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Tweak's Comment
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So, I've been studying the High Road for a few weeks now, and I think I'm getting the hang of this stuff! I've been taking every practice test I can find, including redoing thew modules on THR, and I'm getting around a 90% pass rate. I gonna keep on keeping on, and I think I'll be ready for my Texas Permit test next month! Thanks so much to those that put this together.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Have you been studying your Motor Carriers Atlas? Remember......you don't need your compass!!!!

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, one thing about Texas. There is a special section that Texas put together for their CDL manual and we haven't had the chance to plug it into our High Road Training Program yet. It's built, but I haven't plugged it in.

Download the Texas manual from this page:

State CDL Manuals

You'll find it listed as Section 14: Special Requirements for Texas Commercial Motor Vehicles

They're going to ask a few questions from that section. It's kind of dumb, really. It's mostly about how many lights and reflectors need to be on a truck and what color they need to be, special requirements for registering commercial vehicles, a few safety tips, and stuff like that. I have no idea why they're asking truck drivers those questions really when they're mostly things the manufacturer would need to know or people in the offices of trucking companies. But I'm told some of that is on there so go through that section.

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.

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
  • HOS:

    Hours Of Service

    HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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