University of Wyoming Extension News

Riverton hosts commercial driver license study group

University of Wyoming Extension is offering a free commercial driver license (CDL) study group in Riverton Monday-Friday, Feb. 11-15.

The study group will meet 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day at the Armory Building.

“For anyone needing employees with a CDL, or anyone who needs a CDL for her or his work, this should be a great program to train drivers and help them prepare for a CDL test,” said Ron Cunningham, extension educator based in Fremont County. “Participants will prepare for written tests for Class A and Class B CDL and learn pre-trip inspections.”

Although the study group is free to attend, there are fees for those requiring a CDLlicense when taking the CDL test at the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT); they include $20 instruction permit, $40 skills test, $85-$90 Transportation Security Administration background check and $25 CDL license fee.

“Extension-sponsored CDL study groups are intended to provide study materials, direct participants to regional resources, review instructional materials provided by WDOT and include local farmers/ranchers in the hands-on practical aspects of learning,” said Cunningham.

According to WYDOT, a Class A CDL must be carried by any driver operating a vehicle that weighs 26,001 or more pounds and tows 10,000 or more pounds; a Class B CDL must be carried by any driver who operates a vehicle that weighs 26,001 pounds but tows less than 10,000 pounds. Exemptions for farmers and ranchers will be detailed.

Cunningham said participation in this study group does not necessarily guarantee successful completion of requirements for a Wyoming CDL.

To register or for more information, contact Cunningham at 307-332-2363 or email him at ronc@uwyo.edu.