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Commercial Driver's Manual in Louisiana

Commercial Driver's Manual in Louisiana

In order to obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) you must first pass a series of general knowledge and practical/driving exams. The driver's manual is the book that provides the information you need to know in order to pass your tests and drive safely.

Information Covered in Manual

The Commercial Driver's License manual covers information regarding requirements, instruction permits, classes of commercial licenses, fees and restrictions. The book also covers state traffic laws and safe driving information which will help you drive responsibly and safely. For example:

  • You must follow the state's weight restrictions on cargo you are transporting
  • Some materials may not be loaded together as a result of chemical sensitivity or reaction that may take place if kept in the same space.

Chapters in the CDL Manual

There are several sections in the manual that cover pertinent information regarding obtaining a license and operating a commercial vehicle. These chapters include:

  1. General Information
  2. Air Brakes
  3. Combination Vehicles
  4. Doubles and Triples
  5. School Buses
  6. Transporting Cargo
  7. Tank Vehicles
  8. Transporting Passengers
  9. Hazardous Materials

Please see the CDL Manual for more detailed information.

Where To Get The CDL Manual

Please see the online CDL Manual OR the manual is available to purchase at any OMV office.

Additional Information

Please review all information regarding acquiring a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Use the following links to gain more knowledge about the licensing process.

Submitted by Robio on 29th Apr 2012

Thanks for nothing. Maybe

Thanks for nothing. Maybe I'll take the DMV's example here and drive a commercial vehicle just as carefully as they manage this website.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd May 2011

what idiot came up with this

what idiot came up with this

Submitted by Anonymous on 19th Mar 2011

you guys need 2 start

you guys need 2 start printing the book again 1 day i can get on the site then the next day i cant find the site 4 the manual need 2 study cant pass a test this way if we cant get on get with the progame and fix the problem

Submitted by Anonymous on 19th Mar 2011

Having problems downloading

Having problems downloading handbook and when you go into the DMV office they don't have a clue either. Whats going on please respond back or fix the problem.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd Mar 2011

having a problem downloading

having a problem downloading the handbook. have tried from many different sites. if your not going to print the cdl handbook anymore, you need to make sure your links work on your website. a lot of people need this information

Submitted by urangmic on 11th Oct 2009

Is this just a site setup for

Is this just a site setup for major hits without actually providing actual links or downloads. Perhaps it is a problem on my end or I just picked a time when the networks are down. I'm having zero luck here guys. Whats up?