Applying for a New CDL
Earning and keeping a commercial driver's license (CDL) is an investment of time, energy and experience. Yet, as with most professional licenses, holding a CDL proves that you can do something not everyone can. You can operate certain types of vehicles that are off limits to regular drivers.
Still, that does not change the fact that earning one takes work and involves reams of reading material that tends to be written in the infamous legal prose―especially the documents describing CDL application procedures. That's when you can turn to us!
DMV.org creates fun-to-read guides that break down the often complicated process of applying for a commercial driver's license (CDL) into simplified steps.
The federal government has set policy across the board of what defines a commercial vehicle and license. Yet for the most part, states still handle the application and testing for those seeking a CDL. Poring over the federal or your state's handbooks can sometimes leave you scratching your head.
DMV.org can save you the hassle of searching for the "how," "what," "when," and "where" throughout the multiple books and forms. With DMV.org, you have all you need to know listed in one place, in the order that each step must be completed.
It's stressful enough having to take the bevy of tests that are part of obtaining a CDL, and then there are the hours upon hours of practice time behind the wheel that you'll need to endure. So why should you struggle over the details of the application process?
With DMV.org, learning how to apply for a CDL in your state is as easy as one mouse click. Find out how, now.
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