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Texas CDL Practice Test

2021 Texas Practice CDL Test

Our FREE TEXAS practice CDL test is based on the TX CDL manual will help you easily pass your CDL exam. Everyone knows that oil is the biggest export in the Lone Star State. Hauling the black gold in tanker trucks from the oilfield to the panhandle is a big business, but to get into the action you are required to hold a Texas CDL (commercial driver license). A 5-year license to drive commercially costs $61 until you are 85, and you have to pay about $26 for 2-year continuances after you get 85. Whatever age you get, you have to complete the written test and skill test to obtain a CDL license. Class A is 70 questions and some of them are quite obscure. Even 50 questions for class B and C tests could be a hard nut to crack. Luckily, we provide a practice CDL test in Texas that includes questions that just are the same as the ones you deal with in the real test. Moreover, detailed explanations in our Texas practice CDL test will help you to understand the core of issues to make sure you pass the first time. Don’t worry about the fee of practice tests for CDL in Texas, they are definitely free on our CDL-prep website and apps.

Texas CDL FAQs

When do I need a Texas CDL instead of my regular Texas driver’s license?

If you want to operate school buses, passenger vehicles transporting more than 16 people (including driver), commercial vehicles that exceed a gross weight of 26, 000 pounds, or carrying hazardous materials on public roads in Texas, you must possess a Texas CDL license. 

How do I apply for a CDL in Texas?

You must meet a few requirements before applying for a CDL in Texas. Firstly, you must already hold a Texas driver’s license. In addition, you have to provide proof of your identity as a U.S citizenship, Texas residency, or lawful persistent resident. You also need to provide a medical examiner’s certificate and social security card. 

How do I get a Texas CDL license?

To obtain a Texas CDL license, you need to pass the CDL exam that consists of two tests: a CDL knowledge test and a CDL skills test. You must pass the CDL written test first, then a CLP (Commercial Learner’s Permit) will be issued to you that allows you to continue taking the skills test.

At what age can I apply for a CDL in Texas? 

To hold a Texas CDL and drive a commercial vehicle within Texas’s borders, you must be at least 18 years old. If you want to drive a commercial vehicle across state lines, haul hazardous materials, or transport passengers, you must be at least 21 years of age. 

How do I get a DOT medical card in Texas? 

Texas drivers who operate certain types of commercial vehicles are required to submit a DOT Medical Certificate. They must be examined by a medical professional who has been trained, tested, and certified to perform a medical examination for CDL holders in interstate commerce. You can find a list of  Nationally Registered Medical Examiners by visiting the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) National Registry website. 

How much is a DOT physical in Texas?

You have to pay around $100 to $150 to take a DOT physical in the state of Texas.

How many questions are on the Texas CDL written test?

There are 50 multiple-choice and matching questions on the knowledge portion of the CDL exam. They cover some topics such as general knowledge, texas commercial rules, combination (for Class A only), air brake (if applicable), and endorsements. You have to get an 80% passing score on this test to be given a CLP (Commercial Learner’s Permit). 

How many parts are on the CDL skills test?

The CDL skills test consists of three parts: a vehicle inspection, an air brake inspection test, and an on-road exam. You will also be tested on some skills such as merging, posture, backing up, parallel parking, quick and smooth stop, and lane changing. 

How much does it cost to get a CDL in Texas?

A new CDL license for ages 18 to 84 costs $97 and expires in eight years. A new CDL license for age 85 and older costs $26 and expires after two years.

How long does it take to get a CDL in Texas? 

On average, you have to wait seven weeks to get your CDL in Texas when attending a full-time driver training program.

How many times can I fail the CDL permit test in Texas?

You have a 90 days limit to take the permit test, and in that time if you fail the test you can do it again three times. However, after 90 days, you must pay another application fee before you can be tested again. 

What is the best way to study for the Texas CDL test?

The most effective way to study for your Texas CDL exam is practice. You can access our website or download our IOS and Android apps to learn and practice CDL general knowledge tests. A wide variety of questions and answers which you need to thoroughly prepare when you go and take the real exam are available on our website. Let’s get started with the CDL practice test now!

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