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Maine lobster isn’t the only thing the state is known for, but it is its most famous export. In addition to the delicious crustacean, Maine also ships out a large number of aircraft engines and parts. Commercial truckers play an important role in the flow of goods, which is pivotal to keep the state economy growing. Those who are interested in getting their commercial driver license are starting a career in a growing field that can take them not only on roads around Maine but also across New England. You may also want to take additional tests to add endorsements to your CDL, such as tanker, passenger transport, combination vehicle, air brakes, school bus driver, multi-trailer, and Hazmat transport. To get your Maine CDL, you’ll need to pass a written knowledge exam, which means you need to study the 2023 Maine CDL Manual.

How to Prepare

As soon as you’ve downloaded the CDL manual, sit down with pen and paper, read the entire manual, and take notes as you go along. Don’t let your mind wander. What you read will not only help you pass your written test, but it will keep you and other individuals on the road safe while you’re driving your cargo. If you feel like your mind is starting to lose focus, take a short break or walk and then come back to your reading. After you’ve gone through the entire handbook, look at your notes and if you notice any areas that are vague or still unclear go back and reread those sections. Your written tests can ask hundreds of questions, but they will all come directly from the Maine CDL Manual, so if you study carefully, you can know all the answers.

Final Steps

Once you’re feeling ready, give the manual one more read to keep it all fresh in your mind and then head on over to your BMV. Your test will be multiple-choice so stay calm, remember what you’ve been studying, and you’ll do great!