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New Mexico CDL Handbook - CDL Manual
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Contents of the NEW MEXICO CDL HANDBOOK - CDL ManualSECTION I: INTRODUCTION . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook
is for all drivers) Who needs a CDL? CDL Exceptions, How to Get a CDL. Additional
Requirements. General. State Laws and Rules. Other Rules.
SECTION II: DRIVING SAFELY . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for all drivers) CDL Rules, Truck and Bus Inspections, Basic Vehicle Control,
Shifting Gears, Seeing, Communicating, Controlling Speed, Managing space, Driving
at Night, Driving in Fog, Driving in Winder, Driving in Very Hot Weather, Mountain
Driving, Railroad Crossings, Seeing Hazards, Emergencies, Skid Control/Recovery,
Collision Procedures, Fires, Staying Alert and Fit to Drive, Illness, HazMat
Rules for All Commercial Drivers.
SECTION III: TRANSPORTING CARGO . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for all drivers) Inspecting Cargo, Cargo Weight and Balance, Securing
Cargo, Handling Other Cargo.
SECTION IV: TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS SAFELY. . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for drivers who transport passengers) Bus Inspections, Loading
and Unloading, Driving Techniques, Passenger Management, Miscellaneous Requirements.
SECTION V: AIR BRAKES . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook
is for drivers who drive or tow vehicles with air brakes)
Air Brake System, Dual Air Brake Systems, Combination Vehicle Air Brakes, Inspecting
the Air Brake System, Using Air Brakes.
SECTION VI: COMBINATION VEHICLES . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for drivers who need a Class A CDL) Driving
Combination Vehicles Safely, Coupling and Uncoupling, Inspecting a Combination
SECTION VII: DOUBLES AND TRIPLES . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for drivers who tow doubles or triples) Towing
Double/Triple Trailers, Coupling and Uncoupling, Inspecting Doubles and Triples,
Doubles/Triples Air Brake Check.
SECTION VIII: TANK VEHICLES . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook
is for drivers who drive tank vehicles) Tank
Vehicle Definition, Inspecting Tank Vehicles,
Driving Tank Vehicles,
Safe Driving Rules.
SECTION IX: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTES . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for drivers who need a HazMat endorsement) Intent
of the Regulations, Transporting Hazardous Materials, Communication Rules, Loading
and Unloading, Bulk Tanks, Federal Driving and Parking Rules, Dealing with Emergencies,
Appendix A - Table of HazMat Class Definitions, Hazardous Materials Warning
Labels and Placards.
SECTION X: SCHOOL BUSES . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook
will assist drivers taking the pre-trip test) Danger
Zones - Use of Mirrors, Loading and Unloading, Emergency Exit and Evacuation,
Railroad Highway Crossings, Student Management, Anti lock Braking Systems, Special
SECTION XI: PRE-TRIP TEST . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook will assist drivers taking the skills test) All
Vehicles, External Inspection (Buses, Trucks, Tractors), Trailer, Coach/Transit
Bus, School Buses Only, Truck or Combination Vehicle Inspection Guide, Passenger
Transport Vehicle Inspection Guide.
SECTION XII: BASIC VEHICLE CONTROL SKILLS TEST . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook is for drivers who drive or tow vehicles with air brakes)
SECTION XIII: DRIVING TEST . . . (This section of the CDL Handbook
will assist drivers taking the driving test) Detailed description of what you will be asked to do and what you will be scored on during your road test in a representative-type vehicle.
In addition to the material found in the free CDL Handbook (which is quite
boring and confusing - and doesn't have a single question in it that is asked
on the actual tests), the complete CDL Course package contains a Quick Review
for each of the eight written tests - condensed bulleted items that you really
do have to know in order to pass the actual written tests and we cover the actual
CDL tests with 670 practice multiple-choice test questions (divided up between
the eight tests) in separate study sections complete with blank and CORRECT
answers that cover the whole pool of actual test questions.
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