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The beautiful state of Colorado has a lot to see, from the snow-capped Rockies to the desert areas of Mesa Verde and everything in between. Being a commercial truck driver in this diverse state can let you enjoy the view as you travel all over and get paid to do it. Your first step to getting your commercial driver’s license is to pass a written test based on this FREE copy of the 2023 CO Commercial Driver’s Handbook. You’ll need to study hard; the handbook has a lot to cover to ensure you’ll become a safe driver on the road and get your cargo securely to its destination. It won’t be easy, but with some work, you can be on your way to being part of one of Colorado’s fast-growing industries.

How to Prepare

Once you’ve downloaded the CO CDL Handbook, grab a notebook and a pencil and read through the entire handbook, taking notes as you go along; make sure to stay focused, and go back to sections that you may not have understood or don’t remember very clearly. There are hundreds of possible questions you could be asked on the written exam to get your permit, so it’s important to buckle down and study hard. Remember, this test not only gives you the ability to become a commercial truck driver but also ensures that you, your cargo, and other drivers on the road with you are staying safe. All the questions on your CDL tests are directly from the CA CDL Handbook and will be multiple-choice, so remember what you’ve been reading and you’ll be fine. The handbook covers general knowledge as well as whatever endorsements you want to add to your license: passenger transport, multi-trailer, tanker, school bus driver, HazMat, and combination trailer.

Final Steps

Once you’re feeling confident, read over the handbook and your notes one more time and then it’s time to head off to the DMV to get your permit! You’ll be on your way to a promising and lucrative career in no time.