A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required for those who wish to legally operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle. To obtain your CDL, you must pass both a written exam and demonstrate your ability to safely and correctly handle a tuck. Attending a Tucson CDL school can prepare you for both portions of this exam to ensure you have no trouble passing and pursuing a career as a truck driver.
Receive a DOT Physical
Before you can operate a truck for training or employment, you must first receive a Department of Transportation physical. This physical is designed to ensure that you are physically able to drive a truck safely without putting yourself or others at risk. Your physical may include a vision test, hearing test, blood pressure reading, and assessment of any other physical conditions that may interfere with truck driving.
Obtain Your CLP
A Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) allows you to operate a truck in the presence of a licensed individual for training purposes. To receive your CLP, your driving record over the past 10 years will be checked in all 50 states. You may also need proof of state residency. Additionally, you will need to pay a fee before receiving your CLP.
Enroll in CDL School
The CDL exam includes four parts in total: a written portion and three skills tests. Skills that will be tested include vehicle inspection, basic control, and a road test. A CDL school can provide you with the training and knowledge needed to pass all portions of the CDL exam.
Take the CDL Test
Once you have had your CLP for 14 days, you can elect to take the CDL test for a fee. Upon successful completion of the test, your documentation will be processed; you may either receive your CDL in person or it may be mailed to you.
HDS Truck Driving Institute is here to help you prepare for the Arizona CDL test. Visit our website to learn more about our fully-accredited CDL school in Tucson. You can reach us by calling (877) 205-2141 or clicking on our web contact form.