All State CDL Manuals for Truck Drivers

Map with Area Codes and Time Zones

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.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

And, of course, the District of Columbia has its own CDL manual too!  So here you go:

Washington DC