The Alaska commercial driver license (CDL) manual covers all the material found on the CDL knowledge exam.  Published by the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the manual is your guide to obtaining a CDL and preparing for a job driving commercially.

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Information Covered in the Manual

The manual covers rules and regulations, CDL classes, fees associated with licensing and other information. Traffic laws, basic safety when inspecting and driving commercial vehicles, state laws regarding CDL holders, and definitions of various terms used by commercial drivers are also included.

Pay special attention to the first section, which covers rules, regulations, and information specific to the state of Alaska.

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