Your Complete Guide to Getting Your Class A CDL

Commercial Driver's License

4 Steps to Get a South Carolina Commercial Driver's License

1. Review South Carolina CDL Requirements

Before you begin the process of getting a South Carolina commercial driver's license, the best thing to do is review the state CDL requirements. Some of these requirements include a minimum age requirement and CDL physical requirements.  By reviewing this information ahead of time, you will be prepared to move onto the next steps without any unexpected surprises.

2. Get Your South Carolina CDL Permit

Just like getting a regular driver's license in the state of South Carolina, a permit is required to move forward with the steps of obtaining a South Carolina Class A CDL.  You can get a Class A CDL permit by passing a series of written exams as well as a vision test.  You can review the requirements to obtaining a South Carolina Class A CDL permit here (about halfway down the page).

3. Add CDL Endorsements

If you wish to add an endorsement to your South Carolina CDL, you will need to pass written CDL endorsement tests.  Be sure to research your endorsements beforehand as some, such as the Hazardous Materials (HazMat) endorsement, may also require a background check before they can be added to your CDL license in South Carolina. Consult the CDL endorsements section of the South Carolina manual for more information (just below Class Licenses section).

4. Take South Carolina CDL Skills Test

In South Carolina, a CDL driving test must be passed in which the driver completes a 3-part exam that includes a knowledge test, endorsement knowledge test, and skills test. Once the skills test has been passed, a driver can be issued an actual CDL license from the State of South Carolina. To view more information on CDL testing in South Carolina, click here (scroll towards bottom).

Go To CDL Training School Near South Carolina

Going to a CDL school near South Carolina is a great way to go about getting a Commercial Driver's License.  By getting training from a CDL school near you, you will learn the classroom information needed to pass the written exam and get the hands-on training required to master the pre-trip inspection and the CDL skills test.  For most people, this makes the process of getting a South Carolina CDL much easier and greatly improves their chance of success.

Driver Solutions is proud to offer a company sponsored CDL training program which not only helps new drivers get a South Carolina Class A CDL license, but also provides job placement assistance with PAM Transport to find South Carolina truck driver jobs.  This means the driver can learn the skills needed to get a CDL without the burden of upfront school tuition costs AND has a South Carolina driving job opportunity available upon completing trucker training! 

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We can find a South Carolina truck driving school offering company sponsored training so you can get a South Carolina Class A CDL.  Take a few moments to apply online today and you'll be able to schedule a time to speak with a Driver Solutions’ representative about the truck driver job opportunities and CDL training schools in South Carolina!

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CDL Training School Locations

Driver Solutions works with CDL training schools located in the hiring areas we serve throughout the United States, including areas near South Carolina.  We are continuing to form new partnerships and our representatives will always work to find the best location near you.  Currently, we're able to help new drivers find truck driving schools to get a Class A CDL in and around the following states: