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California DMV Handbook (CDL Manual 2024)

Welcome to the California Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Manual (2023 Edition), your comprehensive guide to navigating the state's vast roadways as a professional driver. California, known for its diverse landscapes and the world's fifth-largest economy, plays a pivotal role in the nation's trucking industry. With its bustling ports, expansive agricultural regions, and major urban centers, the Golden State sees a significant portion of the U.S. freight traffic. In fact, California's trucking industry is responsible for transporting over 75% of the state's goods. As you delve into this manual, you'll gain insights into the unique regulations, safety protocols, and best practices essential for maneuvering the intricate tapestry of California's highways and byways.

The manual offers guidance on securing Class A, B, or C CDL licenses in California. For those aiming to further their expertise in the Golden State, it serves as a comprehensive guide to the diverse endorsements available: H for transporting hazardous materials, N for operating tank vehicles, P for carrying passengers, S designated for school buses, T for handling double/triple trailers, and X, a combination endorsement for tank and hazardous materials.

Visit our CDL guides for more information about California's Commercial Drivers License.