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CDL Prep Course
June 5, 2019 by: Lesley Gooding



There will be a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) prep course on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 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 Friday, July 5, 2019. There is a minimum of 10 participants to hold the class and a maximum of 50 total participants.


Registration Form for CDL Prep Course

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

street or county road address city zip

Email Address:_______________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________________________________________

home/work cell phone

Check the test(s) which needs to be taken:

_____ General Knowledge                             _____ Doubles/Triples

_____ Air Brakes                                            _____ Passenger Vehicles

______Combination Vehicles                         ______ Hazardous Materials

______ Tankers

Farm Bureau member ($50) ______               Non Farm Bureau member ($55) _____


Deadline: July 5


Return to:

Champaign County Farm Bureau Registration

ATTN: Brenda

801 N. Country Fair Dr.

Champaign, IL 61821