

Read more about Nevada’s CDL vision, knowledge, and skills testing

Commercial Learner’s Permit Knowledge Tests

You won’t know exactly what is on the Nevada learner’s permit test until you are taking it, so it’s necessary to thoroughly study the CDL Manual.

Nevada Commercial Driver’s License Manual

Common topics that are likely to be on the permit tests include, but are not limited to the following, specifically as they relate to commercial vehicles:

  • Questions specific to your intended CDL Class (A, B, or C)
  • Questions specific to your intended CDL Endorsement (Passenger, School Bus, or Tank vehicle are the only endorsements available to CLP-holders); note that for the learner’s permit, passenger and tanker drivers will have restrictions that disallow driving with cargo or passengers, or in vehicles that have ever been used for hazardous materials, prior to full licensing.
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle and speed control
  • Shifting gears
  • How to see or anticipate hazards
  • Signaling, communication, and spatial proximity with other drivers
  • Railroad crossings
  • Hazards of distracted and drunk driving
  • Staying alert and physically fit to drive
  • Driving at night
  • Driving in various weather conditions
  • Emergencies on the road and accident procedures
  • Braking
  • Skid control
  • Transporting cargo safely
  • Air brakes

After you have completed the entire CLP process, you must wait 14 days to be eligible to undergo full CDL testing. An education program in the interim is necessary to be able to learn and practice the skills needed for that testing, as well as in-depth training on governmental regulations and being successful in a career and lifestyle in trucking.

Commercial Learner’s Permit Timeline

  • Review eligibility requirements using the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles website and Nevada Commercial Driver License Manual and make sure you meet them
  • Locate an FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner near you and complete your medical examination to obtain your medical card
  • Thoroughly study the Commercial Driver License Manual and become prepared for the written knowledge tests for the Commercial Learner’s Permit
  • Go to a CDL office near you with the proper documents in hand; apply for your Commercial Learner’s Permit and undergo a vision test
  • Complete your written knowledge tests for the Commercial Learner’s Permit
  • Upon obtaining the CLP, you may enter an education program to get the in-vehicle and other experience necessary to pass the full CDL exams
  • You cannot take the CDL exams until at least 14 days after obtaining the CLP; it is valid for 180 days after issuance

See all information about getting your learner’s permit and CDL in Nevada

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