Profile For Tom V.

Tom V.'s Info

  • Location:
    OH

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Sections for permit question.

I took the High Road Training Program for my permit well over a year ago. I never opened the CA CDL manual.

I'm not trying to brag or anything. This is just my testimony to the High Road Training Program. I used it to get my CDL and I never opened my states manual.

Thanks Dan,

Passing with scores like that earns you bragging rights. I've been studying the High road training program. It is very comprehensive and drives the lesson home <-- ha, no pun intended.

I am moving right along.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Sections for permit question.

Hey folks,

Thank you for the updates, I was following this on another post. But the plan is just about the same for me as is Brian's.

I want to pass the exam for the minimum requirements of a class A (I'm out of a job and prittnear out of cash). And would it behoove me to study the OHIO CDL Manual as well?

Thanks

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Are state tests open book?

Did anybody take it in Ohio?

If so, Do I need to study the sections that include vehicles I don't intend to drive (i.e. passengers, double/triple, hazmat)?

Thank you

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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All these tests???

Hey,

Thank you for the B-day wishes guys. Guess what I did on my birthday? You guessed it, I studied on this site for cdl. LOL

I know, I know, there's got to be me time. Well, there is. After 9:00pm I logged off, stretched my eyeballs and tilted a glass on my behalf. Shortly after, my GF came home with a b-day cake. So we enjoyed a piece of cake and a cold beer to round out the evening.

It's the small things that count.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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All these tests???

Thank you!

You folks are a ton of help, and this site is pretty darn helpful (ok awesome) for us newbies as well.

Yes, I have been taking the cdl training offered her and can honestly say, sure, common sense plays a big part, but there's a shipload (I did mean ship) of information that I'm learning and really didn't know. The common sense part is half true as these are semis and not four-wheelers.

Today is my birthday, I'm 45. I've been a computer person for all of my adult life. I worked for a company for more than 20 years that gave me somewhat of a stable life and pay. But after they moved me from Columbus to Portland OR in 2009, they closed that facility down exactly two years and a month after I got there and laid everyone off -Permanently (That was in 2011). So, I need to make this work. Because if you're not employed, keeping up on IT with no $$ for training, in six months, you're toast.

Yes, this is important to me, Thank you Tracey, and Bret.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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All these tests???

Hey,

Well I already know that in order to obtain a CDL license, lots of testing is required. Got that. No problem, will study and learn. The question is timing.

I applied to Swift, and so far, they've sent the online training portion to me which I have been going over. I've watched the videos, and taken the tests for section 2 and 3.

When I finish the other sections, and am fully ready to take the written (at the state DMV) test, when do I take the three other skills tests, i.e. CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control, and on-road test? Is that something that's done at the academy?

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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New Trucking Career Advice Needed

"My biggest fear is passing the DOT physical, because of some moderate hearing loss in upper frequencies."

Hi Tim,

I too am Really concerned about this. as I have "Significant" hearing loss in my left ear. I can still hear, but a loud whisper may be a challenge (spoken into my left).

Currently, I can't afford to get hearing aids. And probably, I could get by with just one hearing aid for that ear when I get enough $$ to purchase one. All in all, I think if I were in a dr's office, I could hear a loud whisper.

I just spoke to a recruiter and filled out an online application for Swift this week. I've been studying the material from this site (which is awesome by the way, thank you) and taking the practice exams. I just want to be fully prepared for this new career.

Would Swift hold this against me? Or even, would the DOT make a requirement?

Thoughts anyone?

BTW, On Tuesday the 22, I'll be 45. At this age so far, I need to wear corrective lenses for Driving (I'm near sighted). I don't believe I have any other ailment besides the hearing thing.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Where are you from man?

Thanks Doc and Old School,

The home time scheduling makes sense. I worked for a company for more than 20 years that was headquartered in Baltimore, MD. I lived in Cleveland, Columbus, then Portland OR as a result of transfers and branch closings.

My biggest concern now is my licensing situation. Now I know what I have to do in order to move forward with the CDL. And like I mentioned at the beginning, I am running out of time and money for all this testing. So I have to hunker down and study then pass these tests.

Fingers crossed.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Where are you from man?

I have not "officially" changed my address,

To PA that is... So, Essentially, I still "live" in OH.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Where are you from man?

Ok, This may have been asked here before, but I inquired to a recruiter this scenario: I have an Oregon issued Drivers License, an Ohio mailing address (the Oregon DMV mailed me a sticker (Ohio Mailing address) to overlay the original issue address) and I have been living in PA with my GF for the last 6 months.

I have not "officially" changed my address, so what training facility will I go to and what state issue DL will I get? Her answer was, "When will you be changing your DL to OH?" What if I want to relocate back to Oregon after I get a CDL and am hired? Then I'll have to go through that process all over again?

I want to make this process as seamless as possible. I Own a Motorcycle, and have that current endorsement. so if I switch DL from OR to OH, I'll have to re-take the written exams for passenger and motorcycle, AND the test for CDL. That's a lot of testing and I'm virtually out of time and money for exams. Any Advice please?

And just another fyi, the recruiter I spoke to was somewhat curt. She didn't seem to want to "be" there or anywhere for that matter.

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