Oklahoma CDL Practice Test

We've broken our Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma 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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How to Get a CDL Permit in Oklahoma

To determine if you need a CDL in Oklahoma, you must determine what type of commercial vehicle you will drive and you must also self certify the type of commerce you will be operating in. To apply applicants must be at least 18 years old to drive intrastate commerce and at least 21 years old to drive interstate or transport hazardous materials.

CDL Permit Requirements

To obtain a CDL you must first apply at a local DMV office in person. There will be an application fee of $25 for a Class A CDL, or a $15 fee for a Class B or C. There will be a license fee of $21.50, if you fail you must wait at least one day before you can retake the exam and your fee will increase by $4 each time you take the test. To apply for a CDL permit you must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License
  • Provide proof of Social Security Number
  • Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent legal presence
  • Provide proof of Oklahoma residence
  • Submit a medical examination certificate if applicable
  • Pass a background and fingerprint check if applicable
  • Pass a vision exam

Testing locations and hours

Hours of operation vary by location, some exam sites are staffed with one examiner. Normally for those sites, written testing is done in the morning and scheduled drive tests are conducted in the afternoon. If the examiner is out of the office conducting a drive test, phone calls will not be answered. Calling ahead, preferably in the mornings, is recommended to ensure testing availability. DMV offices may be closed during state observed holidays

Closing times listed do not always reflect that applicants will be accepted up to that time. Due to workloads, it may be necessary to cease taking applicants earlier in order to complete processing by the end of the business day. Applicants should also take into account that many local offices close for a lunch hour from 12 - 1 p.m.

General Knowledge Exam

To prepare for the General Knowledge Exam, it is recommended you take a certified course in CDL Training as well as CDL Practice Tests in Oklahoma. Use the official Federal Commercial Driver's Manual as a study guide. The manual covers the following topics, which will be on the exam:

  • Driving Safely - Covers vehicle inspection, basic control of your vehicle, shifting gears, fires, crash procedures, skid control and recovery, seeing hazards, controlling speed, managing space, driving in various conditions including night, fog, winter, hot weather, mountains and more.
  • Transporting Cargo Safely - Covers inspecting cargo, weight and balance, securing cargo, and cargo needing special attention.
  • Transporting Passengers - Covers when a passenger endorsement is required, vehicle inspection, loading and trip start, on the road, after trip vehicle inspection, prohibited practices, use of brake door interlocks.
  • Air Brakes - Covers the parts of an air brake system, dual air brake, inspecting air brake systems, and using air brakes.
  • Combination Vehicles - Covers driving combination vehicles safely, combination vehicle air brakes, antilock brake systems, coupling and uncoupling, and inspecting a combination vehicle.
  • Doubles and Triples - Covers pulling double and triple trailers, coupling and uncoupling, inspecting doubles and triples, doubles and triples air brake check.
  • Tank Vehicles - Covers inspecting tank vehicles, driving tank vehicles and safe driving rules.
  • Hazardous Materials - Covers the intent of the regulations, hazardous materials transportation, communication rules, loading and unloading, bulk packaging marking, driving and parking rules, emergencies and glossary.
  • School Bus - Covers danger zones and use of mirrors, loading and unloading, emergency exit and evacuation, railroad-highway grade crossings, student management, antilock braking systems, and special safety considerations.

Military Exemptions

The skills test portion of the State CDL Testing process may be waived for individuals who have experience driving commercial motor vehicles for military purposes. Military personnel must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently possess a Oklahoma driver’s license
  • Complete an Application for CDL Skills Test Waiver Military form
  • Military Letter (page 2 of application) must be completed by Commanding Officer or appropriate administrative office within the last 30 days
  • Clean driving record for the past 2 years
  • Currently employed or have been employed within the last 12 months in a military position (requiring CMV operation)
  • Exempted from the CDL licensing requirements due to active duty military status
  • Have been operating a CMV in the military for at least the last two years (or two years immediately preceding discharge from the military)

CLP Test

The General Knowledge Test is a written exam comprised of 50 multiple choice answers, applicants get a score of at least 80% to pass.

Additional knowledge tests may be required to add the following to your CDL license:

  • Air Brakes
  • T - Doubles and Triples
  • N - Tank Vehicles
  • P - Passenger
  • S - School Bus
  • H - Hazardous Materials (Requires background test through TSA before issuance)

Facts About Commercial Learners Permit in Oklahoma

  • A CLP is considered a valid CDL for behind-the-wheel training
  • While you possess a CLP, you are only permitted to drive with a full CDL holder in the vehicle, and driver's must stay on public roads.
  • CLP holder must hold a valid driver's license from the same state as the CLP until the applicant possesses a valid CDL
  • Driver's must possess a CLP for 14 days before applying for a full CDL.

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