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Steve J.'s Comment
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I was suppose to test out today jan 8th but we got snowed out I wish I had completed it Im tired of worring about it my downshifting sucks and I think im goig to fail the road skills portion

steve j

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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No. You're not failing. A little optimism here. Your trainer feels you're ready?

Old School's Comment
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Hey Steve, nobody that tests out is really any good - they're rookies, and the testers understand that. Just show some confidence in what you are doing, that is really what they want to see. If you are acting like you are scared to death to drive that thing, they are going to pick up on that. It doesn't matter if you miss some gears, just do your best to recover. Remember the main things - don't bump a curb with a tire, get out and look, do some pull-ups if you need to when backing, and don't stall the truck.

If you can keep from making some of those mistakes, you should still pass even if you have trouble looking like a pro.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Medicine Man 's Comment
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When I took my road test I was certain I failed. I'm telling you I ruined it. When we got done and I looked at the tester he said "you did great. Just keep driving." just be cool about it. Also don't feel the need to start in a higher gear. Just play it safe while your testing.

Steve J.'s Comment
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Thanks guys

SamTon's Comment
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I was suppose to test out today jan 8th but we got snowed out I wish I had completed it Im tired of worring about it my downshifting sucks and I think im goig to fail the road skills portion

steve j

Don't feel bad I'm nervous and I have been around trucks my entire life

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks guys

Steve, The examiner is not their to try and fail you. Take deep breaths and relax. Take your time and try not to rush your shifts. You wouldn't be testing if your instructors didn't think you were ready...keep telling yourself that. They know what they are doing, if they thought you would fail, I doubt they would throw you into the fire.

Good luck...rest up.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Remember Steve, they expect mistakes. What's more important is the recovery, that's what they'll take a more critical look at. Just relax, forget the examiner is there and do what you know how to do. You'll do fine.

Also remember, if something happens and you wind up testing again, you're not the first person who had to.

F- irst A- ttempt I- n L- earning

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Omg....I LOVE THIS!! Fail....first attempt at learning! Awesome!!

Kevin H.'s Comment
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I remember after our first week of driving at school i was sure i'd never pass, but I did. You'll do better than you think. You've probably driven a car for decades, right? It's mostly like that, but check your mirrors, turn wide, and slow down before downshifting.

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