Retaking General Knowledge (an Introduction Of Sorts)

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Ronny S.'s Comment
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Hello everyone! I'm Ronny, I've been lurking here for a while now. I'm just beginning my adventure into the world of trucking. I'm really excited as I have a father in this industry and as a child have rode along with him in his truck (very much enjoyed it) and am wanting to take on this career to save some money and move out on my own. I'm in the process of going to the Swift Academy in Tennessee soon after I get my permit. I actually took the permit A test yesterday, passed my air brakes and combinations, but failed the general knowledge. Mostly nerves since I honestly thought that the air brakes/combination would be the death of me. Those questions ended up being much of the same as the questions on my practice exams.

I'm going back in tomorrow morning to retake the general knowledge ( I can retake the test 2 times a day until I pass). Been studying a good bit here and there and the CDL training Brett has on here is really helpful! I noticed that some of the questions on the general knowledge test can be very left field if you're not prepared, so I'm definitely taking a broader approach to my studying technique.

It's always a pleasure reading all of your insightful posts, advice, and wisdom.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matt M.'s Comment
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It seemed like the questions I missed on the CDL tests I missed because of over-thinking them.

For example, there was one about the back-and-forth surge of a tanker. Now I know I had read like 5 times that it could push you out into an intersection, but I started thinking well that's the forward surge and this question said the back and forth surge and didn't pick the correct answer.

If you worked through the high road guide I'm sure you will get it this time. Good luck on starting your career!

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.
Ronny S.'s Comment
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It seemed like the questions I missed on the CDL tests I missed because of over-thinking them.

For example, there was one about the back-and-forth surge of a tanker. Now I know I had read like 5 times that it could push you out into an intersection, but I started thinking well that's the forward surge and this question said the back and forth surge and didn't pick the correct answer.

If you worked through the high road guide I'm sure you will get it this time. Good luck on starting your career!

Thanks! Yeah, some of the questions I definitely psyched myself out on. I had done the questions over and over on the exam but for some reason second guessed myself. There were a few questions I had never seen before about road signs and one included a bus inspection question that I somehow correctly guessed. That one was odd.

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.
Ronny S.'s Comment
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Great news! Took my test again and passed it. Got my permit and will start classes on the 13th at Swift! WOO!

Bryn J.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif That is great news, keep updating us on how it is foing.

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