Bus :Pre-Exam Requirements

Michigan Commercial Driver License Manual

Items Needed to Schedule Test

  • Name Of Applicant

  • A Valid Michigan Drivers license number

  • A Valid Michigan Commercial License Permit (Original Document Only)

  • Phone numbers (home, work, cell)

  • Be sure to study the Michigan Commercial Driver License Manual thoroughly, be sure to read sections 11, 12, 13

  • The applicant may use the vehicle inspection memory aid (it's on the last page of the C.D.L. Manual) during the pre-trip inspection

Road Worthy Vehicle

The exam may be terminated if any of the following discretionary safety equipment is missing or inoperative.

The following is a list of equipment that CAN NOT BE:

LOOSE, CRACKED, BROKEN, LEAKING, DAMAGED, INOPERATIVE, OR MISSING

  • Horn

  • Mirrors

  • Windshield: (clean, no cracks, no obstructions)

  • Speedometer

  • Safety belts for both the driver & the examiner: (safety belts for examiner not required in bus test)

  • Wipers/Washers

  • Doors

  • Lights

  • Fuel system

  • Safety equipment: (Spare fuses, 3 red reflective triangles, properly rates fully charged fire extinguisher)

  • Wheels

  • Tires

  • Lug nuts

  • Frame

  • Any suspension parts

  • Coupling parts

  • Steering parts

  • Brake system free of defects

Bring The Following

  • A Valid Michigan Drivers license number.

  • A Valid Michigan Commercial License Permit (Original Document Only)

  • Valid proof of insurance, and vehicle registration (Look at them and be sure they have not expired)

  • Bring a Vehicle that is representative of the test you want to take.

  • The vehicle must be 'road-worthy' (one that would not automatically fail the pre-trip inspection due to faulty equipment).

  • If you are driving on a Temporary Instruction Permit only, you must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult both to and from the test site.

Bus Test Process

 The skills tests consists of three separate tests, and they are given in the following order.

  • Vehicle Inspection test

  • Basic control skills test

  • Driving test

THERE WILL BE A $50.00 FEE CHARGED FOR MISSED APPOINTMENTS IF NOT CANCELED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF TEST DATE!

 
 
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