To be truly prepared for your written CDL test, you should know the CDL manual back and forth. This manual is specifically geared to help you get your Class A CDL and help you pass the written exam.
The DMV lists the following as key topics included in the CDL manual:
- How to apply for a CDL in your state.
- Towing trailers (including doubles and triples).
- Combination vehicles.
- How to transport hazardous materials.
- Air brakes.
- Required pre-trip inspections.
- Carrying passengers and cargo safely.
Because rules and regulations differ from state to state, each one has its own CDL manual. In the table below, you can find links to get a downloadable PDF of your state’s CDL.
And, of course, the District of Columbia has its own CDL manual too! So here you go: