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CDL Practice Test Overview

We've provided instructions to Get Your CDL Program job seekers so that you understand how the program works. Becoming a professional over-the-road truck driver requires getting your commercial drivers license (CDL). To obtain your CDL, you'll need to first get your commercial learners permit (CLP), and to do that, you'll need to pass three written tests at your local drivers' licensing office.

Use the free CDL practice tests on this page to check your knowledge and prepare for your written CDL exams. There are two types of commercial drivers license practice tests on our site.

The first set of commercial practice test has feedback, including explanations for the answers. You can think of this practice CDL test as a CDL study guide.

The second group of CDL practice tests simulates taking the written CDL exam - no feedback, just the the questions and answers. You can check your knowledge and see if you are ready to get your CLP and CDL.

There are three different tests.

Here is a second set of tests.

When you go to the driver licensing center, you must take and pass those three tests to get your CLP, so use these written sample tests as well as the resources from your state (including state-specific dmv cdl practice tests) and our site to prepare yourself!

These free tests are provided as a supplemental resource. You can also use the CDL Manual as a CDL study guide. If you'd like more support, you can look at our resources for those seeking a CDL training school, and remember, our program is unique. We're not a school selling commercial truck driver training. We pay you while you get your CDL - that's part of your job!

How do I take a practice CDL test?

Use the links below to open the practices test. The tests simulate the types of questions you might see when  you take the tests at your local drivers licensing office. Then, you'll be ready for entry level truck driving jobs at a top trucking company like Roehl!

CDL practice test General Knowledge


CDL practice test Combination vehicle


CDL practice test Air brakes 

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