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The truck driving industry is booming in Alaska! While there’s been an increase in trucking jobs throughout the US and the industry is slated to continue growing, Alaska has just as many commercial trucking jobs as anywhere else in the US, but they’re better paid. Due to the spread of isolated smaller Alaskan towns throughout the large state that must depend on truck deliveries for survival, being a commercial truck driver is an important job on which Alaskans depend. To become a commercial truck driver, you’ll need to study and show your skills to pass knowledge and driving tests and get your AK commercial driver’s license. Your first step is to read the Alaska CDL Handbook and prepare for your written exam to get your commercial learner’s permit.

How to Prepare

The 2024 AK CDL Handbook is packed with essential information for passing your driver’s test and ensuring safety on the road. Stay engaged with the material: take extensive notes and revisit any sections that are unclear. In addition to general knowledge, the handbook provides detailed content for obtaining CDL endorsements that can propel your driving career forward, such as passenger transport, school bus driving, multi-trailer, tanker, HazMat, combination vehicles, and air brakes. To pass the CDL knowledge tests, aim for an 80% or higher. The more thoroughly you study, the more confidence you’ll gain, and the safer you’ll be on the road, protecting not just yourself but your cargo and fellow road users. Remember to take short breaks during your study sessions to stay fresh and prevent information overload.

Final Steps

Once you think you’re ready, it’s a good plan to review the AK CDL Handbook one more time, settle your nerves, and head on over to the DMV confident you’ve prepared for success! You’re on your way, to a new career as a commercial truck driver in Alaska.

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