First Thing You Should Do Before Going To School.

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Muleskinner 6's Comment
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Ok so I have never struggled in school in any way other than English class, I have always been able to pass multiple choice tests even if I didn't even know the subject at all. So I figured how hard can a CDL test at DMV be right? WRONG!!!!

I went to the book store and bought a study guide for about $40 and started studying. I would take the practice tests before i read each chapter and then again after I read the chapter..... Conclusion? I didn't really retain much at all and would only score in the 70's or below each time.

So then I found Trucking Truth and stayed up all hours of the night reading the forums, I think I read everything Daniel B. ever posted. One thing in the forums I kept noticing is everyone kept talking about the High Road program so I decided to take a chance and see what happens.

The one thing I liked and I think is a great idea is you read one page and then take a test, not only over that one page but over everything you had read up to that point.

Results? Well after completing about half the program I was scoring very high, mostly 100's and high 90's.

When I got to school (Careers World Wide in Keensburg Colorado) i figured we would have time in class to study and the teacher would help us in the areas we were struggling. Boy was I wrong and a few of the guys here really struggled studying on their own. A third of our class failed the first time and one guy took the test three times before he passed.

On the third day of school I was sent to the DMV in Denver and how do you think I did? Ok its obvious I have my permit but you guessed it, I got 100% on both airbrakes and combination test but I missed three on general knowledge. It's my fault because I read too much into one question and answered wrong. The other two I never seen before.

My suggestion to anyone out there considering going to a school is to take the High Road program. It is amazing and it works. I am sure if I didn't find this program I would have surely struggled.

I just wanted to say thank you to Brett and the rest of his staff here at Trucking Truth for putting together such an awesome website and the High Road program is amazing.

Thank you.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Jason R.'s Comment
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Did you return your book and get your money back?

Wilson's Comment
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High Road Training Program is *the* way to go!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
GWS's Comment
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Couldn't agree more, it is the best program out there hands down!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome to hear Jerry! Congrats on the great scores.

Our High Road Training Program is indeed highly effective. On the surface it appears pretty simple but behind the scenes it's quite sophisticated. Every time you turn in a set of scores it recalculates everything you've done to that point, determines where you need help the most, and creates a set of review questions for the next page. As you progress through the program it automatically adjusts to your strengths and weaknesses and keeps reinforcing the areas you need more help with. By the time you're finished you've had plenty of repetition which is why you learn and retain the information so well.

A lot of people try to take practice tests over and over hoping to memorize enough answers to pass the CDL exams. But you're not learning the materials that way and you're not going to retain the information for long. Our system makes sure you see every question at least two or three times and will give you the questions you've missed even more often than that. So not only will you learn the materials properly but you'll retain the information for a long time.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Muleskinner 6's Comment
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I wish there was a like button on your response Brett because you hit the nail on the head with your response.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I credit the High Road Training Program with my success. When I took all my tests at once at PennDot, I completed them in like 45 minutes. That included endorsements. The clerk actually shook my hand and congratulated me, not that I did it so quickly, but that I passed them all the first time! I credit all of that to how well the High Road helps you retain information with the repetition. When my hazmat comes up for renewal, I'll revisit the High Road again.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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