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Have you ever wanted to set a world record? Well, set your GPS for Lake Lotawana, Missouri, where the world record was set for the most people swimming on pool noodles in a single body of water at one time - 1,555 people to be exact. Perhaps the next time you’re passing through Missouri, another world record opportunity will find its way to you! In the meantime, set your sights on the natural wonders that Missouri has to offer any trucker passing through.

Rivers, streams, prairie land, and scattered woodlands. Missouri’s natural surroundings create a memorable drive for experienced truckers and tourists alike. Experience the picturesque landscape of the Ozark Plateau, with heavy forested hills and low mountains, or discover the St. Francois Mountains in the southeast region.

Do you need a break after the long drive on Route 66? Sit back and relax in the 46 foot tall rocking chair in Cuba, Missouri. With rockers at the base of the chair weighing more than 2,000 pounds each. When driving towards the city and on through the state, be sure to look for the Gateway Arch - the symbolic monument letting tourists know they have reached St. Louis.

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CDL Career Now works with CDL schools all over the nation and can help connect you with the best truck driving school in Missouri that offers a variety of CDL training services, as well as job placement assistance to those who qualify.

From city savvy locals to exploratory tourists, Missouri’s offerings provide a distinct and memorable route for any CDL holder. CDL Career Now can connect you to the best trucking programs in your area. Fill out the form and one of our CDL experts will contact you directly. Start today!

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State of Missouri CDL Requirements

To apply for a Missouri CDL applicants must be at least 18 years of age. However, CDL holders under the age of 21 cannot cross the state line. CDL holders must be 21 to haul hazardous materials and drive interstate / cross country.

Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds provided the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.  Holders of a Class A license may also, with any appropriate endorsements, operate all vehicles within Class B and C.

Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR. Holders of a Class B license may also, with any appropriate endorsements, operate all vehicles within Class C.

Class C: Any single vehicle less than 26,001 pounds GVWR or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR. This group applies only to vehicles which are placarded for hazardous materials or are designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the operator. A holder of a Class A, B, or C license may drive all vehicles which may be driven by a holder of a Class E or Class F license.

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