How Do I Attain a Class A CDL?
Specific requirements vary state to state, but applicants must meet a minimum age, and in some states, meet minimum physical requirements. Much like getting a regular driver’s license, a permit is required to move forward with the steps of obtaining a CDL. You can get a Class A CDL permit by passing a series of written exams. In most states, the written tests to get a Class A CDL permit include: General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination vehicles. A Commercial Driver’s License handbook or manual can be found at the testing site in each state or online.
A CDL driving test must be passed which includes a 3-part exam which has the following:
- Pre-Trip Inspection Test
- Basic Controls Skills Test
- Driving Test