I am in the process of getting my California CDL Class C with Hazmat Endorsement. Just received the learners permit (passed General and Hazmat written tests) and submitted my info to TSA. I only want this certification to be able drive fireworks (in a placarded vehicle, most commonly a small Budget rental van) for some local companies that I am currently volunteering with. No driving with trailers, tanks, etc.
Next up is the actual skills road (driving test). I have found plenty of reference information regarding the pre-trip vehicle inspection but really no information on what the road test will involve?
I’ve been told for this specific classification I can drive my own personal vehicle for the road test. Is this true?
Has anyone done this and be willing to give me some details about the skills road test (or point me to somewhere to learn about what will be required)? Section 12 of the California DMV Commercial Drivers handbook lists some basic skills but a lot of them are for large vehicles towing trailers etc.