Frequently Asked Questions

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No.  We are only licensed through Missouri, and cannot assist in training for the Kansas CDL.

We are conveniently located in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit, MO.

After passing our driver training, our students are allowed the use of our truck for the purpose of taking the Missouri commercial driver’s license test.

Not only will we ensure you have the commercial truck driving skills necessary to pass the CDL test, but we allow our students to take the Missouri CDL test using our truck.  We have both an automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual truck, a 30′ trailer, and air brakes, allowing you to focus on driving skills and excellent equipment control during the driving portion of the CDL test.

We are former CDL license testers, so we were the ones making sure you had the proper truck driving skills before approving CDL licenses.  Because of our extensive experience as both testers and teachers, we have an exceptional success ratio when students prepare with CDL Ready.

For the morning training in preparation for CDL testing the same day:  $575 For refresher training and extra practice up to 3 hours including backing up trailers (held in the afternoon):  $400 Note:  Despite rising costs, CDL Ready maintains some of the lowest fees in the area for truck driver skills testing.

Yes!  We gladly accept credit card payments from MasterCard, VISA, or Discover.  Please bring your card to your training session; we will process payment at that time.  Fees must be paid in full before instruction will begin.

The Missouri CDL manual can be found here.

Do I need to know the entire Missouri CDL manual?

It depends on which certifications you are testing for. Class A CDL requirements:

  • Part 1 General Knowledge (sections 1, 2, and 3)
  • Part 2 Section 5 – Air Brakes
  • Part 2 Section 6 – Combination Vehicle

Class B CDL requirements:

  • Part 1 General Knowledge (sections 1, 2, and 3)
  • Part 2 Section 5 – Air Brakes

No.  Federal regulations require that you have your permit at least 14 calendar days before testing with the Highway Patrol. Note – the 14 day mandatory wait starts the day you purchase the permit, not the day you pass the written test.

The CDL learner’s permit is in effect for 6 months.  However, the permit is eligible for a one-time renewable period for an additional 6 months.

Because the pre-trip inspection is considered a basic skill that all truck drivers must be able to successfully perform, if you fail the pre-trip inspection, then you will not be allowed to perform any additional tests that day.  You’ll need to reschedule your test. Make sure you don’t have an issue with the pre-trip inspection!  Failing the pre-trip inspection will just cause unnecessary delay.  Hire us, and let us make sure you have all the skills necessary to pass the test.

Come back for re-training on the sections you didn’t pass!  Contact us for an appointment, or check out our Services page for more information.

Call us at (816) 554-9005 and we will find an available timeslot.  Training is scheduled on days when the Missouri CDL testing office has test openings available.

We are happy to provide the number for the CDL testing office so you can call and find a date that works with your schedule.  Once the date has been chosen and reserved, let us know and we’ll get you in for skills testing on the same day.

Yes – we offer specialized training to focus on the driving skills you need most.  The training lasts up to 3 hours.  Details can be found on our Services and Fees page, or you can contact us for more information.