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If the open desert beauty of the Grand Canyon State is calling to you, consider a career as a commercial truck driver in Arizona. The commercial trucking industry is expected to continue to grow through 2022, and Arizona CDL job growth is projected to surpass the national average by another 8%. It’s a great time to earn your Arizona commercial driver’s license! To get your AZ CDL, you’ll first need to pass a written knowledge test to get a commercial driver’s permit before you can apply for a license. Download a FREE copy of the 2017 Arizona CDL Handbook to prepare and start studying.
Now that you’ve downloaded the Arizona Commercial Driver’s License Handbook, it’s time to get down to business. Grab a pen and paper and read the handbook thoroughly, taking notes to help you clearly remember what you’ve read. Make sure to stay focused, as the manual contains a lot of information, and you’ll not only need it all to pass your test, but it will help you stay safe on the road, and keep your cargo safe, making your employer happy to give you more jobs. Since there is a lot of information in the handbook, that means there could be hundreds of possible facts used for test questions, and you’ll need to score an 80% or higher to qualify for a commercial driver’s permit. So, don’t let your mind drift and remember to go back and read through sections that may have seemed puzzling your first time reading. If you start to feel overwhelmed, take a short walk or get a snack and then come back to your reading. The AZ CDL Handbook not only covers general knowledge but the information you’ll need to get your endorsements for HazMat, multi-trailer, combination vehicles, air brakes, passenger transports, and even as a school bus driver.
Once you feel confident, read over your notes and handbook one more time, especially any areas that were originally giving you trouble, and then head over to your local DMV. You’re on your way to a rewarding career as a licensed commercial driver in Arizona.