Having Hard Time With Gen Knowledge And Combination Test

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Huzul's Comment
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Hey guys, i have been using the training we have offered on here and still am having a hard time with these two tests. I am at a loss for words on what i can do to pass these things. I had no problems with air brakes missed only 1 and flew through it but the other two are being quite the problem for me.... anyone have any ideas?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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When reading the questions be very careful with how the wording is.

Old School's Comment
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Huzul, are you just going through the practice questions or are you working your way through the High Road Training Program?

I do not understand where the problem could lie as long as you are getting good scores on The High Road training program. Maybe you are one of those folks who has test anxiety, but the preparation that you'll get, and the confidence you'll gain from that testing program ought to nullify the chances of that anxiety striking your chances of success at those tests.

You need to read the questions slowly and make sure you are comprehending exactly what it is asking. Also in the High Road you should always go and look up the answer - it shows you right where to go and read the text it is referring to. That is not cheating, it is reinforcing the correct answer in your mind, and that is how you successfully learn and retain vast amounts of information like you need to for those tests.

I would step back if I were you and really concentrate on the High Road Training Program. I'm not sure you have hit it like you should. You will be the first person I've heard from who didn't get a lot of help from working through that program.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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These test questions often have a "NOT" in them. If you read a question, say,

Which of these is NOT a wheeled vehicle?
    A. Bicycle
    B. Cat
    C. Automobile
    D. Baby stroller

you need to find the one that is incorrect.

Doing that, after looking for "right" answers takes a conscious decision.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I just looked up your scores in our High Road Training Program and I see that you reset your scores at least once. But I don't see any indication that you've done most of the materials required for the permit test. The pages you've completed are:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 20, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 52, 54

You're missing a ton of materials from required sections. You need to do all of the sections labeled "permit" in the table of contents. I don't think you've covered half of those sections yet.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bill F.'s Comment
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You are having a hard time with those tests because you are not studying effectively. I used the High Road Training Program for two months, a couple of hours every night. It will find your weaknesses and improve you in those areas. HRTP is a wonderfully effective, no cost, learning program that has many testimonials on this site. It works, but you have to put in the time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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