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Set in America’s heartland, Kansas’ commercial truckers have easy access to drive not only around the state but to carry Kansas’s major exports of soybeans and airplane parts around the country. With the truck driving industry projected to continue to grow through 2022, getting your commercial driver license and starting a new career can be an intelligent move. To start this new career, your first step is studying the 2017 Kansas Commercial Driver License Manual.
When you’re ready to start studying for your CDL test, simply download the KS CDL manual, grab a pen and paper, read the entire handbook, and make notes as you go along. There is a lot to cover; the written test can pull from hundreds of different questions, so stay focused! If you need a break or realize your mind is starting to wander, just stop and take a short walk and then come back to your reading. Remember that what you’re learning will keep you safe, as well as protecting your cargo and other cars and drivers you share the road with, everything you’re learning is important. In addition to taking a written knowledge test for your KS CDL, you’ll most likely also want to test for other endorsements on your license to increase your job prospects. Endorsements like HazMat, multi-trailer, tanker, passenger transport, combination vehicle, air brakes or school bus driver will all have separate knowledge tests and are all are covered in the KS CDL Manual. After you’ve read the handbook, take a look through the notes you took and reread any sections that still seem unclear or hazy. Your test will be multiple-choice, and the questions will be pulled directly from the CDL Handbook so the more you study, the more likely you’ll know all the answers and pass with ease!
Once you feel prepared to take your exam, read the handbook one more time to make sure it is still clear and fresh in your mind and then head to your local DOV testing offices. Remember what you’ve been studying, and you too can join the ranks of Kansas’ commercial truckers.