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Danielle's Comment
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Thank you G-town. I've made up my mind to start in second. Its better then stalling the truck in 3rd gear trying to do what everybody else is doing. I cant wait to tell you guys that I finally got my license!! its coming! :)

Danielle there is nothing in the CDL road test requiring a driver to start from a dead stop in third gear. If you are more comfortable starting in second, don't hesitate.

Good 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.
Rob's Comment
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How did your test go today?

Danielle's Comment
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I passed when I tell you God was with me every step of the way!! When I arrived I had to sit in the hallway in a chair right near the exit door to go to the yard where the road test was about to start. I literally felt my heart jumpin pt of my chest. I asked the instructor once I got in the truck before we started could I start in first gear? He said sternly no smirk no grin just a serious stern look no ma’am that’s absolutely too slow. Now I told you guys I had issues the first time around doing the road test with stalling in third gear during the takeoff so I didn’t want to start in third so like I said before I had no choice but to start in second. When I lifted the clutch I try to put my right foot on the gas amd he said immediately no fuel let the truck idle out so I did at every intersection and every light and it worked ! This is honestly a dram come true I just took my time with my downshifting and upshifting and lord and behold I am happy to say I am now class a license holder Omg I’m still enriched with joy and excitement 5hours and 45 min later!!! I’ll be stocked about this for the rest of my days!!!! Anywho it’s been what seemed like a long journey and I know this is just the beginning I’m excited for the future!

How did your test go today?

Rob's Comment
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Danielle's Comment
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Thank you Rob!

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G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Danielle!!! Best wishes for continued success during finish training.

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