Profile For Octavio A.

Octavio A.'s Info

  • Location:
    delano, CA

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 month, 1 week ago

Octavio A.'s Bio

Hi My name Is Octavio Im a CDL student in progress dream is to become a professional truck driver.

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Failed My CDL road test - Need Advice

I stalled out on my road test also I was stopped at a four way stop and I bumped the selector switch to HI and tried to take off in 8th gear stalled it out good! I corrected the problem and got the truck restarted and made it back to the test area without any more problems. I thought I had failed because I stalled out but the Examiner passed me. I think because I didn't panic and corrected the problem without pausing it helped me. When you completely stop and look at the Examiner for some kind of guidance is when there is a problem. Of course all Examiners differ on how they grade some are by the book no deviations and some give leeway it just depends on the day and the Examiners attitude. Don't worry about no passing the first time I'm in New York and since they state started the Three Part Road Test the first time road test failures had hovered in the high 80's low 90's percentile. Good luck on your re-test.

bro! this is exactly what happened to me except I Panicked a little, already seeing all of the traffic behind me and the instructor kinda had to guide me back into place lol but I'll get it next time

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Failed My CDL road test - Need Advice

Awesome Article Definitely Makes me feel so much better ! and thanks for your inspiring words I will keep trying until I pass that test !

Failed the CDL Exam? Don't Sweat it!

Here's an article I wrote after having failed the backing once and road test twice. It feels so long ago, and today i got a great mesage on my QC

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Three years accident free AND on time delivery!

You can do this, I did it. It is about attitude and persistence. Never give up! Think of it as a puzzle and concentrate.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Failed My CDL road test - Need Advice

Thanks for everyone's positive responses I'm so grateful you guys took some time to reply and help a brother out.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Failed My CDL road test - Need Advice

@grumpyoldman yea definitely not a 13 foot trailer my bad haha its a little bit more than that its not one of those 53 feet trailers like about half of a 53 haha and yea I mean my shifting is ok and I just have problems stalling out at 4 I just didn't feel confident about my driving when i went to go test probably another reason I failed and stalled out ..

@bruce and definitely 3rd gear sounds better to start off for a beginner I always had a problem stalling out even at stops from 4th gear will try 3rd gear for sure now but will also practice feeling for the clutch a bit more

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Failed My CDL road test - Need Advice

@ Danielsahn thanks for the great info man really appreciate it I will definitely try 3rd gear the hill is really not that that steep but it was steep enough for me to stall lol and the trailer is empty and trailer is only 13 feet.

@ bruce I just thought that 4th gear was mandatory to start off In since my instructors told me to start off no matter what and at the dmv road test do they care that you start off in 3rd or not ? just wondering

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Failed My CDL road test - Need Advice

I failed my CDL road test, Passed everything else its just that I stalled the truck on a small hill and they failed me for impending traffic, I feel very disappointed with myself If anyone can shed some advice on how to do better next time. Our school truck is a 10 speed and they have us take off on 4th gear if I would've used a lower gear do you guys think it would've been easier or should I just practice more on the feel of the clutch ?

any advice would be helpful thank you

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