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New England can be a gorgeous place to explore by road, as interstates and highways crisscross through the region, and what better way to explore than by being paid to be a truck driver. Getting your commercial driver’s license is not easy, but it can be a satisfactory and profitable career move. The trucking industry will continue its job growth through 2022, with a competitive pay rate for jobs in Connecticut. The first step toward getting your CDL is to take a written general knowledge test and supplementary tests to get additional endorsements for HazMat, tanker, multi trailer, combination vehicle or passenger transport. All general CDL driving questions and endorsement written test answers can be found in the 2023 Connecticut CDL Handbook.

How to Prepare

To pass your test and successfully take your career on the road, you’ll need to study! Download the CT CDL Handbook, grab a notebook and a pen, and read the entire handbook, making notes along the way. There’s a lot to cover; the knowledge tests have hundreds of possible questions that can be asked, so try to focus and keep your mind from drifting; if you start to feel overwhelmed take a short break or a walk and then dive back in! Once you’ve begun to feel confident with the reading and are feeling ready for the test, it’s helpful to read your notes again. Focus on any area that may have seemed harder to grasp or a bit fuzzy. Remember, when you’re taking the test that all the questions are based on information from the handbook, so all the answers are in your reading.

Final Steps

Read through the handbook one more time – the hard work you’re doing is not only going to help you pass your test but keep you, your cargo, and other drivers on the road safe. Ready to take the test? Head on over to your local DMV and get ready to start your new career as a licensed commercial truck driver!

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