Get the Maine CDL Manual from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The manual includes specific information on the process of “how to get a CDL” including testing and medical requirements.  The manual features images and diagrams designed to help you quickly identify the requirements for each class of CDL.  Maine requires you to pass a series of exams before receiving your CDL:

  • Written CDL Permit Tests
  • Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection & CDL Skills Test

Will the Manual Help You Pass the ME CDL Test

While the manual will provide you with a thorough understanding of the knowledge required to obtain a CDL, it is just as important that you test your knowledge before taking the real exam.  Having a solid understanding of the written portion of the exam will also be beneficial when it the time comes to take the CDL skills test and practice what you have learned.  Test your knowledge now with free Maine CDL practice tests.  Practice tests are the perfect complement to the manual and feature multiple-choice questions that cover the same topics found on the real exam.

Information Covered in the Manual

The manual includes information on what a driver needs to know about staying safe on the road – including weight limits, night driving, space management between you and other vehicles, how to transport passengers and goods safely, mechanical operation of the commercial vehicle, and much more.  The CDL test will contain questions based on the topics discussed in the manual.

The Maine CDL is separated into multiple sections covering the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Driving Safely
  • Transporting Cargo Safely
  • Transporting Passengers Safely
  • Air Brakes
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Doubles and Triples
  • Tank Vehicles
  • Hazardous Materials
  • School Buses
  • Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Checklist
  • Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test
  • On Road Driving

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