Commercial Driver’s License Testing

SMG, Inc. is a certified third party CDL test facility for: Class A, B, C, and Class B Passenger Endorsement.

Skills Tests

For Class A: Pre Trip Inspection, Basic Controls, and Road Course Test performed in single axle, 5 speed manual Mack w/30′ transport trailer.


For Class B: Pre Trip Inspection, Basic Controls, and Road Course Test performed in a Dump Truck.


For Class B Passenger: Pre Trip Inspection, Basic Controls, and Road Course Test performed in a Bus.


For Class C: With or Without Air Brake: Pre-Trip Inspection, Basic Controls, and Road Course.


Skills Test Fees

Fees valid until, September 30, 2017.
Pre-trip Inspection: $100.00*
Basic Controls: $100.00*
Road Course: $100.00*

Fees effective, October 1, 2017.
Pre-trip Inspection: $150.00*
Basic Controls: $100.00*
Road Course: $100.00*

Pre-trip Inspection retest (if required): $100.00*

Payment for fees are preferred in the form of cash or a company check.

*For all debit and credit card payments, an additional 2.75% will be added to each transaction.

You must bring your permit and drivers license. Allow approximately 2 hours for testing.

Scheduling Criteria

  1. You cannot start a test before the scheduled time of test. You can start a test after scheduled time provided it does not exceed one hour from the originally scheduled start time.
  2. Tests must be scheduled at least two business days in advance The chart below explains the earliest day you may test based on the day you schedule them:
Schedule On Test On
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Saturday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday
Saturday or Sunday Wednesday

An applicant must hold their Learner’s Permit for at least fourteen days before they are eligible to test. If the Learner’s Permit expires before they complete all three skills test, they must retake all the skills tests they may have previously passed. They do not have to wait the fourteen days after being issued their second permit. If their second Learner’s Permit expires before they pass all three skills tests, then they must retake the written tests also.

According to regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a licensed commercial driver operating in the United States must be able to read and speak the English language sufficiently to understand and respond to official inquiries and directions.

The skills tests must be taken and passed sequentially; Pre-trip, Basic Skills, and Road Test.

For scheduling, please call Mike Rash at (352)302-0903, or email him at mrash@smgofcrystalriver.com.

Study Guide Links

Pre-Trip Inspection Test Class A (W/ Training Video)

Pre-Trip Inspection Test Class B (W/ Training Video)

CDL Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test

Driver’s On-Road Practical Test

CDL Vehicle Inspection Memory Aid

Florida CDL Handbook

Truck Driving School

If you are interested in a truck driving school, contact: Interstate Commercial Driving School at 352-794-6080, or visit their Website: ICDS Florida.