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Kurt G.'s Comment
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Not very far, it was like across the room and back or something like that. There was a slightly harder test for the people who were applying for the dedicated jobs where you had to unload (like doller general), but for the other drivers, I'd say that you would really have to be in very poor condition or have a health issue or physical condition to fail it.

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Ya that's y I asked I'm going for a jc penny account and I'm way over weight lol but have a bad habit of holding my breath lol I was going to prep up for test but thank u for the reply

The guy who did the test where i was gave instructions and reminded me not to hold my breath (it makes your bp go up). But yeah, if you get no exercise at all normally, you may be surprised how much you can improve in just a few weeks of just doing something like brisk walking. Of course you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. ;)

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Also, look at those rearmost tires and see where THEY are going....because the rest of the rig is going that way too :-)

Your updates are great. Even after being in trucking for 15 years I'm still curious how they run these training programs, especially a bulk tanker program. So I know people who are considering a career in trucking must be loving the updates!

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backing (even straight backing) is a lot harder in a tanker than a dry van! No nice big box in my mirrors to judge distance and angle lol.

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If you adjust your mirrors so that you can see the same amount of trailer in the mirror on both sides when the truck is straight, it shouldn't be any different than a dry van. Once you see more trailer in one mirror than the other, you know you're not straight anymore. I realize in training you may not have the time (or it may not be practical) to adjust the mirrors all the time if you're switching trucks and trailers all the time, but once you get your own truck it will be easier.

Also, here's a tip about something that can throw you off. Not all trailers track straight. The alignment can be off and the trailer will be skewed to one side or the other instead of being straight behind you. That can drive you nuts if you have your mirrors adjusted properly and suddenly you're pulling a trailer that doesn't ride straight behind you. You go to do a setup for a straight back and you think the trailer should be straight behind you, but it isn't. It's skewed a bit so when you begin backing it's going to push off to one side right away.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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