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The Bluegrass State is known for having some of the most beautiful drives in the country. The scenic byways can be your new home as a commercial trucker carrying the aerospace and automotive parts that make up Kentucky’s largest export industries. To join the growing field of commercial trucking, you’ll need to get your commercial driver’s license, and the first step toward achieving your goal is studying the 2017 Kentucky Commercial Driver License Manual.
To prepare for the written test, you’ll need to first download the CDL handbook and then read it thoroughly, taking lots of notes. The tests may include hundreds of possible questions, so it is important to concentrate and pay attention. You’ll most likely want to add endorsements to make you even more marketable, and you’ll find the information to study for those tests in your manual as well. If you feel your mind start to drift or you get distracted, try taking a short walk and then refocus your thoughts and get back to studying. Once you’ve fully read the handbook, look at your notes and if something still seems hard to remember or unclear, go back and reread those sections. The questions on the written test will be pulled directly from the handbook so the more you study, the more confident you can be. Remember, what you’re learning will not only set you on your way to a new career but it will keep you, and others sharing the road with you safe and ensure your cargo makes the trip for a job well done.
If you’re feeling confident in your knowledge, it’s useful to read the material one more time to keep it at the front of your mind and then head over to your local exam station. Your test will be administered by the Kentucky State Police and can be done in oral form if necessary, with the exception of the HazMat endorsement. Good luck, you’ll soon be on your way to a new and exciting career as a commercial truck driver!