Commercial Driver Education in Georgia
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Dream of going on the road and earning a living while seeing the country? Truck driving is a great occupation to accomplish these goals.
There are plenty of options for getting your commercial driver's license (CDL), but Georgia's Department of Driver Services requires that you attend one of the state-approved driving schools for your training.
Georgia provides the Commercial Driver License Manual for you to study before taking the written tests. When you pass these tests, offered at your local driver's license office, you will be issued an instructional permit. From there, you may attend training classes.
After training, you will need to take a road test to earn your full CDL. Road tests in Georgia are given at select locations and by appointment only.
If you drive one of the following types of vehicles, you must obtain a CDL:
- A single vehicle weighing more than 26,000 pounds.
- A trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds if the gross combined weight of the truck and trailer is more than 26,000 pounds.
- A vehicle transporting more than 15 people (including the driver).
- Any size vehicle hauling hazardous materials.
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