Online CDL Training Program Has A Problem?

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Martin B.'s Comment
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I have been doing the online CDL training program on this site and it has been very helpfull, but there is one thing that gets me. There is one question that I answer and it keeps stating that is wrong even though I do choose the right answer. It asks about the class B CDL and the requirments and I choose the any single vehicle with the GCWR of 26,001 pounds with the GVWR not in excess of 10,001 pounds, but its says the correct answer is the classifications of a class A CDL, not really sure who I should tell this too, any info would be helpfull. Not downing the program or anything, just figured someone would like to know about the glitch. thanks again

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.

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

GCWR:

Gross Combined Weight Rating

The GCWR refers to the total weight of a vehicle, including all trailers.

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.

Martin B.'s Comment
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Correction: GVWR of 26,001 pounds with the vehicle being towed not in excess of 10,000 pounds

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

Woody's Comment
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I remember thinking that question came out wrong too. Kept waiting to get it again so I could copy and past for Brett but I have not had that question come up again.

Martin B.'s Comment
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I was just looking at it, and was taking the questions again to reveiw, came accross it again, and realized that it has "except" on the next line, so there is nothing wrong, my eyes just didn't pick up on it, silly me. It would sorta look like this:

A class B CDL holder can operate any of the following, except:

my eyes just didn't pick up on the except, sorry, my mistake.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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That's the same question I kept getting wrong, too. I read over the 'except' and was halted. But I'm wise to that one now...

Old School's Comment
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Hey Martin, the reason that question is worded like that, and some others also, is because that is just the way they will try and trip you up on the actual tests. One of the most important little details about taking those state exams is that you read not only the question carefully, but also all the multiple choice answers carefully before you select your answer. You can see now how easily it can fool you. I've always told people if you see the word "not" in a question on those tests then re-read the question slowly several times before answering it. They will put what would be the correct answer in there as one of your choices, just to check and see if you really know your stuff and to see if you are paying attention.

It really is a great study tool, I'm glad to hear you are going through it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yap, Old School is right about all that, and that question you were hung up on is one of the most missed questions in the whole program because the word "except" wraps to the next line.

When I built the program I purposely made the questions tricky like that for two main reasons:

1) As Old School stated, that's exactly what the state exams do. They'll try to trip you up with tricky wording or they'll give you several answers that are almost correct, but not quite. So I wanted people to get used to reading everything very carefully.

2) Knowing that the wording is tricky and that the halt system gives you very little room for error forces you to really focus on what you're reading. That intense focus makes a huge difference when it comes to retaining the information. This is also the reason why I didn't make a video-based course. It's too easy for your mind to wander when you're watching videos. You're not going to understand and retain the information in a video the way you will by reading.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Martin B.'s Comment
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Yes, it is very tricky and with that it will make me pay more attention to what exactly I am reading. I am so glad I do have this tool to use, I wasn't able to learn by reading, my retention on words was horrible, but using this program is the best thing for me to study because I can actually remember everything I need to know because you just not reading you interacting and if you mess up on one section, you will know where to study more, instead of reading and reading. So thanks!

Tracey K.'s Comment
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Good one Brett.

Doing more training then people think. Teach them the knowledge so the experience will create the wisdom.

Good job too Martin. Still very proud of you.good-luck.gif

Scott L.'s Comment
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my eyes just didn't pick up on the except, sorry, my mistake.

I've gotten "bitten" by that word a couple times too.

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