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  • Location:
    Pinedale , WY

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    Preparing For School

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    8 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  6 years ago

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Has anyone run into this issue?

Thanks for replying. I also tried a couple other companies, and it turns out that these companies have a hiring policy for Wyoming, because there's not really any freight in Wyoming. I did get ahold of Jim Palmer, and things seem too be looking good that I might be able to get in their training program.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Has anyone run into this issue?

First off I want to thank Brett and everyone involved with the Trucking Truth Website. This site helped me with passing the exam getting my class A learners permit.

Now I have a question. I called KLLM about their driving academy, and the recruiter said because I'm from WY, I wasn't able to attend their training program because the state legislation, says I need to be a resident of either of the 3 states their training is located. Or because I'm from WY, I have to have a full CDL before I could attend their training.

I'm wondering if anyone else on here has encountered this same issue.

Thanks, Jason

Posted:  6 years ago

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Has anyone run into legislation issues for a driving academy

First off I want to thank Brett and everyone involved with the Trucking Truth Website. This site helped me with passing the exam getting my class A learners permit.

Now I have a question. I called KLLM about their driving academy, and the recruiter said because I'm from WY, I wasn't able to attend their training program because the state legislation, says I need to be a resident of either of the 3 states their training is located. Or because I'm from WY, I have to have a full CDL before I could attend their training.

I'm wondering if anyone else on here has encountered this same issue.

Thanks, Jason

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road training vs the book

Thanks Bill, that's what the Wyoming, Colorado and Texas books all have too.

This is clipped out of the Florida CDL Handbook 2014, current edition: FL%20CDL.jpg also because in Florida memorizing one chart is just not enough FL%20CDL2_1.jpg

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road training vs the book

Sorry for the late response. I get what you're saying but the Cowboy state isn't for everyone lol. Just be careful by elk mountain.

Jason, Having been in Laramie two years ago for my niece's wedding, I think that Wyoming is factoring in a couple things that would account for the extra distance. One is gawking time for the scenery and the other is tail wind.

Sorry I know you were looking for real help but I couldn't resist. smile.gif

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road vs the Book

Thanks for the clarification Brett. I greatly appreciate it.

Hey Jason. Here's the situation........

The state CDL manuals are all based off of the Federal CDL manual. The Feds changed their numbers last year but most states are slow to update their manuals. The current version of our High Road Training still uses the old numbers but behind the scenes we're currently in the process of rewriting the High Road to reflect the changes. In fact, we're building a version that will be state-specific and account for all of the differences between the various state manuals and the Federal manual.

Sorry about the confusion but unfortunately many of the states have not caught up with the Feds yet after the updates were made. If they ask you on the exam, use the numbers from your state's manual.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road vs the Book

Lol, WY isn't quite that slow just because the pronghorn out number the state residents. I looked at a couple of other states, and it said the same.

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High road says perception is 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph, you travel 60 feet in 3/4 second. The Wyoming book says 1 3/4 seconds.

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Whaaaaat? Is the average Wyoming driver ASLEEP? Almost two seconds is RIDICULOUS!

Sorry, that doesn't help.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road vs the Book

Thanks for replying to me. I'll have try that.

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I got a question about the stopping distance. High road says perception is 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph, you travel 60 feet in 3/4 second. The Wyoming book says 1 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph this accounts for 142 feet.

High road says, Braking distance is the distance it takes to stop once the brakes are applied. At 55 mph on dry pavement with good brakes, it can take a heavy vehicle about 170 feet and about 4 1/2 seconds to stop. The book says at 55 mph it takes about 216 feet.

High Road says Total stopping distance - At 55 mph it will take about 6 seconds to stop and your vehicle will travel the distance of a football field (60 + 60 + 170 = 290 feet). The book says at 55 mph, your vehicle will travel a minimum of 419 feet.

I guess what I'm wondering and what has just confused me, do other states have different readings. Do the tests very from state to state?

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The cdl manual just varies from state to state. I studied by reading my state's manual and answering the high road questions as I went. You could just use the High Road program and still pass just fine though. There are not enough differences that it's worth worrying about.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road vs the Book

I got a question about the stopping distance. High road says perception is 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph, you travel 60 feet in 3/4 second. The Wyoming book says 1 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph this accounts for 142 feet.

High road says, Braking distance is the distance it takes to stop once the brakes are applied. At 55 mph on dry pavement with good brakes, it can take a heavy vehicle about 170 feet and about 4 1/2 seconds to stop. The book says at 55 mph it takes about 216 feet.

High Road says Total stopping distance - At 55 mph it will take about 6 seconds to stop and your vehicle will travel the distance of a football field (60 + 60 + 170 = 290 feet). The book says at 55 mph, your vehicle will travel a minimum of 419 feet.

I guess what I'm wondering and what has just confused me, do other states have different readings. Do the tests very from state to state?

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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High Road training vs the book

I got a question about the stopping distance. High road says perception is 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph, you travel 60 feet in 3/4 second. The Wyoming book says 1 3/4 seconds. At 55 mph this accounts for 142 feet.

High road says, Braking distance is the distance it takes to stop once the brakes are applied. At 55 mph on dry pavement with good brakes, it can take a heavy vehicle about 170 feet and about 4 1/2 seconds to stop. The book says at 55 mph it takes about 216 feet.

High Road says Total stopping distance - At 55 mph it will take about 6 seconds to stop and your vehicle will travel the distance of a football field (60 + 60 + 170 = 290 feet). The book says at 55 mph, your vehicle will travel a minimum of 419 feet.

I guess what I'm wondering and what has just confused me, do other states have different readings. Do the tests very from state to state?

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