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We know taking the Commercial Driver’s License test can be intimidating, but we’re here to help! We’ve created a ton of free flashcards for the CDL test to help you quickly assess your CDL knowledge. Whether you’re short on time or just like the fun, interactive studying experience flashcards provide, our CDL flashcards will help prepare you for test day- and pass the test the first time!

Table of Contents

Sections of the CDL

Air Brakes

There is a lot to know about air brakes for the CDL test. Use these flashcards to review what you know about their parts and function, as well as refreshing your understanding of some important terms, before you take the test!

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Combination Vehicles

Operating a combination vehicle requires a great deal of additional information and skill with regard to safety procedures. Use these flashcards as a quick way to see what you already know and review any terms and procedures new to you.

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If you want to drive any sort of vehicle with two or three trailers, you must have a Class A license and pass this test to get a doubles/triples endorsement. These flashcards will test your knowledge of coupling and uncoupling, checking of air brakes, and the inspection and pulling of double/triple trailers.

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Driving Test

There may be some terms and procedures you need to review before taking the Driving Test for your CDL license. This test includes the Vehicle Inspection, Basic Control Skills, and Road Tests. These flashcards should help with your review of these terms. Also see our practice questions and study guide for these parts of the CDL test.

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General Knowledge

The General Knowledge questions on the CDL test cover a lot of ground—and many associated terms. Review some of this important vocabulary and knowledge of procedures with these flashcards and be better prepared for the test!

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Hazardous Material

Transporting hazardous materials can put a whole new spin on your daily procedures as a truck driver. It’s also strictly regulated by the government and the CDL endorsement for this must be updated every two years. Be sure you’re familiar with the most important terms involved in this type of transportation by accessing these flashcards and reviewing the crucial safety elements. Only then will you be authorized to haul hazardous wastes or substances.

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Passenger Transport

There are many types of rules and regulations that apply to passenger transport that are not relevant to the operation of other CDL operations. These flashcards review some of the most important ones that you should definitely study before taking the test for your passenger transport certification.

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Driving a tanker is unlike driving another type of truck. There are many more precautions to remember to ensure your safety and that of other drivers. These flashcards will help you review some of the most important terms and guidelines.

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We hope you find our flashcards for the CDL test helpful as you study to get your license! If you’re into social media, we’d love to connect with you on Facebook, X, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to ask us a question, offer or a suggestion, or just tell us a little more about you and your journey of becoming a truck driver. Happy studying and good luck as you start the journey of earning your Commercial Driver’s License!