Taking the Alabama CDL test? Start your preparation now by getting your free copy of the Alabama CDL manual here. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS), the CDL manual has been designed with the aim to introduce you to important information such as the various CDL classes and the particular sections you will need to focus on depending on the class of CDL you are pursuing.

Will the Manual Help You Pass the AL CDL Test

While the CDL manual itself is an excellent resource to begin preparing for the test, you will also need to test your knowledge to ensure you’ve mastered the material found in the manual.  Try our free Alabama CDL practice tests to ensure that you truly are ready on test day.

Information Covered in the Manual

The Alabama Commercial Driver’s License Manual covers information regarding requirements, fees, instruction permits, restrictions, and classes of commercial licenses. It also covers Alabama traffic laws and valuable safety information focused on helping you drive safely and responsibly.

The Alabama CDL manual includes 13 sections covering every area of the CDL process.

  • Introduction
  • Driving Safely
  • School Bus
  • Transporting Passengers Safely
  • Transporting Cargo Safely
  • Tank Vehicles
  • Doubles and Triples
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Hazardous Materials
  • On-Road Driving
  • Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection
  • Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test
  • Air Brakes