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Reyn R.'s Comment
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Hi Reyn, no I really wasn’t able to watch anyone else. I have a game plan for the next time if I get that route. I will need to essentially slide left as soon as I can once the curb on the drivers side is cleared. I think I held my lane too long.....If I get the same route this next time I may even finish my turn in the center lane instead of the right....I might lose a couple points for that, but it’s better than the automatic fail of hitting a curb.....

I guess I’ll have to clear that hurdle next year myself. Just turning my Suburban with a 5X8 trailer took a lot of getting used to. I can’t imagine pulling a 53’ er while shifting while watching my wagon while watching my nerves as I’m being watched by a stranger... should be a blast!! Hahaha. Again, keep your chin up & keep at it. No matter what, don’t throw in the towel.

I can’t remember the guys name who passed everything. Got his solo. Filled it with all his gear. Then drove it into the awning of the hotel he was staying at or something like that. Prime was willing to work with him. No big deal except his crushed ego. He decided to walk away! Just couldn’t wrap my head around his thinking after all that time & effort? I guess I’m relating that story to illustrate how easily we can get side tracked.

Be safe. Watch your wagon. Get ‘er done. Pulling for you!

PackRat's Comment
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That was Paul. Lots of good posts throughout his training at Prime.

Deke's Comment
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School just called me. The earliest the testing site can get me in is Jan 23rd.....☹️ My mistake is becoming even more painful......

Ithel's Comment
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Will you have opportunity to do more practice before then?

Deke's Comment
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Will you have opportunity to do more practice before then?

Yeah, I am scheduled to do a couple of hours in the truck the day before the retest. Hopefully, that will be enough.

The news just keeps getting better. As if the wait wasn’t bad enough, I was told that Indiana is changing the backing manuevers in 2018. They are supposedly dropping the parallel and adding a 90 degree alley dock. This concerns me a bit, as I don’t know yet if I will be required to do the alley dock or if when I retest, I will be allowed to do the parallel. Hopefully, I can do the parallel because if I have to do the alley dock, I will need more time in the truck in order to learn it.

Ithel's Comment
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Since you already passed the skills test, I wouldn't think you'd have to retake that part.

Deke's Comment
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Indiana makes you take the entire test again. Pretrip, backing, and road test .....

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Indiana makes you take the entire test again. Pretrip, backing, and road test .....

Woah Deke! First time I’ve heard of any state doing this. Sending you positive vibes & remember to just breathe throughout the retest. You will get it & move on to the next phase. Best of luck sir!

Deke's Comment
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I don’t know 🤷‍♂️ If it is the state that dictates this or just Pro-safe, the third party testing facility I have to use.....but that is what I am told, I have to do the entire test again.....

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