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CDL Test Study Guide

Use this commercial driver’s license study guide to begin preparing for your CDL written exams and pre trip inspection test before you ever step foot in your local CDL training school.

A good place to start is our truck driver training outline or just get right into the CDL manual or the practice tests linked below.

Truck Driver’s License Study Materials

Use these resources like the online or printable state CDL manuals, pre-trip inspection checklist and free online practice tests to help you study for your CDL license..

General & State CDL License Manuals

Study the CDL manual to become familiar with the rules and regulations of truck driving.

CDL License Practice Tests

Take the CDL practice tests after studying the CDL manuals. They’re free and you can take them as many times as you want.

See all CDL practice tests

Pre-Trip Inspection Study & Checklists

Most states require students to pass a pre-trip inspection test before obtaining a commercial driver’s license. Use our CDL pre-trip inspection checklist and practice test as your pre trip inspection study guide. The practice test has sample questions about checking items in the engine compartment, driver door fuel area, trailer, in the cab and more.

Trucking Terminology

  • Trucker’s Lingo – Each profession has its own set of words and phrases that help members of the profession communicate with each other effectively. A successful CDL training program will introduce new drivers to the terminology they will use as professional truck drivers. This special “trucker language” is just another part of the lifestyle that makes professional truck driving so rewarding.

More reading:

What to Expect From Your CDL Classes

List of All 50 State Motor Vehicle websites