Higher Education

CDL Test Preparation Guide: Everything You Need to Know, 2nd Edition

  • Alice Adams
  • ISBN-10: 1418038474  |  ISBN-13: 9781418038472
  • 336 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.75



This up-to-date and easy-to-read Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test preparation guide covers everything you need to know before taking the exam, setting you on a path to success. Aside from presenting the "need to know" material tested on the CDL exam, the 2nd Edition provides tips for new drivers, and added step-by-step illustrations to help make certain that you understand the information you've read. Students of all levels, even those with English as a second language, will feel comfortable with the thorough, easy-to-use information contained within.

Features and Benefits

  • All rules, regulations and testing procedures, including the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) changes have been updated, so that readers have access to the current information they need to pass on the first try
  • The 2nd Edition has been reorganized to divide content according to various CDL tests, and includes added test questions and answers to familiarize candidates with the style and content of the exam, reducing test day anxiety
  • Increased step-by-step illustrations, "OTR" (Over the Road) safe driving tips, and "Road Sense" - tips for preparing and passing the CDL exam, all help put important informatioin into context for better recall
  • A glossary of terms familiarizes readers with the industry�s unique language

Table of Contents

Part I- Introduction.
CDL Knowledge Test Review. General Knowledge and Safe Driving. General Knowledge and Cargo Safety. Air Brakes. Test Combination vehicles. Doubles and Triples. Tank Vehicles. Hazardous Materials. Passenger Vehicles. CDL Skills Review Test. Pre-trip Inspection. Basic Control. Road Test.
Part II-General Knowledge Practice Tests with Answers and Explanations.
Air Brakes Practice Test. Combination vehicles Practice Test. Doubles and Triples Practice Test. Tank Vehicles Practice Test. Hazardous Materials Practice Test. Passenger Vehicles Practice Test.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alice Adams

Alice Adams is an educator and veteran transportation writer for various national transportation trade publications, as well as for the Houston Chronicle. After serving in academic positions at Odessa College (TX), Houston Community College, and the University of St. Thomas, she has authored several transportation industry books, including texts used in public, private, and proprietary professional driving schools.