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    On this page you'll find a wealth of links to helpful handbooks and manuals provided by the Tennessee Department of Safety (DOS). Most of them are available in PDF format, and must be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Driver License Handbook

    The Tennessee Driver License Handbook could almost be called a one-stop shop for all your driver licensing questions. The entire handbook is available for download in full, or you can conveniently download only the chapters you need.

    Check out our Driver Handbook section for the complete break-down and description of each chapter.

    Motorcycle Operator Manual

    The Motorcycle Operator Manual provides license and equipment requirements and information about obtaining your license, and offers tips for preparing to ride and actually riding.

    Make sure to check out our Motorcycle Manual section for more detailed information about the manual, as well as our Motorcycle License and Motorcycle Registration sections.

    Commercial Driver License Manual

    The Commercial Driver License Manual is a great guide for those planning to obtain, or those who already have, their commercial driver's licenses (CDLs). The manual is even organized by license class for easy reference.

    Please visit our Commercial Driver Education section for more detailed information about the manual, as well as the rest of our Commercial Drivers sections for further information.

    Motor Carrier Manual

    The Motor Carrier Manual is also of interest to commercial drivers.

    The manual covers regulatory agencies, the International Registration Plan (IRP) and jurisdictions, the International Fuel Tax Agreement and jurisdictions, single state registration, exempt for-hire and intrastate for-hire motor carriers, and intrastate for-hire and private towing and wrecker services.

    For more brochures and publications provided by the Tennessee DOS, visit our Forms section.