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The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations


CDL Tools

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Get Barron's CDL
Now in its third edition, Barron's CDL covers:

  • Commercial Driver Licensing
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Safety Control Systems
  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • Loading, Securing, and Hauling Loads
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Air Brakes
  • Vehicle Combinations
  • Tank Vehicle Endorsement
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsement and
  • CDL Skills Tests.


Barron's CDL

Comprehensive coverage of both the written and driving tests is presented with specific answers and explanations for all questions and situations. Detailed diagrams and illustrations demonstrate the proper procedures drivers need to master for their behind-the-wheel tests. A detailed index, test-preparation and test-taking tips mean readers can design a test-prep program that best suits their needs. Both professional and prospective tractor-trailer drivers can use this manual to prepare for the tests that they must pass to get or to upgrade a CDL.

Barron's Commercial Driver's License Truck Driver's Test is available in paperback, approximately 8.375" by 10.875", with 448 pages. The ISBN13 is 9781438007502. Single copies are $18.99 ($22.99 in Canada). For information about discounts or to request a review copy for prep courses or schools, contact Anne Realmuto at Or call us at 361-749-4007 or send an email to

Get Easy CDL

For those on the go, there's BUMPERTOBUMPER® Easy CDL, an app for the iPhone. Easy CDL covers:

  • Introduction
  • Pre-trip Inspection
  • Safe Driving
  • Transporting Cargo
  • Transporting Passengers
  • Air Brake
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Doubles and Triples
  • Tank Vehicles
  • Hazardous Materials
  • School Bus
  • Pre-Trip Inspection Test and
  • Basic Vehicle Controls and Road Skills Test
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Each unit offers a topic review with illustrations, an audio lecture and multiple-choice test questions with answers and explanations. Easy CDL has 430 test questions that are similar to what applicants will find on the actual CDL exam. Customers found it to be an "awesome app," "really practical" and "a great help in preparing me." Easy CDL is available from StudybyApp for $4.99. 

If you're going for your Hazardous Materials Endorsement, you'll want to check out Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review, also available from StudybyApp for $3.99.This app offers over 200 practice test questions, 150 minutes of review and a bonus Glossary of terms used in hat mat transport.

Hot shot trucking operators of a truck and trailer combination with a gross combined weight rating in excess of 26,000 pounds may need a CDL. Easy CDL for Hot Shot Trucking offers over 200 practice test questions, eight review units and a video of vehicle inspection highlights. It's also available for $3.99 from StudybyApp or the Apple iTunes App store.

in print and for Kindle and other e-readers

As important as it is, a CDL is just license and CDL prep is not an education. Anyone serious about having a rewarding and enjoyable career as a commercial truck driver realizes that it takes:

  • A commitment to safety
  • A professional attitude
  • Dedication to customer service
  • A thorough understanding of the equipment, regulations and the working environment
  • Respect for self and the employer
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All of these contribute to the feeling of self-confidence that enables even the newest driver to handle any challenge with success. Be it equipment failure, a traffic jam or a demanding customer, a well-trained driver with the right attitude knows what to do. A good education equips the new driver to be successful from the first day on the job and for many days and many miles thereafter. Whether the medium is print, audio, video or even a simulator, whether the material is delivered in-residence or by distance learning, the content has to be complete, authoritative, up-to-date and easy and enjoyable for the learner to use. That's why for over two decades, BUMPERTOBUMPER®, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, has been considered "a must have guide for truckers" and "one of the best books written about trucks and trucking," "recommended for truck schools or graduates, or the trucker who wants to be well informed." Check out all our publications on the ANSWERS page.