Aced My Permit Test!

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Travis H.'s Comment
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Got perfect scores for my permit test, then got a chance to drive. It was terrifying and exciting. And I kept stalling out when coming to a stop. So much to remember about what to do with my hands and feet.....At least I didn't hit anyone or anything.

Congrats on passing your permit test! I take mine in two weeks, so I am working through the High Road Training Program when I can. I am learning a lot, but I'm not a great test taker and my greatest fear is blanking out when I get to the real deal. You even got to drive after? How lucky was that! May I ask what you were driving? Was it a Pete? A Mack? Did you drive alone? If I drove alone my first time, I would freak out. Best of luck to you with your schooling. I'm sure you will do great!

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Mark P.'s Comment
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From one former Roadie to another... You rock! Congratulations!

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I told u you git this!!!!!

I've driven 30k miles and I still stall every once in awhile cause I forget the flipper.I've done it since I startEd. When I shift up I'm fine... I put it up automatically.... but going down to six....I could speed up or slow down.. and then forget lol

Be sure to meet me on thw road sometime

Thanks! I'm hoping to go to Prime when I graduate, so maybe you will see me sometime!

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Congrats on passing your permit test! I take mine in two weeks, so I am working through the High Road Training Program when I can. I am learning a lot, but I'm not a great test taker and my greatest fear is blanking out when I get to the real deal. You even got to drive after? How lucky was that! May I ask what you were driving? Was it a Pete? A Mack? Did you drive alone? If I drove alone my first time, I would freak out. Best of luck to you with your schooling. I'm sure you will do great!

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I pretty much just read the DMV manual and studied that way. I'm good with book studying, and actually prefer that to electronic means. And I did great. The manual is where they take all the info, so I figured that was the best study tool out there. As for our truck, it's a 2005 Volvo of some sort. Big and kinda clunky and beat up a little bit because of all the students learning how to drive on it. But it's the one I'll be testing with, so I've got to get used to it. And with a permit there MUST be a CDL-A holding driving in the truck with you, so I was not driving on my own. And thanks, good luck to you too!

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.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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From one former Roadie to another... You rock! Congratulations!

Thanks! \m/(-.-)\m/

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