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NMJC to Hold Informative Meeting on New CDL Skills Testing

NMJC to Hold Informative Meeting on New CDL Skills Testing photo 7/1/2008 9:26:04 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Commercial Driver's License Skills Testing procedures have changed in New Mexico. To benefit those who seek a CDL, offer CDL training, or operate businesses requiring CDL drivers, New Mexico Junior College's Transportation Department will be holding a meeting on Monday, July 7, 2008, at 7 pm, regarding these state-mandated changes.


The CDL Skills Test in New Mexico is a three-part test comprised of the Vehicle Safety Inspection, the Backing Control Skills Test, and the Road Trip Test. With the advent of the new State Skills Test, the current exams and procedures will soon be obsolete. Beginning August 1, 2008, drivers will be required to take the new test, and the existing tests and procedures will no longer be used.

As of May 1, 2008, any driver who fails any part of the Skills test will be required to re-register and take all three parts of the test again. In this case, the driver must wait a minimum of one week before retaking the exam. All three parts must be passed and performed in order.

The informational meeting, further explaining these changes and procedures, will be held in room 122 of the Training and Outreach Facility on the NMJC Campus. The presentation will consist of two parts, the first part being the changes in the new State Driver's Manual and the second part being the Backing Control Skills changes. This will be followed with questions and answers from participants. Commercial businesses, trainers for company drivers, and individual drivers seeking a CDL are invited to attend.

For more information, please call 392-5544.

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