CDL Practice Test
CDL Category Practice Tests
- General Knowledge Test
- Combination Vehicles Test
- Passenger Vehicles Test
- Pre-Trip Inspections Test
- Double-Triple Trailers Test
- CDL School Bus Test
- CDL Air Brakes Test
- Hazardous Materials Test
- CDL Tanker Vehicles Test
CDL Practice Test
How To Get A minnesota Commercial Drivers License
Minnesota has set specific requirements of a CDL license for the operation of specific vehicles. The first is a combination vehicle that exceeds a gross weight of 26,000 pounds. Any single vehicle that exceeds the 26,000 pounds also requires a CDL. Vehicles intended to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, fall under the commercial driver’s license requirement. Any vehicle that requires hazardous material placards must be driven by a CDL driver. Lastly, any school bus driver must have their CDL. Applicants may file for a Class A, B, or C commercial driver’s license. Each class has its own restricts for the vehicle size and type that may be legally driven.All applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a commercial driver’s license. A Hazardous Materials Endorsement may only be obtained by those who are 21 years of age or older. All applicants must possess a DOT medical card or submit a medical examiner certificate upon applying for their commercial driver’s license.
Driving Record And Disqualifications
- Any conviction of driving an impaired vehicle within the past 24 months.
- Current license is suspended, denied, canceled, or revoked.
- Possessing a driver’s license from another state.
All CDL applicants must pass one or more knowledge tests and skills test to be eligible to receive their CDL.
H – Hazardous Materials
N – Tank Vehicle
P – Passenger Transport
S – School Bus
T – Doubles / Triples
X – Tanker and Hazardous Materials
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minnesota CDL License Test Tips
All applicants will be required to take one or more knowledge tests depending on the class and the endorsements they wish to obtain. Knowledge tests are given on paper and on the computer. All Class applicants must complete a 50 question knowledge test, with Class A applicants also required to complete 20 questions about combination vehicles. Endorsements require their own specific tests. For Passenger, Doubles/ Triples, and Tank Vehicle Endorsements applicants will be given a 20 question test. For School Bus Endorsement and Air Brake Restriction Removal a 25 question test will be given. A Hazardous Materials Endorsement requires a 30 question test. Test scores of 80 percent and higher are considered passed.
A skills test is required of all applicants to be taken in the type of vehicle in which they are seeking certification. The skills test is given in three different phases. These include the pre-trip inspection, basic control skills, and the road test. Applicants must pass all three phases of the skills test to receive their CDL. Additional skills tests are required for specific endorsements. These include Passenger and School Bus Endorsements as well as the Air Brake Restriction Removal.
Information on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety provides administers CDL license requirements in Minnesota. To get more information contact them via:
Additional Minnesota CDL Helpful Links
Please use the links below to access more valuable Minnesota CDL testing resources and to learn more about practice driving tests for the state of Minnesota.
- Minnesota Commercial Driver License Manual
- Minnesota Truck Driving Schools
- Minnesota Drivers License Practice Test
- Minnesota Motorcycle Test