CDL Manuals in South Carolina

If you want to drive a truck or commercial vehicle in South Carolina, you need to do your homework first. Before applying for a commercial driver's license (CDL), read the CDL manual created by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The manual explains everything you should know before taking the DMV's knowledge and skill exams. Depending on the vehicle you want to drive, you will have to take additional tests beyond the general knowledge exam. Whatever questions you might have about traffic safety are answered within the manual's pages. Topics include cargo transport, winter driving, railroad crossings and emergency situations. The manual also features a pre-trip inspection checklist, with specialized information covering tractors, passenger buses, school buses and trailers.