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Whether you’re applying for your first commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or renewing your Class A, B, or C commercial license, studying your state’s CDL manual will be critical to making sure you’re road-ready and street-legal. We’ll guide you to your official commercial driver’s manual with the most updated information, so you can rest assured you’ve got everything you need to pass your CDL tests.

Is the CDL Manual different than a regular driver’s handbook?

It sure is! While we all follow the same rules of the road and traffic safety laws, commercial driver’s licenses are a LOT more complicated to acquire… and there are even more regulations that apply. Your state’s CDL manual includes the specific federal requirements that all commercial drivers must follow, as well as any state-specific CDL rules.

What does the CDL manual include?

Your commercial driver’s manual includes both federal and state requirements for obtaining and renewing a CDL, as well as traffic laws specific to commercial drivers. Topics include:

  • Eligibility requirements for CDLs and CLPs
  • Commercial driver license classifications and endorsements
  • Road testing and vehicle inspections
  • Commercial vehicle types
  • Hazardous materials transportation
  • Passenger and cargo requirements

How to access your CDL manual

All state DMV agencies offer a copy of your CDL manual in most branch locations. But why waste time with a trip to the DMV, when you can grab your state CDL handbook online? Choose your state from the dropdown menu above to access the most recent version of your CDL manual, and get started studying right from home.