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Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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I've had my permit since August, and have driven with the other driver in the cab, both with and without a load, since then. Regardless, my boss will not run people in vehicles that the insurance company will not ensure on said vehicle. Maybe he is running me uninsured, but I highly doubt that to be the case.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Pre-Trip Question

The trailers gross out at 12k and are pulled by a 1 ton truck, and none of the straight trucks are over 26k gross. Though we do have a few with air brakes

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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I am not aiming to get in with a large company right now. I'm attending college for a 4 year degree, and can't take the time. But, I do plan to stay with the company I am with currently, which would give me experience behind the wheel until I decide to go with a "real" trucking company, which should help a bit

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How are they going to insure you? That is the main reason you need the school and experience.

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Most likely because I have been with the company for 4+ years and have been driving straight trucks/trucks and 30 foot trailers for at least 3 of those years.

It's not a trucking company, but we have a semi which we use many times a week locally.

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So you have years of experience driving commercially then. And probably a CDL class B license I presume?

That would probably explain why the insurance company will cover you.

No experience withe a cmv previosuly in these years. and this is the first time I have held a commercial license of any kind. I guess the insurance company I just being nice. I will make the 2nd driver we have in the company, and trust me I was shocked when they said they'd insure me

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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I am not aiming to get in with a large company right now. I'm attending college for a 4 year degree, and can't take the time. But, I do plan to stay with the company I am with currently, which would give me experience behind the wheel until I decide to go with a "real" trucking company, which should help a bit

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How are they going to insure you? That is the main reason you need the school and experience.

Most likely because I have been with the company for 4+ years and have been driving straight trucks/trucks and 30 foot trailers for at least 3 of those years.

It's not a trucking company, but we have a semi which we use many times a week locally.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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I am not aiming to get in with a large company right now. I'm attending college for a 4 year degree, and can't take the time. But, I do plan to stay with the company I am with currently, which would give me experience behind the wheel until I decide to go with a "real" trucking company, which should help a bit

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Thank you all for the replies! I did everything in order apparently, except I checked the governor after I did the low and no air test instead of checking the governor first. I suppose he said I also forgot to mention that the cutoff for the governor should be 120-140psi.

Can anyone explain why the order is so pertinent? I didn't go to CDL school and have not been able to find anything as of yet as to why.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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I am not attending school, a older gentleman at work has taken me under his wing. I suppose I do not know why the order matters, so I'd anyone would be so kind to explain, I'm just curious.

Would the correct be as follows?

1. Test the service/emergency brake 2. Leak test by holding brake with brakes released and losing no more than 4 psi 3. Truck running, fan air to 90psi and make sure the governor kicks on between 120-140psi 4. Truck off, fan brake to 60psi to test low air warning 5. Fan brakes to 20-40 psi to make sure spring brakes push the knows out

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Well that is good to know. Does it matter if I check the service brake before or after the air brake check?

And should the order go as follows:

1. With the truck running, run the air brake pressure to 90psi, and let it rebuild to 120-140psi to test the governer. 2. Shut the truck off, fan the brake to 60psi to test the low air warning light 3. Fan the brakes to 20-40 psi to test that the spring brakes are working correctly and the knobs pop out

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Pre-Trip Question

So, I went to take the skills test to get my CDL. The instructor told me that I aced the pretrip with plenty of points, but I failed because of the air brake portion. However, he told me I got all of the test done for the airbrakes, I did not miss any. But I did it in an incorrect order, so I failed.

My question, should I have been failed because I did it out of order, even though I did not miss anything? I am looking for opinions.

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