CDL Permit Study Course

The first step to getting your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is to get your permit. You can do this by taking a written exam at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Not sure how to prepare or what to expect? Ferrari Driving School offers a comprehensive course that covers all the material you need to know to pass the written exam and get your permit.

  • Class A (Tractor Trailer & Truck)
  • Class BP (Bus & Truck)
  • Class B (Truck)

Course Details

Remember the sooner you pass the written test.. the sooner you can start training.. the sooner you can go for your road test… the sooner you can START WORKING!

What does the Course Cover?

Depending on the type of CDL you’re interested in, the course material will cover different topics. For example, if you want to get a Class A CDL, you will need to learn about different vehicle combinations and how to operate them. If you’re interested in a Class B CDL, you will need to learn about operating smaller trucks. The course material will also cover topics such as:
-Air brakes: How they work and how to inspect them.
-Pre-trip vehicle inspection: What to look for before you start driving.
-Basic control of the vehicle: Starting, stopping, turning, backing up.
-Shifting gears: How to do it and when to do it.
-Speed management: Maintaining a safe speed for the conditions.
-Space management: Knowing how much space you need to stop safely.

  • Class A (Tractor Trailer & Truck)
  • Class BP (Bus & Truck)
  • Class B (Truck)

You are required to get a CDL Physical exam BEFORE applying for your commercial drivers written exam.

Class A (Tractor Trailer & Truck) study:

  • General Knowledge (50 questions)
  • Air Brakes (25 questions
  • Combinations (25 questions)

Class BP (Bus & Truck) study

  • General Knowledge(50 questions)
  • Air Brakes(25 questions)
  • Passengers(20 questions)

Class B (Truck) study:

  • General Knowledge(50 questions)
  • Air Brakes(25 questions)
  • 80% is passing at the D.M.V. for each section.

Once you pass a section you do not have to take it again even if you did not pass another section.

Ready to go to the DMV to take the actual test?

  • Make sure you bring your N. Y. Driver`s License & SOCIAL SECURITY CARD or you will not be allowed to take the exam.
  • You can take ALL exam`s at the same time for $10.
  • To save time bring an additional $40 to the D.M.V. you can get back in the line & take the $40 CDL skills test.
  • You must pay the D.M.V. $40 every time you take a CDL road test.
  • Remember the sooner you pass the written test.. the sooner you can start training.. the sooner you can go for your road test… the sooner you can START WORKING!

How to Study: The easiest way to study is read the question & CORRECT answer in TRAINING mode. Once you have gone through each question in the section at least once switch to TESTING MODE which will give you the question & 3 choices just how you will see it on the actual exam. Once you test yourself the computer will remember which questions you got wrong & will give you the opportunity to review them again. Learning from your mistakes is what makes this study course work!


You must already have a regular driver’s license to be eligible for a CDL permit. A CDL permit allows you to practice driving with a licensed commercial driver. You cannot drive without a permit. Like a regular permit, a CDL permit allows you to operate a vehicle under certain conditions and with certain restrictions. The main difference is that a CDL permit allows you to operate commercial vehicles, such as buses, trucks, and tractor-trailers. With a CDL permit, you can start practicing your driving skills so that you’ll be ready to get your full license when the time comes.

You must pass a written exam to get your permit. The written exam allows you to get a learner’s permit, which allows you to sign up for our course at one of New York’s certified driving schools like the Ferrari Driving School. While you can study the course material on your own, we recommend taking our course because it will give you the hands-on experience you need to pass the road test and get your full license.

Another reason to take our course is that you will eventually have to enroll in a certified driving school to meet the new EDLT requirements set by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The new EDLT rule makes it mandatory for prospective students to get trained at a certified institution like ours to get a CDL. You can no longer train with a friend or family member who has a CDL.

Ferrari Driving School has both the theory and the practical training needed to help you obtain your permit, meet the ELDT requirements, and eventually get your CDL. Our seasoned instructors will help you every step of the way to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills needed to pass the written exam and get on the road to your dream career.

Contact us today to get started on the path to your dream career!

Ferrari Driving School students that have taken the Instructor’s training recommendation have had a FIRST time passing rate of over 90%. During the first lesson we always evaluate and give an honest opinion on your SPECIFIC training needs.

New Regulations for all CDL Licensed Drivers, This Will Affect All CDL License holders. See DMV Links below:

The New York Motor Truck Assoc. predict a shortage of qualified drivers in the near future. Better pay and benefits are offered by employers to attract and retain men and women as professional drivers. Employment opportunities for well trained and motivated individuals in the transportation profession are many. The trucking industry offers a wide range of positions, from loading freight to driving vehicles locally and over-the-road. Trucking is the nation’s second largest industry, employing over 5 million men and women as drivers, mechanics and in related services. The Trucking Industry moves 70% of the nation’s freight, and employs approximately 1 out of every 9 workers in America.

Jobs for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer, 2008 & 2018 in the US are expected to increaseby 13%The median wage for Truck Drivers, Heavy andTractor-Trailer in New York State for May 2009was over $19 per hour.  Jobs for Transit and Intercity Bus Driversbetween 2008 and 2018 in the US areexpected to increase by 8%. The median wage for Transit and Intercity BusDrivers in New York State for May 2009 wasover $25 per hour. Projection Data provided by the National Employment Matrix and the US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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