Testing Soon, 90degree Backing Question: Encroachment.

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handloader's Comment
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I have my dmv CDL test soon, my instructor has given me lots of opportunities to wear out the testing area on the alley dock, but the goal is to nail it, one and done, no corrections. I got it twice yesterday but other times felt pretty inept. "A broken watch is correct twice a day" My concern is the lane marker furthest from the alley . Is that a fail if your tires cross it? Or points ? I asked but it's apparently not a subject for discussion. I have lots more opportunities to practice today. And each day for the next few, on Saturday the hope is to come in and hop on the DMV pad. My city driving seems ok enough , Standards are being held to a high level,and I knew that when I committed. Will be sooooo glad when this is behind me,. There are many other things to do in the training program. I don't sense the the other hires usually have to test and learn the flatbedding ropes. So I'm motivated to get it together.

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.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

G-Town's Comment
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Think of the lane marker as if it was the corner of another trailer and you have your answer. Once solo, this will be your reality. If in doubt, GOAL

Good luck.

Big Scott's Comment
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On the alley dock, if you are to tight, drive forward with steering wheel all the way to left. Then turn the wheels straight and drive foward to take some of the bend out. Then back up with the wheel hard left. Adjust accordingly. Ifb you're to wide, drive forward with your wheels straight, then continue forward with a hard left to put some bend back in, turn your wheels straight and back up. Adjust accordingly. Good luck.

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