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What do truck drivers have to do to get their trucking license?

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Heather Maxwell on April 15, 2019

A person wishing to obtain a Commercial driver's License (CDL) must pass several tests. A written test on highway safety, similar to a drivers test, this is usually includes other things too, like the air brakes and stopping distances. A written test on the daily inspections of the vehicles. There are more than 100 different parts of a truck, a driver must inspect each day. One of the driving maneuvers of the test, including (but not limited to) straight line backing, Sight Side "alley" of coupling (also known as a 45-degree angle coupling) and general maneuvering through a course of left and right turns. The road test. In general, this includes driving several blocks, making left and right turns, and input / output express ways. Colliding with the edge of the sidewalk at any time will immediately fail the test. Other written tests are required for special endorsements, such as HazMat (Hazardous Materials), Tanker, or double/triple trailers. And let's not forget the invasion of the Physical Exam, which must be renewed every 6 months to 2 years, depending on what the Doctor finds.


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