CDL Permit Exam

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John L.'s Comment
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Im going to make a huge career change at the age of 50. Going to school in St. Louis in a couple months. Any info on passing the permit exam would be really helpful. Thanks all.

Old School's Comment
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Any info on passing the permit exam would be really helpful. Thanks all.

Oh man, have we got you covered!

Work your way through our High Road CDL Training Program. It will make it so easy to learn the materials. Everyone who uses it does really well with their tests.

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.
Old School's Comment
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I forgot to say... it's FREE!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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John, I hope you like changing careers to driving as much as I have. Of course, you are just a kid compared to me.

Follow through on the advice Old School gave you. I went through the entire High Road CDLTraining course and literally aced the permit test. There is nothing comparable on the web. Good luck and stick around!

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.
John J.'s Comment
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Any info on passing the permit exam would be really helpful. Thanks all.

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Oh man, have we got you covered!

Work your way through our High Road CDL Training Program. It will make it so easy to learn the materials. Everyone who uses it does really well with their tests.

Yes I second that. That is what I did. Ace my permit exams as well as my endorsements.

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.
Rob D.'s Comment
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John L. you have found THE resource for information about trucking. I am about your age and considering a major career change to trucking and live in St. Louis. In addition to the High Road CDL Training Program there are many other resources on this website.

You mentioned that you are going to school in St. Louis in a couple of months. In addition to the High Road CDL Program, you might want to check out some of the other resources below.

Paid CDL Training Programs

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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Good to see more youngsters entering this game! Welcome aboard, John L.! If you have questions, this is THE place for honest answers.good-luck.gif p

Truth S.'s Comment
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Any info on passing the permit exam would be really helpful. Thanks all.

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Oh man, have we got you covered!

Work your way through our High Road CDL Training Program. It will make it so easy to learn the materials. Everyone who uses it does really well with their tests.

Welllll that may be so for the REST of the exam, but I FLUNKED IMMEDIATELY because nowhere in the entire training course did it teach me about the DIFFERENT rules and regulations of trucking particular to TEXAS.

I was getting 98-100% consistently on ALL the sections in the course, and scheduled my exam with the State office with complete confidence.

They sat me down for the FIRST of 8 or ten parts of the exam, and up pop questions about colored flags and things I had never HEARD of. Turns out they start your exam with that section specific to Texas - AND STOP THE ENTIRE EXAM upon failing any section! SENT ME HOME A FLUNKEE! What a PIN in MY balloon! I mean, the maximum heights and widths were different, and WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, the FEDERAL ones were there as "wrong" answers, on several questions, for me to choose!

I'm so disappointed. Lost a lot of confidence in this training program.

Couldn't I have been warned SOMEWHERE in the whole training course about the "special" questions and answers for MY STATE? The only thing anywhere was some New York Coil section, and I'm not in New York. Planning to have passed the first time thru, now I am concerned perspective employers will be able to see I could not pass the exam on the FIRST TRY. Is there training for TEXAS PARTICULARS available free online? - UnHappyPappy

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Whoa there pardner. When I took the High Road CDL Program, I also got a Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle manual and studied it in addition. Doesn’t Texas have a similar manual? If they do and you didn’t study it, that’s on you pardner.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Texas does have a special section. I don't really know why, but all you have to do is study that section from the Texas manual.

Planning to have passed the first time thru, now I am concerned perspective employers will be able to see I could not pass the exam on the FIRST TRY.

Prospective employers don't have access to any of your test scores or how many times you took the exam. They only know if you have a CDL or not. There are lots of professional drivers who failed their tests multiple times.

I FLUNKED IMMEDIATELY because nowhere in the entire training course did it teach me about the DIFFERENT rules and regulations of trucking particular to TEXAS.

There are no different rules and regulations particular to Texas! You are misunderstanding what and why you failed. The Texas manual has an additional section in their manual, but it's not different rules or regulations. It's related to farm equipment and lighting on commercial vehicles. Those same rules apply to other states, but aren't included in the tests.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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