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New York is one of the top 15 states with the most road miles in the US and makes more money per year than the countries of South Korea, Australia, or Russia. These are two great reasons to become a commercial truck driver in New York. There is a huge population in need of the services of anyone with a CDL. Studying the 2017 New York CDL Handbook is the key to getting your commercial driver’s license and getting on the road.
The best way to study the CDL handbook is to read each section thoroughly and take careful notes. Make a note if any section is particularly difficult so you can spend extra time on it when you review the handbook a second time. If you feel yourself starting to lose focus, that’s completely normal, with so much information to cover when studying for your CDL. Just take a study break, and then come back to the material with fresh eyes. Just remember that it’s worth all your study time, as the New York CDL Handbook contains the information you’ll need to answer any question on your exam, as well as the exams for any endorsements to your license, on topics like air brakes, combination vehicles, double/triple trailers, and school bus driving.
Before you go to the New York DMV to take the written test for your commercial learner’s permit (CLP),* take some time to review the manual and all your notes one more time. Reviewing ensures all of the important facts are fresh in your mind for your exam and help boost your confidence if you are feeling nervous at all. If you study your New York CDL Handbook enough, you should pass the exam easily, and be starting your new commercial driving career soon.
*Remember, you only need to take the test once, to get your learner’s permit, then you will be able to practice driving, take your road test, and get your regular CDL.