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Jessie G.'s Comment
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Which state is it from? I have seen a few posts about it and some that have said to consult my States book for other details. What are the other details I need to be looking for? Should I read/study my book here from cover to cover (Which is probably going to be a Yes) or is it safe to just use the material here?

Scott O.'s Comment
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I'm not 100% sure but I think the cdl info is for every state and depends on your state if they have another test just for that state Utah has four tests general knowledge air brakes combination and the 4th one is a open book test for the state manual like I said I'm not 100% sure but that what I think anyways

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.
Scott O.'s Comment
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I'm not 100% sure but I think the cdl info is for every state and depends on your state if they have another test just for that state Utah has four tests general knowledge air brakes combination and the 4th one is a open book test for the state manual like I said I'm not 100% sure but that what I think anyways

And I forgot to add that each state might word the questions different from another state

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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Jessie, welcome aboard!

You're not only safe just going through the High Road Training Program, but you will be way ahead of the game. It is setup to cover any state. There are thousands of people who have had great success with this program, many of them never cracked open their state's manual. Trust me, you will be impressed with how well you will do when you take the High Road to get where you want to be.

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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If you had to know, High Road Training Program is based off of the Illinois Manual.

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.
Anchorman's Comment
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The High Road Training Program has the CDL Manual built right in. It also has 700 multiple choice questions, a scoring system, and a review system.

Here's a breakdown of our High Road Training Program:

To Get Your CDL Permit:

~ Rules & Regulations

~ Driving Safely

~ Transporting Cargo Safely

~ Air Brakes

~ Combination Vehicles

~ Pre-Trip Inspection

~ Driving Exam

To get your CDL endorsements which are optional but we highly recommend you get:

~ Transporting Passengers

~ Doubles And Triples

~ Hazardous Materials

And two sections we've built ourselves with info you'll need for everyday life on the road but the manual doesn't really cover it:

~ Logbook

~ Weight & Balance

Also, check out our CDL Practice Test which has a convenient Mobile App for Android devices.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Kai's Comment
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If you master these practice tests you are well prepared.

If you are in Texas, you need to take the Texas Special Requirements test to get the permit which is section 14.

Some answers of the Practice tests are outdated. The Perception Distance is not 60 feet anymore, but 142. Reaction distance is not 60 feet anymore but 61. And so on.

You still need to read the manual.

Colleen W.'s Comment
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At first I compared the High Road Training here with the Maryland manual and found out that there is so little difference that I was wasting my time. Matter of fact I posted a question about the differences not too long ago. I think the different states have a master manual that they just tweak.

Anchorman's Comment
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At first I compared the High Road Training here with the Maryland manual and found out that there is so little difference that I was wasting my time. Matter of fact I posted a question about the differences not too long ago. I think the different states have a master manual that they just tweak.

Here is the post I believe Colleen is referring to...

Question about High Road Online CDL Training Program conflicting with MVA's Handbook

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.
Kai's Comment
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The 2014 manuals have updated information. The Texas tests are following the new manual.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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