Commercial Learner's Permit Instructions
The Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) is an authorization given to you by your state of residence that allows you to practice your driving skills in a commercial motor vehicle. Getting a CLP is one of the first things you need to get your Class A CDL - the license you need get a job as a heavy duty truck driver with Roehl Transport.
How do I get my CLP?
Getting your CLP has several steps.
The very first thing you will want to do is start studying.
Similar to how you got your first driver's license, you will take written tests at your local drivers’ licensing office.
We've provided links to each state, and each state provides various levels of support. And, each state has its own Commercial Driver's License Manual. We've provided a link to an older PDF of the Commercial Driver's License Manual available through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The link will open in a new window, or, if your are using a computer, you can right click and choose "Save As" to save the document. CDL Manual - Use for CLP Studying
To get your CLP as a part of Roehl’s Get Your CDL Program, please study sections:
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Driving Safely
- 3 Transporting Cargo Safely
- 5 Air Brakes
- 6 Combination Vehicles
Sections 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 do not pertain to you at this point. Once you are in the Get Your CDL Program, you'll learn the material in sections 11, 12, and 13.
After you’ve had your Roehl interview and completed your physical, take your physical results and your Federal Medical card to your local drivers’ license service center. In most cases, you get your CLP after your physical because you will need the physical results to be issued your permit. Note: some states may require you to provide proof of citizenship to obtain your CLP. Check with your driver licensing center to find out the requirements in your state.
When you go to the driver licensing center, the three tests you must take and pass to get your CLP, which you'll need for your Class A CDL, are:
Many states offer practice CLP tests. Use the list below to help you find the resources available in your state.
Illinois CDL Steps and Requirements
Become a Commercial Truck Driver in Massachusetts
Michigan CDL Information
Minnesota CDL Steps and Requirements
Get Your Missouri CLP & CDL
How to Get Your Ohio CLP
Getting Your CLP and or CDL in the State of Pennsylvania
South Carolina’s Steps to Obtaining a CDL
Tennessee CDL Information
Texas CDL Information
How to Get Your CDL in Virginia
Getting a Wisconsin CDL - Step by Step Guide
Resources by State
Use these links to locate the resources your state provides with regards to locations, fees for tests and licensing, study materials and CDL practice tests.
Roehl hires from many of the states on this list for our paid Get Your CDL truck driving job, however you will want to apply to confirm we're hiring in your area. If you want to check where Roehl hires and trains in the GYCDL program, please use the map on this job description.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Texas - If you live in Texas, you'll also need to study for and pass the Texas Commercial Rules exam.
- West Virginia
- Washington DC
If you discover a link that is broken or bad, please send an email to email@example.com with the state name so we can get it updated.