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2016 CDL Prep Course
June 10, 2016 by: Lesley Gooding



There will be a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) prep course on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. in the Farm Bureau Auditorium.  The class will cover general knowledge of CDLs:  air brakes, combination vehicles, tankers, doubles and triples, passenger vehicles and hazardous materials.


A CDL is required if you drive any of the following: any combination vehicle with a Gross Combination Weight Rating of 26,001 pounds or more, providing the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds; any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds; any vehicle designed to transport 15 or more people and any vehicle required by federal law to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.


Farmers and farm employees are exempt if they do not drive a semi-trailer and are within 150 air miles of their homes.


The cost of the prep course is $50 for Farm Bureau members and $55 for non-members.  To register for the class, clip the bottom of this page and send it with the payment to the Farm Bureau, 801 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL  61821.  Registration deadline is Monday, July 18, 2016.  There is a minimum of 10 participants to hold the class and a maximum of 50 total participants.