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    Hands-On Experience

    Although Mississippi does not require you to obtain any special training prior to taking the required written and driving exams for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), it's never a bad idea to get hands-on experience in a controlled setting before you test your skills on the road. A number of private truck-driving schools and community colleges statewide offer classroom and behind-the-wheel training.

    Perhaps the best resource to help you prepare for the CDL exams is the State's Professional Driver's Manual, available at your local driver's license office. Familiarize yourself with all the material on rules of the road, regulations, and safety procedures before you arrive on test day. You may also want to keep it on hand after you obtain a CDL just to read as a refresher once you are on the job.

    Endorsements

    Endorsements do not require any additional training. However, you still must take the written and driving tests for each one that you want to carry on your license. Be sure that you obtain a medical physical and that you pass the vision test before you apply.

    Truck Driving Schools

    Many trucking companies offer driving schools as an incentive to hire new drivers. These companies usually require you to work for them a minimum time period after you get your CDL before venturing out on your own. Research such schools online and through the Better Business Bureau. These resources can usually steer you in the right direction, and help you with any questions you may have.

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