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Steve J.'s Comment
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I failed my skills test guess its over for me no more money have a good life everyone I will be homeless

steve j

J Johns's Comment
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I once faced homelessness. I hope it turns out for you the way it did for me -- better than it seemed possible, and better every day since then. You'll get some good advice soon, hang in there a little longer.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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You've taken school (obviously) and that's the biggest lump of cash right there. Skills tests can be retaken every 24hrs up to 3x for 30 days. Was this your 3rd test?

Tim F.'s Comment
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I failed my skills test guess its over for me no more money have a good life everyone I will be homeless

steve j

Steve, It's not over, you just need to come up with a different avenue to reach your goal. Try looking at Company Sponsored Training. You need to be more detailed as to what went wrong on you test, so that others can help or make suggestions. Don't give up, don't ever give up...Good Luck!!

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Testing in each state is different. Here for one test fee of $50 you get 4 attempts, if you need more, you can get more attempts for the low price of $50. In Indiana they have to pay like $50/per attempt. Don't give up!

Old School's Comment
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Steve, there are literally hundreds of thousands of drivers out here who failed their driving tests multiple times. It is no reason to quit or give up. You just have to try again. If you are just busted, find yourself some sort of part time work and sleep in a shelter or something - there are still a lot of options available to you. There is a resolve and tenacity that will serve you well in this industry, but you are going to have to dig a little deeper if you plan on finding it. I'm hoping you don't give up so quickly.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I failed my skills test guess its over for me no more money have a good life everyone I will be homeless

steve j

You are giving up WAY to easily. Truck drivers have to be problem solvers. You have a problem, now figure out a way to solve it. Was this the first time testing? If so, you probably have more chances. Don't take no for an answer, get off your kester and quit feeling sorry for yourself and get it done. Heck, I failed my road test the first time.

Take a day or more if needed but get up and pull up your superman or batman skivvies and just do it. Be the superhero in disguise. I know it is nerve wracking. When I was taking my driving test (the one I passed) the examiner asked me what the height on the bridge was we just went under. I told her that there was no sign so it had to be at least 16' here in Montana.

Just a suggestion, slow down on your skills test. There was no time limit when I took it. Also use your pullups before you get so tangled up the pullups will not help.

Spider-Man's Comment
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Hey man. why dont you try getting a loan. youll be able to pay it off easily with the money youll make as a driver.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Truck drivers have to be problem solvers.

Amen. My ambition wanted me to five head first intobtrucker school in March. I ran into a brick wall. I (currently) have a career and will have to abandon it to do a months worth of classes. My solution...I pushed back my "wants" balanced it with my "needs" and settled on a May 1st date so that I have adequate funds to take care of my family wholsybIm in school

I want to be a trucker more than anything, but the well being of my family comes first so I had to make the sacrifice of pushing back the dream I've had since I was 10 years old to accomadate reality.

You're not out of the game...you just have to make sacrifices to achieve your goals. Buckle up & hang on. If you don't have the gumption to do so...best you discovered that now before you were on an ice covered mountain in the middle of of nowhere without cell phone service & suffering a mechanical failure. Truck drivers deal with reality every day. This is just extended training.

Steve J.'s Comment
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Well I go back for 2 more weeks of training backing and road skills start on the 25th this instructor is alot better than my other one I will get alot of practice

A IT school owned by werner 4 week class

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