So I Have To Get My Cdl Permit Before Class...

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James H.'s Comment
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I need General knowledge, air brakes, and combination. I am doing the high road study guide, since there isn't a general section I assume all the questions for general knowledge is the ones with (permit)?

millionmiler24's Comment
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I need General knowledge, air brakes, and combination. I am doing the high road study guide, since there isn't a general section I assume all the questions for general knowledge is the ones with (permit)?

Yes. Make 100% sure you do EVERYTHING marked PERMIT on there. That way you will be ready for those exams.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dart's Comment
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Just took and passed my tests today.

I used the state CDL Handbook and 2 sets of practice tests (the ones here and the ones on the Roehl website). Went through the book completely twice over (the second time paying extra attention to parts I missed on the practice tests) and skimmed it a 3rd time for things I was having trouble with on the practice tests.

I took each paractice test at least twice. The first time I wrote down every question I missed. The second I just kept track of subject scores.

Also, check with your state to see if they lump commercial rules into general knowledge or separate them. The practice tests I used have them lumped together for the most part. The Texas CDL handbook did not, they were separate chapters and separate tests.

Hope my minimal insight helps you and good luck.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Shannon, you could have used our High Road Training Program. It's far easier to use than your method and far more effective.

For anyone preparing to take your written CDL permit exams, our High Road Training Program is awesome. It has the actual CDL manual built right in, and breaks it down into tiny chunks with multiple choice questions at the end of each one.

As you work your way through the program our system will keep track of your scores and it will help you review the questions you're missing, or the questions you haven't seen more than once. So you'll get new questions with each new page, but you'll also get some review questions mixed in from previous pages. Review the questions you've missed and seeing each question more than once really helps you learn by reinforcing the materials.

This is the most important part for people to understand. Do not use practice tests to learn the materials. Use the High Road Training Program to learn the materials, and then you can use practice tests if you'd like to just run through a few questions when you have a little free time here and there.

Tons of people try to prepare for the tests by memorizing practice questions. That's not the way to go. You're not actually learning the materials in the CDL manual properly, and you're not going to retain the information that way.

Best of luck!

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.
Dart's Comment
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Thank you, Brett.

I primarily used the practice tests to check my knowledge of the subject matter. The tests I took at the DMV for my permit were worded far differently than any practice test I took.

I should have used your High Road Training program, but I used the method I did because that's how I've studied for things previously and it's always worked for me.

Not trying to undermine anyone's experience or the great thing you have built here. Just wanted to offer my experience from how I studied and with the tests yesterday.

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Shannon, you could have used our High Road Training Program. It's far easier to use than your method and far more effective.

For anyone preparing to take your written CDL permit exams, our High Road Training Program is awesome. It has the actual CDL manual built right in, and breaks it down into tiny chunks with multiple choice questions at the end of each one.

As you work your way through the program our system will keep track of your scores and it will help you review the questions you're missing, or the questions you haven't seen more than once. So you'll get new questions with each new page, but you'll also get some review questions mixed in from previous pages. Review the questions you've missed and seeing each question more than once really helps you learn by reinforcing the materials.

This is the most important part for people to understand. Do not use practice tests to learn the materials. Use the High Road Training Program to learn the materials, and then you can use practice tests if you'd like to just run through a few questions when you have a little free time here and there.

Tons of people try to prepare for the tests by memorizing practice questions. That's not the way to go. You're not actually learning the materials in the CDL manual properly, and you're not going to retain the information that way.

Best of luck!

Brett is right about all of this. I am a High Road success story here. I got my Iowa Commercial Learners Permit yesterday. I passed all the base tests the first time with a PERFECT score on Air Brakes. GK I missed 4 and Combination I missed 2. Its by far the BEST way to study for your tests.

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.
James H.'s Comment
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Shannon, you could have used our High Road Training Program. It's far easier to use than your method and far more effective.

For anyone preparing to take your written CDL permit exams, our High Road Training Program is awesome. It has the actual CDL manual built right in, and breaks it down into tiny chunks with multiple choice questions at the end of each one.

As you work your way through the program our system will keep track of your scores and it will help you review the questions you're missing, or the questions you haven't seen more than once. So you'll get new questions with each new page, but you'll also get some review questions mixed in from previous pages. Review the questions you've missed and seeing each question more than once really helps you learn by reinforcing the materials.

This is the most important part for people to understand. Do not use practice tests to learn the materials. Use the High Road Training Program to learn the materials, and then you can use practice tests if you'd like to just run through a few questions when you have a little free time here and there.

Tons of people try to prepare for the tests by memorizing practice questions. That's not the way to go. You're not actually learning the materials in the CDL manual properly, and you're not going to retain the information that way.

Best of luck!

I've been using the High Road training program.. so far I am 95% on combination and air brakes.. I misread some questions on general knowledge and got a 78, gonna retrain today on them.. these are just practice test scores.

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.
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