Honestly Brett, Did You Give Me The Wrong Test

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Lisa L.'s Comment
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i work hours on this thing. daily ,for 3 weeks. yea i work my job in between ,after,and before i take them. i have a 93% but i'm still only 28% done? you overestimate my brain. one more question on psi loss and i will lose more than that,and why do i have to be the purple truck? i want a black truck,who drives a purple truck. uh oh i may have said too much

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You overestimate my brain

Keep at it! You'll get through it. It's a lot of work - no doubt about it. But it's definitely worth it. Getting your career going in trucking is a really stressful and difficult challenge. Learning this stuff now makes a world of difference.

Now you want to hear about overestimating someone's brain? A lot of Trucking Schools and most of the Company-Sponsored Training Programs will bring you in to start class on a Monday. They'll blast you with 8 hours of information every day in class and then send you home with hours of studying and home work every night. By the end of the first week they expect you to go to the DMV and pass the permit exams. Talk about information overload!!!! Nobody can actually learn and retain that amount of information in a few days, and these schools know this. They just want to push you through as quickly as possible so you can get in the truck and start learning to drive. So the actual amount of information most people retain is probably about 5% of what's in that manual. If you were test most students a week or two later on the CDL permit test again the majority of them would fail.

With our system we make you take your time, study each question carefully, and review each question multiple times. That is how you learn a large quantity of information in a way you can actually retain it.

So keep pushing through! When you get started in school you're going to be thanking yourself endlessly for getting through our High Road Training Program before you started your schooling. Your classmates are going to be a bundle of nerves, frustration, and exhaustion and you're going to be helping them try to learn this stuff.

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why do i have to be the purple truck? i want a black truck

Ok, I changed your picture. You're now a black truck. If you have a picture you'd like to use you can change it anytime. Just click on your name to view your profile and you will see an option that says "Would you like to edit your profile?" Click on that and you'll be taken to a new screen where you can change the picture to anything you like. If you can't figure out how to do it just email me the picture and I'll put it up for ya.

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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.

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Gary A.'s Comment
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I've reset like 6 times..I'm a perfectionist... BUT I think I'll just go straight through next time. then do it again. have 8 more weeks to get it right.

PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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i work hours on this thing. daily ,for 3 weeks. yea i work my job in between ,after,and before i take them. i have a 93% but i'm still only 28% done? you overestimate my brain. one more question on psi loss and i will lose more than that,and why do i have to be the purple truck? i want a black truck,who drives a purple truck. uh oh i may have said too much

Lisa I can relate to your frustration but letme assure you that you will be SO far ahead of the curve by completing this high road program. I went through training which was all about paperwork and background checks. As far as passing the writ tens? The students were handed a book from the DMV and said testing us in 2 days and you have 3 chances to pass. Man I was SO glad I came in prepared. Beyond that is the real life application. Neither my instructor nor my trainer understood HOS my trainer insisted tandem weights were legal up to 34,999 and e en tried to get me to into California in the wrong hole. If you are serious about trucking then you simply MUST complete the traing program Brett has set up and you are NOT cheating if you use the links to look up the correct answer. Just the opposite use the links to reinforce the correct answers. I know it may be a bit mi d numbing right know but very soon the answers will be automatic and when you get to school you will be so thankful for the knowledge you gained ahead of time. You will be surprised how many drivers get churned out without the basic knowledge of how to move your tandems or when to slide your 5th wheel So keep at it and work your way through. I absolutely promise you will thankful that you did

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Troubador222's Comment
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Aw, ......... let me tell you right here, you will never find anything on line that does what bretts program does, which is give you EVERYTHING you need to do the written test. I have some road experience now, and even though I went to a good school, I also linked some of the instructors to Bretts high Road program and they told me to stick with it, simply because it was the best damn thing they had ever seen. If you cannot do what it takes to get your CDL through that program, you probably have serious issues of feeding yourself or even maybe breathing.

http://vimeo.com/58228159

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.
Troubador222's Comment
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I did Bretts program and the stakes were high. I had a house to lose. I saved my house by getting the work. These people here have nothing but the best intentions in mind, and have helped a lot of people to get into this industry, and just as important Help people who this does not work for, and that is really important in the scheme of things. If you cannot cut the life style, you have no business out in a truck, simply because it will chew you up and spit you out fast. Now...... I am thinking there was some humor meant in your post, but please remember for a lot of us doing this, it was never a joke, and a lot of us had a lot to lose if it did not work out.

Troubador222's Comment
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Let's review that! Bretts high road system gave me the tools I needed to make the money I needed to save my house. I will be supporting this man and this system to the day I die. There aint no games out here. It is about making it or not making it. I was desperate when I found this site, and no one here ever told me a lie! This site gave me a hands up in learning a new career. I will never forget that

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