About Commercial Drivers Licence Tests
Steps to obtain commercial driver’s license
There are several steps involved in obtaining a commercial drivers license (CDL) in Michigan.
1. Physical exam
The truck driver must pass a physical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to prove that he has the physical capability to handle a large truck without medical restrictions.
2. Drug test
The driver must also take a drug test. If the driver passes the exam, he receives a medical certificate that’s valid for two years.
3. Written test
The next part is a written test modeled after the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration guide. Most states, including Michigan, use this written test.
4. Additional certifications
There are additional tests a truck driver may be required to take for combination vehicles, air braked vehicles, double or triple tractor-trailers or hazardous materials.
5. Road skills test
Once the written exam is completed, the driver then takes a road skills test, which consists of three parts:
- Understanding the pre-trip inspection.
- Learning about basic vehicle controls.
- Successfully completing the actual road skills test.
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