If you are making the big move to start your career in the trucking industry, first you’re going to need to pass your commercial driver’s license (CDL) exam.
There is a lot of information and specifics to know and understand, but it’s paramount to being a safe and efficient driver.
The CDL exam varies slightly from one state to the next, but you can still use these bright tips to help you succeed and get your license in no time.
So we mentioned that CDL requirements vary depending on the state, hence the reason why the first important step is to learn about the test you’ll be taking in your state. Get yourself a CDL manual by either downloading it online or dropping by the DMV for a copy. Just make sure it is the correct one!
Memorization doesn’t always work, which is the case for the CDL exam. You need to understand the information, because questions on the exam will be worded multiple ways to ensure you know the situation being discussed and you aren’t just regurgitating info. What’s the best way to really know the material? Read on...
This goes without saying, but you really shouldn’t wait until the night before the exam to dive into your studies. Plan your study regime and learn a little bit at a time. Read, review and make flashcards. Practice exams are a great way to get a feel for the types of questions that will be on the real exam.
Staying up late studying means you’ll be knackered for the exam. Physical preparedness is just as important as the mental part. Get a good night’s sleep (8 hours) and eat a solid dinner. On the morning of your exam, don’t skip breakfast. Fuel up and keep a bottle of water with you.
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