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The Mississippi Delta may be the birthplace of Blues but the major export from Mississippi these days is petroleum. If you’re interested in turning on some Sam Cooke and driving around and out of the state, consider becoming a commercial trucker. The trucking industry has been steadily rising with projected job growth set to continue through 2022. To get your commercial driver’s license and jumpstart a new career, you must first pass a written knowledge test and any endorsement tests you choose. Endorsements are a valuable addition to your license making you more marketable for jobs and include air brakes, tanker, combination vehicle, multi-trailer, Hazmat, passenger transport, and even school bus driving. The first step to succeeding at your exam is studying the 2017 Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License Manual.
To get ready for the written exam you’ll need to read the entire Mississippi CDL Manual. Grab a pencil and paper and take notes as you read along. The CDL written test can pull from hundreds of possible questions, but they will all be based on the manual, so keep your mind on the task and you can learn the answer to any question you could be asked. If you feel yourself starting to lose focus, take a short break or walk and then return to studying. After you’ve read the manual, look over your notes, if you see sections you’re not so sure of, go back and reread that part of the manual. This test is to make sure that you can be a safe and confident driver for the sake of your cargo, you, and others on the road so study hard!
Before you head off to your local testing center, read over your notes and the manual one more time to make sure you have everything locked in your mind. Good luck on your CDL knowledge test; if you keep calm and remember what you’ve studied, you’ll be on your way to a brand new career with your commercial learner’s permit.