Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations now require that all new CDL applicants, as well as current drivers seeking an upgrade to an existing CDL, attend a driver education program listed on the FMCSA Training Provider Registry Training Provider Registry (dot.gov) before they can apply for their permit, road test, or endorsement.
A list of training providers may be obtained from the registry in the link above or from the list of CDL Schools put together by MMTA https://www.mmta.com/cdl-school-list-maine/.
Maine BMV provides some study materials for those interested in reviewing study material on their own time. A couple of options for you are provided below. Remember, however, that while these study materials may be helpful, they do not eliminate the requirement to attend a registered training provider found in the links above.
A lot of people prefer to learn on their own and at their own pace. If this is for you, all you will need to do is download the Maine CDL Manual and start reading. If you find it is not the page-turner you anticipated, we have additional resources if you need them – see the sidebar on the left of this page.
SELF-STUDY WITH AUDIO HELP
You’re independent, but may need a little help with the topics on the test. No problem. Maine BMV offers audio files to help you study for each section of the Manual depending upon which sections you need.
We highly recommend you download a copy of the Maine CDL Manual to be used in conjunction with the audio files. Please note that the Maine CDL Manual is sometimes updated so the sections referenced in the audio recordings below might not match up exactly, but the basic information will be helpful for you to pass your CDL exam.