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IR0ND0G's Comment
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Feeling pretty confident after my second run through the High Road. Going for my permit next Wednesday so I can get going on getting interviewed and scheduled to start school within next few weeks. Thank all of you who contribute information here. I don't frequently comment, but I do read most postings on this site. Hopefully I will do well and get the show on the road. Looking forward to changing status to 'in school' soon.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sounds great Grizzly!

I just checked out your scores on our High Road Training Program and they're outstanding. You've clearly put a ton of work into it. Keep working on it a little here and there just to keep everything fresh in your mind until Wednesday. But with the progress you've made in the program and the scores you have I can assure you there will be no problems flying through the permit tests. You'll do fantastic.

In fact, make sure you get your endorsements while you're there. It isn't going to take you any time at all. They may not let you get your Hazmat until you get your actual license, but get the rest of them while you're there. They're just short, easy written exams. Once you have em you're all set.

We've had a ton of people use our High Road Training and fly through all of the written exams for the permit and all of their endorsements in less than an hour and get perfect scores or nearly perfect scores on everything. It's totally doable.

Keep us updated and best of luck!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

IR0ND0G's Comment
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Thanks Brett, passed my tests early today. The High Road is awesome, passed all my required tests including endorsement tests with ease. Wisconsin did ask a handful of questions that were not covered and I had to make an educated guess at, but nothing too difficult. I have submitted my application to a reputable company and await their reply. Again, thanks to all here, especially the High Road.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Good luck Grizzly. Wisconson, learning to drive, in January, you must be grizzly! And I wimped out thinking Memphis is too cold. But I just spent the last couple of days in Colorado. If I can survive that, I think I can do Memphis. Thanks for the encouragement. And best of luck.

Tractor Man's Comment
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The High Road is awesome, passed all my required tests including endorsement tests with ease.

Yup!............The Highroad makes you look like a Rockstar to the DMV Ladies! They thought Old School cheated on his exams, he finished so quickly! They didn't accuse me of cheating, but were blown away that I finished so quickly. Congrats!

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Brad O.'s Comment
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Hi all, this is my first post after being a fly on the wall for about a year. I would like to second what Grizzly said and thank Brett for such an outstanding program for learning. I got my cdl learners today and will wrap up all endorsements by tomorrow. Thanks again for making it easy and also fun.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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