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

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MB007'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

Oh wow! Not sure why I thought I had to do it all over again. Great news. No wonder it's best to get endorsements now instead of later!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I don't know if necessarily agree with that. You have so.Mich crammed in your head that you NEED to know..why put more stuff that is extra?

As for the written....mine was paper. So I skipped the questions I didn't know...and the answers are sometimes in the later questions! Also, mine gave three answer choices. So if you don't know...you can usually eliminate one as a stupid answer. Then it is 50/50 which is still much better

Again...be very careful and read the question a few times. One word can make a huge difference

MB007's Comment
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I don't know if necessarily agree with that. You have so.Mich crammed in your head that you NEED to know..why put more stuff that is extra?

As for the written....mine was paper. So I skipped the questions I didn't know...and the answers are sometimes in the later questions! Also, mine gave three answer choices. So if you don't know...you can usually eliminate one as a stupid answer. Then it is 50/50 which is still much better

Again...be very careful and read the question a few times. One word can make a huge difference

Indeed. I notice the ones that get me are the trick questions like "what is not an example of xxxx?".

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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And people overlook the "not" then go for the first correct answer without reading all the answers. Cause if you read them all...and saw they were all true..it would force you to read the question over.

A lot is nerves...so remember... The written can be taken again too. But honestly by doing the high road you'll pass on the first try ;)

MB007's Comment
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And people overlook the "not" then go for the first correct answer without reading all the answers. Cause if you read them all...and saw they were all true..it would force you to read the question over.

A lot is nerves...so remember... The written can be taken again too. But honestly by doing the high road you'll pass on the first try ;)

Exactly. High Road and the regular CDL practice test here has been very helpful. It is quite a charitable service for me. I like how it mixes up the order. Unfortunately, the Roehl CDL practice is very easy to memorize as the answers are always in the same order. It's good. Just not as good as truckingtruth.

Looks like I have 3 conditional offers as of today. I discussed it with my wife and looks like I'll be going with Roehl dry van national fleet out of Gary, IN (assuming I pass the DOT medical and my Permit tests).

Ironically, I've spent the last 5 months trying to break into the railroad industry to no success.

But now I guess I can say I finally got into the ...Roehl-road. rofl-1.gif

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.

DOT:

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Lunchbox's Comment
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Congrats Mister,

I too am going to be driving for Roehl (same conditions) out of Dallas, TX in the Van-National Fleet. Good Luck and who knows, we may run into each other (even if the odds are a long shot).

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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And people overlook the "not" then go for the first correct answer without reading all the answers. Cause if you read them all...and saw they were all true..it would force you to read the question over.

A lot is nerves...so remember... The written can be taken again too. But honestly by doing the high road you'll pass on the first try ;)

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Exactly. High Road and the regular CDL practice test here has been very helpful. It is quite a charitable service for me. I like how it mixes up the order. Unfortunately, the Roehl CDL practice is very easy to memorize as the answers are always in the same order. It's good. Just not as good as truckingtruth.

Looks like I have 3 conditional offers as of today. I discussed it with my wife and looks like I'll be going with Roehl dry van national fleet out of Gary, IN (assuming I pass the DOT medical and my Permit tests).

Ironically, I've spent the last 5 months trying to break into the railroad industry to no success.

But now I guess I can say I finally got into the ...Roehl-road. rofl-1.gif

Well...you could always go intermodal and drive the reefer/tankers etc from the rail yards to the customers. Intermodal is huge in the Chicago area and you'd get home more often. Just a thought ;)

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.

DOT:

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

MB007's Comment
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And people overlook the "not" then go for the first correct answer without reading all the answers. Cause if you read them all...and saw they were all true..it would force you to read the question over.

A lot is nerves...so remember... The written can be taken again too. But honestly by doing the high road you'll pass on the first try ;)

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Exactly. High Road and the regular CDL practice test here has been very helpful. It is quite a charitable service for me. I like how it mixes up the order. Unfortunately, the Roehl CDL practice is very easy to memorize as the answers are always in the same order. It's good. Just not as good as truckingtruth.

Looks like I have 3 conditional offers as of today. I discussed it with my wife and looks like I'll be going with Roehl dry van national fleet out of Gary, IN (assuming I pass the DOT medical and my Permit tests).

Ironically, I've spent the last 5 months trying to break into the railroad industry to no success.

But now I guess I can say I finally got into the ...Roehl-road. rofl-1.gif

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Well...you could always go intermodal and drive the reefer/tankers etc from the rail yards to the customers. Intermodal is huge in the Chicago area and you'd get home more often. Just a thought ;)

Great idea! After I put in my 120,000 solo miles, I'll definitely be reassessing things!

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.

DOT:

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I don't know if necessarily agree with that. You have so.Mich crammed in your head that you NEED to know..why put more stuff that is extra?

I am going to disagree with Rainy......SHOCKING! Study the Highroad and go to DMV and take ALL of the tests. General Knowledge, Combination, Air Brakes. ( The 3 must haves for Class A). Tanker and Doubles/ Triples are both a walk in the park. Get them now! Hazmat is really not that difficult. It sounds like you are picking up the material quite well. My thinking was, since I am in "study mode", I will just study all of them and take all if the tests at once. With the help of the Highroad, I completed ALL of them in under an HOUR with a 100% score! (That skip a question function makes that possible). Many Drivers on this forum have done the same. When Old School knocked his out in record time, the DMV Ladies thought he CHEATED! My advice is get er done now, while it is fresh in your mind. Good luck.

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HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

MB007's Comment
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I don't know if necessarily agree with that. You have so.Mich crammed in your head that you NEED to know..why put more stuff that is extra?

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I am going to disagree with Rainy......SHOCKING! Study the Highroad and go to DMV and take ALL of the tests. General Knowledge, Combination, Air Brakes. ( The 3 must haves for Class A). Tanker and Doubles/ Triples are both a walk in the park. Get them now! Hazmat is really not that difficult. It sounds like you are picking up the material quite well. My thinking was, since I am in "study mode", I will just study all of them and take all if the tests at once. With the help of the Highroad, I completed ALL of them in under an HOUR with a 100% score! (That skip a question function makes that possible). Many Drivers on this forum have done the same. When Old School knocked his out in record time, the DMV Ladies thought he CHEATED! My advice is get er done now, while it is fresh in your mind. Good luck.

smile.gifgood-luck.gif

double-quotes-start.png

I don't know if necessarily agree with that. You have so.Mich crammed in your head that you NEED to know..why put more stuff that is extra?

double-quotes-end.png

I am going to disagree with Rainy......SHOCKING! Study the Highroad and go to DMV and take ALL of the tests. General Knowledge, Combination, Air Brakes. ( The 3 must haves for Class A). Tanker and Doubles/ Triples are both a walk in the park. Get them now! Hazmat is really not that difficult. It sounds like you are picking up the material quite well. My thinking was, since I am in "study mode", I will just study all of them and take all if the tests at once. With the help of the Highroad, I completed ALL of them in under an HOUR with a 100% score! (That skip a question function makes that possible). Many Drivers on this forum have done the same. When Old School knocked his out in record time, the DMV Ladies thought he CHEATED! My advice is get er done now, while it is fresh in your mind. Good luck.

smile.gifgood-luck.gif

Thanks! Yes, I'm determined to take them all. I'm passing the practice for the endorsements now. So everything is working well. Feeling very confident that I can score a bit more than 80% correct.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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