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How should I prepare for the Commercial Learner's Permit test?

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TruckingTruth's FREE "High Road Training Program" is based on the actual CDL manual and is, by far, the best online CDL training program available. The High Road will ensure that you are best prepared to pass the permit and endorsement tests on the first try.

Additionally, we offer plenty of practice tests on every subject covered in the High Road.

You will always want to make sure that you check the CDL manual for your individual state during your preparation, as there are often slight differences between them.

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Should I take a lot of practice tests before the CLP exam?

If you use our High Road Training Program, you probably won't need to. But if you need a quick drill or 2 or 3 before the test, we have plenty of practice tests to choose from, as well as an app for your portable devices.

Do I need to get my permit & physical before going to truck driving school or company-sponsored training?

It will depend on the state and the company or school. Some states require you to have your physical first, and some companies and schools will require you to have your permit before attending CDL training. You will need to have your permit, anyways, before you are allowed behind the wheel of a CMV.

You will need to contact your state to find out their requirements, but our advice is always to get the permit and physical out of the way before attending school, if at all possible, and you will be that much further ahead when you get there.

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