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Course Description

CDL Series - General Knowledge - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Site and Personal Safety
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
3 Hours
0 Units
$25 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


This training was prepared by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI has been designed for someone interested in commercial driver's license (CDL) general knowledge. This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I and II or anyone interested in obtaining a CDL. This course is primarily intended for inspectors and technicians.

This training contains the general knowledge and safe driving information that all commercial drivers should know. It is broken into three modules:

Module 1 reviews vehicle control, shifting gears, seeing the road, communicating, speed control, and space management.

Module 2 covers night driving, driving in cold and hot weather, mountain driving, and railroad crossings.

Module 3 discusses seeing hazards, driving and road emergencies, staying alert and fit to drive, and transporting hazards.

This general knowledge training does not have specific information on air brakes or pre-trip inspection. You may complete other training in the CDL series to learn more about them.

For more information on the CDL examination and requirements that apply to your State, contact your State license agencies.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the procedures in controlling your vehicle and shifting gears
  • Define the steps to seeing the road in various situations
  • Recognize the importance of signaling and communicating your presence
  • Identify the important components of speed control and space management
  • Describe the proper ways to drive at night
  • Identify the correct practices for driving in cold weather and hot weather
  • Describe the procedures for driving on a mountain
  • Recognize the proper way to cross a railroad
  • Describe the procedures in responding to driving emergencies and emergencies on the road
  • Identify the guidelines to staying alert and fit to drive
  • Define the proper way to transport hazardous materials


This course is designed for any individuals wanting to learn more about commercial driver's license (CDL) general information.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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