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James H.'s Comment
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Should I complete the High Road Online Course before I even make contact with a recruiter?

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Should I complete the high road online course before I even make contact with a recruiter?

You can do both at the same time. Your recruiter will be happy to hear you're already studying for your CDL test.

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.
James H.'s Comment
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Should I complete the high road online course before I even make contact with a recruiter?

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You can do both at the same time. Your recruiter will be happy to hear you're already studying for your CDL test.

Ok thanks I appreciate it, been really hitting it hard tonight.. Pretty excited.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My recruiter got me in soooo fast. I applied on monday.. he approved me Wed and I was on a bus by sat. I spent two weeks doing high road before I applied... then the whole 36 hour bus trip. I was the first in my class to pass all 4 parts of the written ... thanks to this site

Start now. Know it when. U take the test and you won't be nervous cause u will KNOW it.

James H.'s Comment
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My recruiter got me in soooo fast. I applied on monday.. he approved me Wed and I was on a bus by sat. I spent two weeks doing high road before I applied... then the whole 36 hour bus trip. I was the first in my class to pass all 4 parts of the written ... thanks to this site

Start now. Know it when. U take the test and you won't be nervous cause u will KNOW it.

Thanks rainy I am 10% done and working on it every chance I get trying to make sure I am good to go! This forum is amazing.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My recruiter got me in soooo fast. I applied on monday.. he approved me Wed and I was on a bus by sat. I spent two weeks doing high road before I applied... then the whole 36 hour bus trip. I was the first in my class to pass all 4 parts of the written ... thanks to this site

Start now. Know it when. U take the test and you won't be nervous cause u will KNOW it.

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Thanks rainy I am 10% done and working on it every chance I get trying to make sure I am good to go! This forum is amazing.

A tip... tanker is the easiest so take that first to boost your confidence. The written paper portion at prime has 3 possible answers... eliminate two and u got the right answer... eliminate one and it's 50/50. Skip the ones you don't know.... the answers are sometimes in later questions.

If you don't pass at prime the first two days they send u to the dmv to take on the computer. Those have 4 answers... but I was told you can "pass" on the questions

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Rainy takes a pass:

If you don't pass at prime the first two days they send u to the dmv to take on the computer. Those have 4 answers... but I was told you can "pass" on the questions.

I just want to explain this fine DMV test strategy. You are required to answer a certain number of questions correctly, and there's a maximum you can get wrong. Suppose you need to answer 50 questions, max 8 answers.

Answer the easy ones, of course:

Q: What should drivers do if they feel drowsy while driving?

A: Stop in a safe area and rest.

B: Open the window for some fresh air.

C: Reduce speed.

D: Turn up the radio.

If it's hard, you don't get it, or you've never seen this question, PASS!

The amperage for the flux capacitor should never exceed:

A: 23 Amps.

B: 1meg Ohm.

C: 5 Amps.

D: 14.5 Volts.

The ones you skip are ones you don't answer. If you don't answer a question at all, that question is not counted in your totals.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James H.'s Comment
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I applied, I was asleep when he called me.

But he called and sent 4 emails.. doing the online application now..

Noah 's Comment
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The ones you skip are ones you don't answer. If you don't answer a question at all, that question is not counted in your totals.

I know in Illinois the one's you pass on they do count against you.It's such a grand state to live in lol

Noah 's Comment
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The first paragraph was a quote from Errol V. lol still trying to get a hang of quoting on here lol

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