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Knight Transportation Can Guide You Through The Process of Earning Your CDL Permit

Need help getting your permit? Knight is here for you!
Already have your permit? Apply below and a recruiter will reach out to you about our CDL Academy.

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Follow These Steps to Get Your CDL Permit:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Study a copy of your state’s manual.
  3. Submit the CDL Application for your State and pay the fee (varies by state and listed at bottom of page).
    • Show the verification of identity and social security number (confirm the requirements of your state).
    • Show proof of residency for State and US (confirm the requirements of your state). Find the CDL Manual for your state.
    • Pass a DOT physical and show a completed Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate Form. The DMV requires proof that the applicant is medically qualified. Before they will allow you to test, you must obtain a DOT Physical from any doctor (residents of Idaho are not required to have physical if operating in excepted interstate commerce)
    • Pass a vision test.
    • Pass a knowledge exam.

After you have your permit, Knight can offer multiple options to attend a CDL School.

Already have your Class A permit? Take the next step with Knight's CDL School.

CDL Permit Manuals By State

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