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UW Extension offers CDL study training sessions

Commercial drivers license (CDL) training will be offered in Powell Dec. 17-19 at the Powell Research and Extension Center.

The goal is to prepare participants for the written and vehicle inspection tests, said Sandra Frost, University of Wyoming Extension educator. The class does not include driving practice.

The state of Wyoming enforces the class of license regulations even if you are a farmer driving your product within 150 miles of your farm, she said. Class regulation is dependent upon the vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating.

All three days of the study group will offer morning and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will vary in topics, and each afternoon will offer inspection practice.

Tuesday will provide general information for all class licenses. Air brakes and a question-and-answer session with a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper is Wednesday. Thursday’s class covers tankers, combination vehicles and other Class A information.

Class A students will need all three mornings of training. Class B students only need to attend the first two. All students will need the three afternoons of inspection practice.

Registration for the class is $25. To register or for more information, contact Frost at307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu. A brochure about the CDL study group is at http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/bighorncrops/index.html.