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Posted:  16 hours, 56 minutes ago

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CRST - Training Adventures in Cedar Rapids

And you don't even have to take the PTI again, do you? That's one headache you're already done with. Do you feel confident about the road test?

Posted:  16 hours, 58 minutes ago

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Houston Community College CDL school

Today was mostly nothing again, just people catching up to get their permits and do the online work. He took us outside before it rained and pointed more to parts in the engine, and then got inside of the truck and did an air break test for all of us. The only thing productive I can say I did today was pre-trip on the engine. For the first time, three of us went outside and the guy who was a former mechanic helped point out all the parts. We had a packet of what to look for and what to say, so we went real slow trying to figure out what part was what and where it was at. Then after that another person and I practiced pre-trip on the engine and the catwalk part of the tractor about two extra times today.

There was nothing else to do, so we could go early. I left at around 15:00. I just want to start getting in a truck and doing pre-trip every day already, but we're going to have to wait until the 4th of June for that. I can't imagine what we're going to be doing next week if everyone is good and gets their permit.

Posted:  1 day, 16 hours ago

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Houston Community College CDL school

This third day wasn't much else either, but I think that's going to start going away now. We began by going through the other sections, combination vehicles and air breaks. After that, we went outside to a truck where the instructor had us messing with the glad hands, the 5th wheel drawbar, raising and lowering the landing gear. He uncoupled and recoupled the truck to the trailer and has us all watch. He opened the engine and pointed out what to check for pre-trip per the DPS handbook's combination vehicles section. That entire 90 minutes went by so fast compared to the slow, in-class time.

Then at noon we went to do all the online stuff required for the class. I did all of that except for about 5 tests at the end. I have until the end of the course to do it, and they're all 100 question tests over the permit/endorsement tests. I got to leave at 14:30 and hopefully we'll have something more interesting to do tomorrow, since we've basically gone through the entire book.

A lot of people here often are talking about their CDL testing and passing/failing etc. Since we get new classes every two weeks, there's constantly rotating new people in and people getting their license out.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Houston Community College CDL school

Just a few more days for you!

Posted:  2 days, 13 hours ago

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Houston Community College CDL school

So the second day went by. It was raining a lot yesterday and today. Getting back home on 610 north loop westbound was a bit of a pain to say the least. I saw plenty of accidents on the way home. I parked in the shade this time which did me a bunch of nothing since it was cloudy all day!

We didn't do much of anything today, and one of the dudes dropped bringing us down to 10 students. We did the bookwork and packets for Texas Special Requirements and General Knowledge. We watched a video from Truckers Against Trafficking. The teacher got us signed up for online work we have to do by the end of the 6 weeks, so I'm going to see if I can't finish that this week to get it over with. It's like 37 chapters in this book called Bumper To Bumper.

About halfway into the day we got outside while the teacher just outlined where things were on the outside of the truck like clearance lights, the 5th wheel, catwalk, etc. He also had all of us one by one in two trucks climb in and out of the trucks. I got inside one of them and played with the stick a bit before getting out.

And at the end of the day we had a recruiter from McElroy come by and talk to us for an hour. They seemed a lot better than Melton was from last week, but a flatbed only regional company just doesn't appeal with what I want to do for now. But hey, some of the guys really are into that required home every week type of job.

We should start getting into trucks next Thursday. I got home at around 19:00 and I feel like it's been a short day and it's only 15:00, even though I woke up at 05:00 to go to school. That's about half an hour too early if I want to eat at Arby's. I got to the campus at 06:15 - 45 minutes early.

Posted:  3 days, 1 hour ago

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Thanks to Brett and Everyone on Here

I hope I can say the same thing too in the future. Good job!

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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CRST - Training Adventures in Cedar Rapids

When you say start your testing on Wednesday, that means you'll be getting your license soon doesn't it?

Where did the time go?

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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You Might Be A Super Trucker If...

If you've driven more miles in reverse than someone else has going forward.

Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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CRST - Training Adventures in Cedar Rapids

The student that was kicked out of the drivers seat after 5 minutes was told to move because he wasn't giving any commentary as he was driving. While it's not a DOT requirement, it is a school requirement here because they a) want to make sure that you are seeing and paying attention to all the things you need to see when driving a truck, and b) because it just gets you in the habit of noticing everything. (Its a good habit to get in to.)

I remember being 16 years old and having to call out absoloutely everything to the instructors while we were practicing, from all the people that were in driveways or on the streets to the side of us; we'd have to do it when we checked our mirrors, and a bunch of other things that I've forgotten by now. Most of those habits have stuck, and I haven't ever been in an accident. I pretty much think that that's a good thing to have to do while driving a truck, especially.

Also Jeremy, how is downshifting when going around/through curves/hills and stuff in an automatic? I assume as you slow down it does it for you, but do you need to pay attention to that very much like the test questions for getting my CLP led me to believe.

Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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Houston Community College CDL school

Well I'm back home. I left the house at 06:10 and arrived there around 06:40. I wanted to eat at Arby's, but I didn't have enough time. I'll have to leave at 05:30 if I want to have anything to eat before noon.

Class runs from 07:00 to 17:30 Monday through Thursday with Friday being a "work at home day." I read here a lot that training is usually 180 hours or so, but this class is ~268 hours. The instructor also emphasised that it was PTDI certified. Now, I don't know much so that just sounds like filler to me, but if anyone knows how great that is, then I'd like to hear it. One of the things he mentioned that was good here was that our CDL test takes place at the school; we don't go to the DPS to test.

He regaled us with a tale of him bringing a student to the DPS a few years back at 08:00, and a lady told them since they needed to clear all the trucks off of the lot, that they would fail every student no matter what. And sure enough, they did.

Nothing much happened today; the first thing that happened between 07:00 and 08:00 was listening to a recruiter talk to everyone who was enrolled. After that we filled out a bunch of signatures on a bunch of forms throughout the day, and listened to the man talk about trucking in general. Some of the students were focused on money money money, and then the occasional ELD question.

When I was reading through all the packets that they handed out discussing policies and such, it stated that we get three attempts at passing our CDL exam or we're out of there. That brought out my anxiety a little bit. "What if I fail?" etc. type things, but if I take a step back and think, I can realise that if I'm showing up everyday and actively attempting to learn, I should have no worries. Some people complain about the 10 hour day, but honestly, give me all the hours you're going to give me. Let me be there all day; it doesn't cost me any more cash. I kind of wish that us that already had our permits were told "All right, go out back and learn pre-trip this week.", but it's not going to happen.

One thing the instructor told us at the end of the class was that when we get our permits, we need to absoloutley make sure we're type 1 non-excepted interstate on our medical certificate. I'm confident that that was my choice, but he also mentioned that we need to tell the DPS clerk to have a "direct entry of medical card into computer." so that later down the line we don't get a nasty letter telling us we've been downgraded to a class C. I didn't tell the lady this. Oh boy. That means next week when everyone goes to get their permits, I'll be right at the DPS making sure that that's what happened. I don't even know what I'm going to say when I get there or what "type of visit" I'm going to select at the computer when I get there.

And also, I need to park in the shade. It's 95 F+ recently in Houston and my car was hot as Satan's armpits.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Please Update Your Avatar

I guess I got one now. Easier to identify than a red truck.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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My CR England Nightmare

I'm willing to accept that his first post might be mostly BS, but I really can't see that for myself and your comments confuse me more. Can you elaborate?

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Advice preparing for company CDL

The high road really worked for me. I can't say anything about pre-trip yet until I get my license.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Rules about smoking in a truck cab?

You're over on another old topic writing about how much you love weed, but on here, you don't want to be around smoke....? Confusing.

I feel this one whole heartedly; I don't understand vehement anti-smoking while being pro weed.

I smoke, and one thing that I don't understand is smoking inside of vehicles. I couldn't stand to do that; I'd rather be outside relaxing. NOT driving and having it in my vehicle.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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CRST - Training Adventures in Cedar Rapids

I remember watching a video on PTI that said "everything metal is 'not cracked bent or broken'. Everything rubber is 'not bent broken or frayed' " or something along those lines.

I don't exactly remember now, but something like that I should when I start to learn PTI for real.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Prime: 3 years verifiable, 5 years work history

I'm just going to piggyback off this thread. I know Prime hires 21 year olds because that's what their minimum age was, but if you're 21 like I am, that means you can only have 3 years of work experience max (Unless they want to see if a 16 year old had a part time job). Do they count university enrollment as proof of what you've been doing the last few years?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Chuck Norris Jokes You've Heard

Chuck Norris lives longer than Queen Elizabeth.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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It's Spring right?

The high for thursday where I live says 97 F. The hot Texas summers have already come.

It's MAY.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Jerk cut me off then slammed on the brakes bringing me to a complete stop in the middle of rush hour traffic!

"Trucks use two right lanes"

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