Gianni Evangelisti Authored By: Gianni Evangelisti

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CDL Premium Course - from

Rating:  5-star

Test-Guide's Perspective: This premium online CDL course from is the best product on the market.  It includes over 1,000 practice questions with complete explanations.  Their course claims a 95% pass rate (compared to 49% by studying a CDL manual) - backed up by a money-back "Pass Guarantee".  The courses are state specific and include material for all license classes (A, B, C) and all nine endorsements.

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CDL - Commercial Driver's License Exam - REA

Rating:  4-star

Test-Guide's Perspective: This 5th edition review book from the editors at REA is the best  available.  It provides thorough coverage of all topics on the CDL exam, including: General Knowledge, Passenger Transport, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Hazardous Materials, Tankers, Metal Coil, Doubles/Triples.  Contains up-to-date information on the testing and licensing requirements of all 50 states. Includes 8 full length practice exams written in the style of the CDL exam and every question has a rationale/explanation (including explanations of why incorrect choices are wrong).  

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Barron's CDL Truck Driver's Test

Rating:  4-star

Test-Guide's Perspective: This review book is written to be a general study guide for the CDL exams.  This Barron's book has a comprehensive review of both the written test and the behind-the-wheel test. recommends this book because it provides plenty of drawings and illustrations to help explain some of the concepts.  All practice test questions come with an extensive rationale (explanation).

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Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations

Rating:  4.5-star

Test-Guide's Perspective: This book is the definitive textbook covering all aspects of tractor-trailer operations.  All aspects of driving a tractor trailer are thoroughly covered, including:  hours of service, hazardous materials, securing cargo, and onboard technology.  Bumper to Bumper covers a lot of material but in a clear and concise (and accurate!) manner.  Extremely practical book for both beginners and veterans.

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