Looking to prepare for your CDL test? Start preparing now with the official Rhode Island CDL Manual. Published by the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), this manual has been designed to help you prepare for the Rhode Island CDL written knowledge and road skills tests.

Will the Manual Prepare You For the RI CDL Test

While the Rhode Island CDL manual is an excellent tool and tremendous asset towards preparing you for the test, it’s also vital to regularly test your knowledge. Take advantage of the free Rhode Island practice tests on this site to help make sure you are completely prepared when test day arrives.  The practice tests cover all areas of the CDL test including general knowledge and all available endorsements.

Information Covered in the Manual

The Rhode Island Commercial Driver’s License manual covers all the groundwork necessary to earn your CDL including detailed information on the various CDL classes, endorsements, requirements, restrictions, and fees. The Rhode Island CDL manual has been specifically designed to assist you in gaining the necessary knowledge to become a safe and effective commercial driver.

Inside you’ll discover 13 sections covering every aspect commercial vehicle operation and licensing:

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


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