California CDL Manual PDF




A California CDL Manual is available in both English and Spanish. The CDL Manual in Spanish is an official translation produced by the California DMV.

The California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Program was enacted in the interest of improving traffic safety on our roadways. As a result, California has developed licensing and testing requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles which equals or exceeds federal standards.

It takes special skills and a professional attitude to safely operate large trucks and buses. Only professional drivers will receive and keep a Commercial Driver License (CDL). A CDL is proof of your professional skills and aptitude.

California CDL Manual – 2017 – 2018

California CDL cover

California CDL cover




This CDL Manual is from the official state government page for California. We make every effort to provide the best and most accurate information possible. It is your responsibility to check that you have the most recent California CDL manual.

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California CDL Manual PDF en Español

California CDL en Espanol cover

California CDL en Espanol cover

Here is the California CDL manual PDF in Spanish. The Spanish version might be older than the original English version. Always check the official information links on this website, or check with California officials to confirm that you have the most recent commercial drivers license manual. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences of using this translated edition.

Last modified October 5, 2014 by Tom Archer