Become a truck driver in 6 steps

Halvor's free CDL practice tests and paid training can help

You’ve been looking for a new career and have decided to become a professional truck driver. By now, you’ve probably searched dozens of websites, including many that promise free online CDL practice tests that aren’t as “free” as advertised.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? We can help!

Start with Halvor’s Infographic on becoming a truck driver. You’ll see all the steps needed to obtain your Class A driver’s license, including:

  • Apply to a CDL training program. This is actually the FIRST step you should take, even before getting your commercial learner’s permit (CLP). Also – it’s important that the program you choose offers federally certified Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT).
  • If you choose to go with our Halvor Gold paid CDL training, our recruiters can assist you with the application process. Once you’re accepted, we’ll schedule your start date to accommodate your permit testing schedule.
  • Study for your commercial learner’s permit. You’ll be applying for your permit in the state where you live (legal state of residence). In addition to federal regulations, many states have state-specific regulations. You can find your state CDL manual on our website.
  • Take our free CDL practice test before heading to the DMV. You see your score and review your answers immediately after completing it. And you can take it as many times as you like. It doesn’t include every question you might be asked, but it hits many of the key questions you’re likely to see on a test, regardless of where you live.
  • Take your permit test. You’ll do this in your home state. You can find locations and more information on CDL regulations where you live on our Commercial Learner’s Permits page.
  • Start your training! This is where the fun really starts. If you’re looking for a training program that is ELDT-certified and lets you earn while you learn, check out Halvor’s paid CDL training program. We offer a great combination of classroom learning and behind-the-wheel training that will have you ready for your CDL test in just four weeks.

Questions? Our recruiters are happy to help. Reach out to us today!

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