CDL Practice Test
Kansas.How to Get a Kansas CDL License? Individuals interested in obtaining work as a driver may need to get a commercial driver’s license. Drivers of big rigs, school buses, passenger buses and other large vehicles need to get a Kansas CDL license before operating such vehicles on the Kansas roads. The Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues CDL licenses to Kansas drivers. Applicants must first pass a written knowledge test to get a Kansas CDL permit. They can then train on commercial vehicles and prepare for the hands-on skills exam. Those who pass both parts of the exam can get a Kansas CDL license from the DMV.
Access the “Kansas Commercial Driver License Manual.” You may get a copy at the local Kansas DMV or access it online at the Kansas Department of Revenue’s (DOR) website at Ksrevenue.org/dmvcomhandbook.htm. This Kansas CDL manual provides the information necessary to pass the written knowledge test. You must study the general portions plus the knowledge for any endorsements you need. Endorsements are special designations for operating specific vehicles or cargo like HAZMAT or passenger vehicles.
Study for the parts of the knowledge test that apply to the vehicle you will be operating as a commercial driver. If you are not sure about what kind of job you will be getting, the best thing to do is just study and take all endorsement tests. This will expand your options for driving jobs in Kansas after you get your CDL license Study the manual and take your knowledge exam at the local Kansas DMV. You can also supplement the Kansas CDL manual with other CDL study guides or practice questions. For example, CristCDL.com has some practice tests you can use to prepare for your Kansas CDL exam. You can look for other CDL study resources by searching in a search engine.
Take the knowledge portion of the CDL test to receive your Kansas CDL permit. You can then use the permit to participate in Kansas CDL training. Find a source for CDL training in your area. Several employers or training schools can provide truck driver training, bus training and other CDL driver training. In addition to school districts that hire school bus drivers and bus companies that train bus drivers, truck driver training schools have become popular ways of training for a commercial driver’s license. The Professional Truck Driver Institute has a list of certified trucking schools. Although there are no certified Kansas truck driver schools on the list, many surrounding states have schools. Visit Ptdi.org/schools/schools.aspx for a list of certified CDL training schools. Schedule a skills test with the Kansas DMV. When you pass this second part of the test, you can receive your Kansas CDL license. Note that you will have to pass a medical exam to get your commercial driver’s license. Ask the local DMV about the process of taking your CDL medical exam. CDL Classes for Every State
You must be able to read and speak English well enough to read road signs, prepare reports, and communicate with the public and with law enforcement. The Act established three separate classes of commercial driver’s licenses. Every state issues licenses in these categories:
Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GWVR) of 26,001 lbs or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs GVWR.
Class C: Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 passengers or more, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.
Many states make exceptions for farm vehicles, snow removal vehicles, fire and emergency vehicles, and some military vehicles.