August 2, 2018
Media and Communications
Reminder: Make Plans for CDL Testing Today
– Summer is one of the busiest times at driver license offices statewide, and
the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all customers seeking
a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to begin the process as early as possible.
This is particularly important for those seeking employment at school districts
to allow them time to obtain a CDL before the school year begins.
customers can obtain their Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) and take their
written test at any of the more than 200 driver license offices statewide. A
CDL customer must hold the CLP for at least 14 days before they can take their
skills test. Because skills tests can only be taken at certain offices,
appointments fill up fast during the summer.
a driver needs a wide breadth of knowledge to be successful in driving a
commercial vehicle, the information included in the test itself is limited to
the material contained in the CDL Handbook.
Therefore, CDL applicants are encouraged to carefully study the CDL Handbook
and review the three-step process for tests: pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic
vehicle control and on-road driving. DPS has also created a series of
videos to help CDL applicants prepare for the vehicle inspection
portion of the test.
applicant seeking CDL training is encouraged to review the Texas Workforce
Commission website to find a training program in their area.
with general questions about obtaining their CDL
can reach the department by emailing email@example.com.
Customers with questions about the CDL Third-Party
Testing Program can send their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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