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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

If your gonna give up that easy on a test by all means plz save yourself the trouble of getting your cdl. You wouldnt make it out here a week! This job is tuff and has repetitive issues each with different results. If you cant take the frustration on a test you dont have what it takes to make it in the trucking world. Sorry Brett delete this if you want but its true. And keith the lever is a trolly break and the parking break is a knob 2 totally different breaks which is why you are getting it wrong. The question isnt wrong you are!

I was already out there for 22 years and survived just fine !!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

Keith, I think after thinking further about this you are simply not understanding the question. You seem to be a little short on patience and that is probably what's causing your snag. The questions are sometimes worded in such a way that you have to read them carefully. The very simple reason they are done this way is because that is exactly how they are often times in the actual state exams. They want to see if you are paying attention and understand the little nuances about the rules. If you just race through the question and don't really understand what it is asking you for then you are doomed to answer it incorrectly, you may even be able to quote the answer you gave from the manual, but if that's not what the question is asking you for then you still haven't gotten the answer correct.

Now, we have occasionally had someone find a mistake in the system and we are thankful for them pointing it out to us. If you would be so kind as to quote the question that is snagging you up Brett would be able to determine what's happening here and maybe help you move forward. So if you could do that for us we would appreciate it greatly.

I know you're trying to be helpful, but you're off base , I am not misunderstanding the question, it's not about rules or anything complicated. It;s a simple straighforward question (question #215) with multiple answers, asking which one is true, using the system you all seem to love so much (having the answers handed to you rather than actually testing your knowledge) I went to the referenced page(page 43) and chose the answer that is an exact quote, not almost, not reworded, exact, word for word including punctuation, and it repeatedly tells me that that is the wrong answer and that the right answer is one that I posted earlier which is not right(have you ever seen a round red knob used for setting brakes? if it offered answers about diamond shaped yellow or octagonal red knobs I could see somebody maybe misunderstanding but it does not) I found another site that I can use for $15 rather than one that has been proven to be faulty so I choose to use the pay site that has not shown I can't trust it

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

Ok, everybody keeps saying this program is the best there is, I vehemently disagree!! I flat refuse to "learn" faulty information..

here is a word for word EXACT QUOTE from page 43, which the question I am being told i answered wrong is based on.. "On older vehicles, the parking brake may be controlled by a lever" your prgogram has repeatedly told me that is wrong and this "You apply the parking brakes by using a circle shaped red knob" is correct you all can keep kissing each other's asses and reinforcing the dumbing down of America, I'm going elsewhere, thanx for nothing

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Big story here but Many thanks for your Great Answers

Hey Niki. To be honest, I'm not sure what your question is. Can you clarify please?

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He's been telling me to get CDL's and he will "cover for me" in team driving

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And I don't know what that means either but it sounds a bit scary.

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I'm betting it means he'll do all the driving, he just needs her logbook to make it look good, I'd do the same thing in that situation:)

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Going to school so starting to figure out the best company

Hi Ryan, I think most of the bigger companies have regional operations, your willingness to relocate could be an advantage finding a good fit so I would think you're headed the right direction, Good luck to you.good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Big story here but Many thanks for your Great Answers

I feel out of the loop on the BMI , sleep apnea thing... I thought I was ok when they didn't push the BMI restrictions thru(i would've been in trouble with that, don't know what my BMI is but I know it's BAD) I heard recently that some companies are requiring drivers to have sleep studies done(at the driver's expense)in order to keep their jobs, that has me kinda worried,I think i remember seeing something about probable apnea(maybe just because I was such a fat slob)in my records when I got out of the hospital after my stroke but I don't remember them doing any testing.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Blank? DAC report

Thanx guys, I've heard a lot of drivers talk about their DAC over the years, so I was expecting something much more involved than what I got. I haven't changed jobs since 1996 or had an accident/incident for more 10 years, and I never failed a drug screen so I guess I should be happy it's blank instead of surprised by it.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Questions about training....

Ok , i hate all of you guys...rofl-3.gif .... no really i'm kIDDING,y'all are making Prime sound really good, I considered them but had it hardwired in my mind that they were a lease operation only, so I decided to go with Celadon before even talking to a Prime recruiter(i leave for Indy next weekend)now it seems like everybody and his dog is praising Prime and I'm sitting here hoping I made a good choicegood-luck-2.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Blank? DAC report

I was never a job hopper or druggie so I never had reason to worry about my DAC report, now that I'm ready to get back into the Industry I went online and requested a copy of the report, I got it in the mail yesterday and opened it a few minutes ago and I was surprised to find..... NOTHING...seriously, the only information it contained was my name and the fact that my former employer as well as the school I'm going to, had requested the report also. nothing else! not one thing about work history, drug tests etc...silly me I thought it would actually have information in it, I knew i was being naive to expect a list of all the drug screens I passed over the years(I was convinced that the first company I worked for back in the late 80s/early90s sent me for so many"random"screenings because by law somebody had to go and they knew I was clean, I guess i was just being paranoid) but I thought it would at least show a minimal work history. Is this normalconfused.gifconfused.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

You're halted because you're still struggling with the question. If you're 3 of 5 for the question that means you don't understand it. Keep doing it and keep answering it correctly and the halt will go away. But so far, you've still answered the question wrong too many times to continue and be given new study material.

Also, it's pretty easy to find out which question you keep getting wrong. It's the one that pops up on every test.

I guess you didn't see the part where i got halted after i got 100%

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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So I wasn't the least bit scared......

....when both tires on the right rear axle on my trailer blew at 60 MPH westbound on I-24 in TN this morning. The 4-wheeler who was hanging out in the lane next to me was, but that's his problem. He shouldn't be hanging out there.

I sure did get scared when I saw how many so-called "professional" truck drivers made absolutely no effort to slow down and move to the left when I was sitting there waiting for the Loves service truck to arrive. And I was downright terrified after he arrived and started unloading stuff off his truck. I was almost sure he was gonna get splattered before he was done with the job.

Now I expect stupidity from 4-wheelers. Those who aren't on the cell phone while they're cruising along at 65-75 MPH have such a bad case of rectal cranial inversion they don't even see what's going on until it's too late. When they do see the pretty orange triangles 10, 100, and 200 feet behind my truck, they probably figure it's leftover Christmas decorations. The flashing red lights on my truck and the yellow ones on the service truck mean there's a clearance sale at K-Mart, right?

But I expect better from my road brothers and sisters. I know you all know exactly what is going on and what can happen. Is it really going to cost you that much to slow down and move over? Is that half a penny you may lose really more important to you than my life? Or the life of that young man from Loves who is making peanuts to change the tires on my trailer and has a young wife and a 3 year old waiting for him to come home from work tonight? Really?

Think about this: it may be YOU out there with blown tires next week, next month, or next year. How would YOU like it?

I'm an old man and it really isn't going to hurt anyone if you kill me. But if you do, I promise you I will come back and haunt you so that you never get a good night's sleep again as long as you live. And when you die, I will be the first one you meet at the gates of hell because I'll be the one kicking the snot out of you every day for the rest of eternity. Go ahead - be as stupid as you like.....

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Rant over.

How did BOTH tires blow at the same time? I've never heard a story like that beforewtf.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

Okm this really getting ridiculous, i clicked the link for the questions, one of the short quizes popped up , i answered the question s got the "yeehaw you you're the greatest thing since sliced bread you got 100%" message and then the "you got halted" how can i get halted if i didn't miss any ?confused.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

I agree that you have a very helpful program , the thing about it that completely frustrates and infuriates me is when the halt pops up and I have no idea what it's telling me i need to work on, I miss very few questions and looking up the answer before answering every question is not a test in my opinion I either know the answer or I don't , I never guess and i don't know what i should be reviewing if i can't find what was wrong. When i do the quiz/exam i always go over anything that i miss so I'm pretty much stunned when a msg pops up saying "you're 2 for 5 on question # but i have no way of knowing what question that was. I'm glad you put the link here for the questions, i want to check it out but i wanted to comment before i clicked on it because i didn't want to have to find my way back here later, thanx good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Medical Certificate

I should have been more precise with my comment, my usual daily routine includes BP meds every 8 hours, when I want to be extra sure my pressure is ok for an exam I combine the morning and mid-afternoon doses in the morning then skip the mid-afternoon, that way I'm getting the same daily amount as prescribed but not exactly as prescribed. I know a healthcare professional would tell me I shouldn't do this but they would also tell me not to drive all day every day on next to no sleep, fueled by caffiene and junk food and y'all know you do that ;)

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Medical Certificate

I have BP issues also,I had a stroke in 2011 and I'm starting school to get back on the road in a little over a week, what I started doing after i got rejected at a red cross blood drive last year is doubling my dose of BP meds in the morning when I have an exam coming. I know it's not right but I have every intention of continuing. just something to think about :)

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

I understand the concept behind the"halt" on the online study course but what good does it do to say"you have been halted because you are x for x on question number whatever, please don't guess we can read your mind and know that you are not learning anything from this program" when the questions are not numbered.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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If it matters

Sure, that's fine. I could have just changed your old one in the system if you had scores from the training program or wanted to keep your history from this forum - things like that. But either way is just fine.

that didn't occur to me I just jumped in, the old and new are both gmail addresses, if it might be a housecleaning issue at some point down the road I wouldn't be opposed to having them combined or switched or whatever... I'm just a little over a week away from the start of school so I need to start hitting that program harder.... to be honest that's part of the reason for the new address, my computer is a Chromebook using google's operating system and i decided it would be simpler to create a seperate user name to keep all my bookmarked pages better organised than the mishmash i have under the original. TT was the first bookmark in the CDL folder and #2 overall, after Amazon of course;)

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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If it matters

I got a new email address for school and work stuff so i registered here again under the new one, I hope that's ok :)

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