CLP Learner Permit Grading Or Grades: Do I Need 100%

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MB007's Comment
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So I was wondering if when I complete my CLP (CDL Learner Permit) would I need a 100% score or is there a "passing" grade? I've been shooting for 100% on the online practice tests. I'm in Illinois and I know states my differ. But when you took yours in any state, was there a 100% require or was there more leniency. Possibly an 85%? Thanks.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If I remember correctly its 80%

Each test is a different length though...tanker the shortest so fewer answers you are permitted to get wrong...but easiest.

If you are doing the High Road, then you will pass with flying colors. Just read the question slowly and learn the material not the answers. For example...the high road might say "minimum distance should be 300ft in 55/mph"

The test might say "at 60 mph, what should the minimum distance be".

Well...if 300 ft at 55...you definitely need more room to stop at a higher speed. So the answers might be " 200ft, 300ft, 350ft" so test answer 350.

Something like that. And no...that wasn't a question, I just made that up.

In real life..I stay far far away from other cars. Usually 500 ft or so.

I know a guy who said "I was doing 55mph, at a safe distance, and a guy cut in front of me and I got a hard braking critical event". DUH cause 200ft I'd not a safe distance. Amazingly (sarcasm inserted)...I have no critical events

People are stupid and they suck.

MB007's Comment
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If I remember correctly its 80%

Each test is a different length though...tanker the shortest so fewer answers you are permitted to get wrong...but easiest.

If you are doing the High Road, then you will pass with flying colors. Just read the question slowly and learn the material not the answers. For example...the high road might say "minimum distance should be 300ft in 55/mph"

The test might say "at 60 mph, what should the minimum distance be".

Well...if 300 ft at 55...you definitely need more room to stop at a higher speed. So the answers might be " 200ft, 300ft, 350ft" so test answer 350.

Something like that. And no...that wasn't a question, I just made that up.

In real life..I stay far far away from other cars. Usually 500 ft or so.

I know a guy who said "I was doing 55mph, at a safe distance, and a guy cut in front of me and I got a hard braking critical event". DUH cause 200ft I'd not a safe distance. Amazingly (sarcasm inserted)...I have no critical events

People are stupid and they suck.

Thanks Rainy! I'm doing a combination of High Road and the practice tests at Roehl (my top choice of four applications) . The reason why it's a combination is I need to get the permit soon and get the ball rolling. So far I've only been getting 1 or 2 wrong in each of the 3 tests (High road is superior in regards to quality). I'm about to cram some endorsements. So it looks like I'm off to a good start.

MB007's Comment
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Rainy, do you find yourself re-reading the CDL manual from time to time? Or does it all become automatic and part of your everyday routine?

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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Mister, here is one technique that might work, depending on the state's computer testing system.

You need to provide 50 answers, let's say. When you get to a question you're not sure of the answer. If you have a PASS button, use that. Skip the questionable question - it does not count against you. Keep going till you have your 50 answers. This should improve your score.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Rainy, do you find yourself re-reading the CDL manual from time to time? Or does it all become automatic and part of your everyday routine?

Do you re read the car manual?

To me its just knowledge I've learned and much of it is common sense. Take a sharp curve with limit of 20mph @/55mph and you are gonna roll.

The most important things in my opinion are slow down and have distance. Swing wide.

Of course...the clearance heights and road widths are important. But I don't sit there and try to figure out exactly how many car lengths I should be away from something. I don't do the timing seconds thing. But each person has their own way of driving safely.you will find yours.

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.
MB007's Comment
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Mister, here is one technique that might work, depending on the state's computer testing system.

You need to provide 50 answers, let's say. When you get to a question you're not sure of the answer. If you have a PASS button, use that. Skip the questionable question - it does not count against you. Keep going till you have your 50 answers. This should improve your score.

Clever! Thanks!

MB007's Comment
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Rainy, do you find yourself re-reading the CDL manual from time to time? Or does it all become automatic and part of your everyday routine?

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Do you re read the car manual?

To me its just knowledge I've learned and much of it is common sense. Take a sharp curve with limit of 20mph @/55mph and you are gonna roll.

The most important things in my opinion are slow down and have distance. Swing wide.

Of course...the clearance heights and road widths are important. But I don't sit there and try to figure out exactly how many car lengths I should be away from something. I don't do the timing seconds thing. But each person has their own way of driving safely.you will find yours.

Understood. Safety first. Common sense rules.

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.
MB007's Comment
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Are some of the final CDL written test questions similar to the CDL Permit test? Possibly identical? Also, are there CDL written test questions that are not multiple choice (fill in the blank, essay, etc.)?

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.
Old School's Comment
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There is no final written test. Once you've got your permit you wiil only be required to do a driving test. No essays on anything - it's all multiple guess. smile.gif

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