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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

I've been doing the High Roads for about an hour, and I definitely learning WAYYY more than by just reading the CDL handbook, and I'm gaining confidence.dancing-banana.gif

I talked to my recruiter about the program, she said she had a few of her recruits say nothing but good things about it and this website.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

My brain is a sponge, I will get this.

Never be afraid to fail, but failure is NOT an option.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

Any tips on how to mentally prepare myself before tests? Caffeine makes the mind sharp, mints help you think, anything else along those lines?

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

Aha! Thank you!

I read about High Road Training Program, but my stubborn self never looked into it. Greatly appreciated!

How long would you say it takes to complete? I plan on taking the test Wednesday.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Truckers Health

Once I get my own rig I plan on getting a mountain bike with quick release wheels and seat to carry with me. A quick sprint on a break can bring energy levels way up, not to mention I could use the bike as transportation to a nearby store if I am maxed out on driving hours for the day.

I read you can have the passenger seat taken out of your truck when you get assigned one. Going need the room if I want to carry a bicycle with me, unless you're not allowed to have a bike of course. Still don't need the seat either way.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

Hello all.

I first like to thank you guys for the responses in my first thread. This website is an awesome resource.

I was just wondering if you guys had any tips on the CDL-A written test for California? I'd like to get my permit before I go to Prime on December 1st. I know an obvious one is study, study again, and study some more. I've had my nose in the book for the last two weeks and read it over a couple of times.

Any tips on selecting the right answer in case I run into something I missed?

Any sections of a test you had trouble with?

Ect. ect.

I will take any good tips from anybody with experience. I need to pass this test as it is $70 fee and I don't want to fail to end up paying another $50 to take Missouri's CDL test again. My recruiting reccommended I get the permit before I go, I guess it helps streamline the process. Money is very tight switching careers, I currently work in the grocery industry. I want to go into this career being as prepared as I can be before I start the real driving.

I have a little experience driving a semi. Don't tell nobody, but my step dad used to let me drive his rig with no trailer on secluded roadways deep in the Mojave, my first time being 14 years old, Yikes! I wouldn't recommend letting your son drive your rig, even though I did fine.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Prime Inc. 5 year work history. Only got 3

Thanks for the input guys. Hopefully the mod who is a Prime recruiter will see this and can give me some information.

Long time lurker, first time poster. This website is awesome.

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Prime Inc. 5 year work history. Only got 3

I was struggling for survival those couple of years. I've overcame so much crap in my life, I'd hate to let this get in the way of my success and taking care of my family.

I'd hate to be back to square one, there are NO jobs in my area, the one I have now was just pure luck getting in the door.

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Prime Inc. 5 year work history. Only got 3

From: http://www.primeinc.com/minimum-qualifications

"Must provide no less than 10 years of driving work history, non-driving work history for the past five years (you will need this at orientation to complete paperwork)"

I already gave my employer my two week notice, and they are not treating me very well since. No way are they going to let me go back on it.

I'm getting worried sick over this.

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Prime Inc. 5 year work history. Only got 3

BTW, I tried to call my recruiter today, but it seems it is her day off or she is out of the office.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Prime Inc. 5 year work history. Only got 3

Hey how you guys doing?

I'm getting on the greyhound the day after thanksgiving, start the process with Prime on Dec. 1st.

I was going over the website for the hell of it, and I noticed that they want a 5 year work history, but I only have 3. Everything has been verified and ready to go, I just don't want to get sent home because I don't have enough work history. Do you guys think this will be a problem?

I was homeless before I started working about 4 years ago, I spent my first year of adult life sleeping in the desert and bouncing around friends' houses paying them with an EBT food stamp card. Life is rough, I just want to have a good job and provide for my family.

Thanks ya'll.

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