Air Brake Test

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Phillip B.'s Comment
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OK so I've studying the TT app practice test and can't seem to grasp air break portion

Tractor Man's Comment
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How long have you been studying the material? A couple of hours, days, weeks? There is a lot to learn in that CDL manual. What exactly aren't you grasping?

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.
David L.'s Comment
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Have you had a chance to sit in a truck and run the checklist? That helps a lot. Also, at school you will spend lots of time practicing pre-trip and air brakes.

Phillip B.'s Comment
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Wish I could sit in a truck and go over pre trip! But I'm trying to memorize it all for the permit test

Sammy Clue's Comment
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Don't worry so much about memorizing the bleed down test as of right now. Focus on the entirety of the Pre-Trip so when you get into class and watch someone do it you can run it through your head and follow along. When you get into a truck the Air Brake test will become clear.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Phillip. What in particular are you having problems with?

miracleofmagick's Comment
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It seems to me, he is talking about the airbrake section of the written test for the permit, but people here are thinking he's talking about the pre-trip.

Philip, have you gone through the airbrake section of the high road on this site or just the practice test? Going through the high road should help you to understand it.

Phillip B.'s Comment
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Went thru both the High Road and practice test but I get bad service at my house so mostlyvthe practice test app

B Y 's Comment
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Have you started school yet? I studied on this site a few days before I started school and even though some of what i studied seemed foreign....when you get to class, are able to look through the book and listen to the instructor explain it, it will make a lot more sense. Don't be afraid to ask the instructor questions. They will also show videos from trucking companies that explain and show you what they're talking about. They'll also take you outside to look at a truck and point out what they've been describing in the classroom. And EVERYTHING i studied here was in the cdl book you'll be studying from word for word and i was WAY ahead and did better on my practice tests than anyone else in the class. Don't stress. Just relax and it'll make sense before you know it.

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.
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