The Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to provide the Georgia Commercial Driver’s Manual to assist drivers who wish to obtain a commercial driver’s license. I hope you will study this information very carefully as operating a commercial vehicle requires developing special skills and the knowledge of safety standards.
There are more than 6.2 million valid license holders driving on Georgia’s roads. Over 322,000 drivers have their CDL. Obeying traffic laws and practicing safe driving skills will go a long way for your safety, and the safety of your friends, your family, and all others who share the road with us. Over 1,200 people lose their lives on our roadways each year, and DDS is committed to helping to prevent each of these tragic losses.
At DDS, we continuously look to identify cost savings and efficient ways to improve customer service; for example, this manual was produced through a new public/private partnership where advertising was used to offset printing costs. Additionally, by creating your own personal account using DDS Online Services, you may conduct transactions at your convenience and often at a discount. For example, go online to meet Federal CDL requirements by self-certifying, and if necessary, uploading medical certification information.
The next time you have a licensing question or need a service, please remember to visit www.dds.ga.gov, and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook!
As we continue to create ways to better serve you, we ask that you make safe driving an important priority.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.