Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Manual

Current CDL Manual (Version 2.0 Test Standard)



  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Driving Safely
  • Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely


  • Section 4: Transporting Passengers
  • Section 5: Air Brakes
  • Section 6: Combination Vehicles
  • Section 7: Doubles and Triples
  • Section 8: Tank Vehicles
  • Section 9: Hazardous Materials


  • Section 10: Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection Test
  • Section 11: Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test
  • Section 12: On-road Driving Test

Appendix A: Section 10 of the 2004 Model Commercial Driver's License Manual.

Upcoming CDL Manual (2005 Test System - July 2014)

This revised version of the CDL Manual should be used by customers taking a CDL test after July 2016.

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