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ChickieMonster's Comment
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And Allie Knight always looks for pull throughs. rofl-3.gif

Me too! I even sing a little song when I find one! Not even joking...

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Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Yeah when I got out and looked I seen the passenger side was off and said I need to pull up and my trainer said no you're good and pointed to the driver side being flush and yeah my mistake still 😂

Yeah more traffic I'll get better with it. All in time.

I always get out and go check when I bump a dock to make sure they are able to put the dock plate in. It takes 30 seconds and it's much better than waiting who know who's long for someone to come tell you!

And I hear ya about traffic. I was a nervous wreck every time I went through a city when I first started. But it definitely gets easier!

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well we are shut down here in Mandan, ND. Drove 3an half hours. We will be up super early to make our delivery tomorrow.

Good news is that skip one of the owners, called and asked how I was doing and all that. My test date is moved up to next week. I asked if I can get in a couple days early just to practice and he said not a problem. So I'm pretty excited. My trainer is confident in me, I just gotta go out and do it and not mess up. Because if I fail, I'll just make myself and him look bad. So it's a lot of pressure.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Awesome. Just relax, you got this.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Will you be with the same trainer after you take the 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.
Jeff B.'s Comment
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Hey Aaron, I've been reading your thread for a bit just been to busy to comment lol.

Your training class was so different compared to mine, maybe it was because I was the only guy in it.

Let me tell you, shifting (up and down) gets easier so does backing, I can't nail it 100% of the time on the first try but I'm getting there. I couldn't shift or back when I showed up and I feared passing my tests because of it lol. But I made it, passed the first time. I remember Shannon looking at me as me and the examiner got out of the truck and he gave a silent shout of exclamation when I gave him the thumbs up.

I went through there program I started in March and got my truck the first week of June. If I can make it then you will too!

So if you ever see JP0045 say hi! And belated welcome to the fam!

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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I know. I'll do my best!

Awesome. Just relax, you got this.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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As far as I know, I will. Which works out because he lives in New Hampshire, so when he takes home time I'll get to go home as well and see my wife so. I hope they don't switch us up because we get along great. We've had zero problems. Hope it stays that way. 😂

Will you be with the same trainer after you take the 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.
Aaron Placencia's Comment
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That is awesome man, congrats on your success so far and I hope you keep having it!! I appreciate it, I'll do my best. I think I can handle it. Hah but if I see you around I'll def say hello!

Hey Aaron, I've been reading your thread for a bit just been to busy to comment lol.

Your training class was so different compared to mine, maybe it was because I was the only guy in it.

Let me tell you, shifting (up and down) gets easier so does backing, I can't nail it 100% of the time on the first try but I'm getting there. I couldn't shift or back when I showed up and I feared passing my tests because of it lol. But I made it, passed the first time. I remember Shannon looking at me as me and the examiner got out of the truck and he gave a silent shout of exclamation when I gave him the thumbs up.

I went through there program I started in March and got my truck the first week of June. If I can make it then you will too!

So if you ever see JP0045 say hi! And belated welcome to the fam!

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Quick update, we woke up at 1:30 and left by 3am, delivered early and headed to the truck stop. We will be up later tonight to head back to the terminal. I'll be getting in some practice before I test out next week. So I'm pretty excited. About to head to bed so I can be rested for tomorrow morning. I'll update later on in the weekend.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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