Skills Test Next Week

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Kevin F.'s Comment
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Has anyone here done there skills test at there local dmv manual says 4 things the stop line straight line backing forward serpentine and alley dock then says see section 12 i go there and it says straight line backing offset left and right and parallel park (conventional) what am i posed to practice ive called and they wont tell me

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.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Surprise! You need to practice all of it!

The fact is the test differs slightly from state to state. Basically the test has the same tests. First you must be able to master a full pre trip. In Missouri where I tested every does the In Cab and Airbrake test and randomly gets chosen to do one of the other portions.

Next phase was the backing portion where you must perform a straight line back. After you finish that at random they select one of the following alley dock, left or right side parallel backing maneuver.

The idea is you never know which one you draw at test time. So you need to be prepared to do all three. My guess is that you are trying to do this without the aid of company sponsored school or a traditional truck school otherwise you would know this already.

We generally do not recommend students go this route. Without formal training or a certificate from a recognized training program it is almost impossible to find anyone to give you a fair shot in the profession. Good luck

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brian M.'s Comment
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Oh sorry missed the driving portion after the backing portion. Just waking up

Kevin F.'s Comment
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Here is sc we only have one dmv that does cdl test and course is super small but im going for either class a or class b with my auto tri axle

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.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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In Indiana we do a full pretrip (outside, inside & 4pt), skills (straight, offset, parallel) & finish up with a road test. My CDL School (C1) is built into the same building as Driver Solutions & an Indiana State testing site (it's kind of a strip mall setup).

Luckily C1 stays in constant communication with State & updates material & curriculum as needed. If you pass state they give you a coin that you bring back to the school to certify you've passed.

I was a but surprised to learn that 90 degree backing wasn't a requirement.

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.
Kevin F.'s Comment
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Thats what im thinking here i know my pre trip then basic control and road trip

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