Pre Trip

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Heath B.'s Comment
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Been in school since Monday. I got my pre trip to study wow lots to remember in a short time Any advice on this?

Susan D. 's Comment
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What i did was do the pretrip first thing every class day using the school's outline they gave us that was prepared by DOT examiners from my home state. Right after lunch I'd repeat the pretrip trying not to use our guide. We also took turns ... Like if i was doing it without the guide another student would follow along and correct anything missed or incorrect verbiage.

Last but not least.. Every night before i fell asleep i would briefly read the whole thing through, put it away and go to sleep.

Doing that, i ended up memorizing it completely. When it came time to test, before i ever got to the drivers door, tbe DOT officer told me i had enough points to pass and stopped me lol.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Navy Vet's Comment
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Been in school since Monday. I got my pre trip to study wow lots to remember in a short time Any advice on this?

There are any number of ways to get this thing down, but if you break it down, you really are just saying the same thing over and over and over again! Once you learn what all the parts look like, the rest is pretty easy to remember! I practice every morning as soon as I get to school, then again during lunch if I'm back early. I also say the parts I can see every time I see a truck on the road, at a red light, or in a parking lot. Funny story, a few weeks ago I went to Denny's for breakfast on a Sunday morning, it is in a Flying J. After I ate an awesome truck caught my eye in the parking lot so I walked over to have a look. Without thinking about it I automatically started pretripping the front of the truck, OUT LOUD. The owner walked up behind me and I didn't realize it, just as I bent down to look underneath for leaks he cleared his throat and said "would you like me to open the hood for you?". I almost lost it. HAHAHA He showed me his truck and also walked through the pre-trip with me on his awesome truck. HAHAHA It was a really cool experience.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Too funny!

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