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millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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As you all know, I am going through CDL retraining at NADTA/CRST in Cedar Rapids, IA. Well, tomorrow, I begin taking my skills tests and I am really nervous and anxious but at the same time excited about taking them. What I am wanting yall to do for me is PLEASE PLEASE pray for me that I am able to take and PASS ALL 3 tests tomorrow in ONE SHOT. I REALLY need God's help here. This is not just something I want to do, its something I HAVE TO/NEED TO do. Please I am BEGGING you all to pray for me. Thanks. I appreciate it.

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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.
millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

Theres a link to my diary if you need more information or want to read about my experiences. It is updated to today. (06/27/2017)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You'll do just fine, no doubt. Remember, they're not looking for someone who can drive perfectly, but someone who seems to have command of the vehicle and can keep their nerve about them. They want to put you in situations that will make most people nervous so they can tell if you have the nerve to handle a rig. Most people have a long, long way to go before they'll be solid drivers even after getting their CDL. The examiners know this full well. But many people don't have the temperament for it. They get too nervous and jittery if they miss a gear or get to a busy intersection.

So just be calm and relaxed, even if you have to pretend you're not nervous. Relax and just allow yourself to do what you already know how to do. Don't overthink it, don't try too hard. Just relax and roll with it. You'll be fine.

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.
millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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You'll do just fine, no doubt. Remember, they're not looking for someone who can drive perfectly, but someone who seems to have command of the vehicle and can keep their nerve about them. They want to put you in situations that will make most people nervous so they can tell if you have the nerve to handle a rig. Most people have a long, long way to go before they'll be solid drivers even after getting their CDL. The examiners know this full well. But many people don't have the temperament for it. They get too nervous and jittery if they miss a gear or get to a busy intersection.

So just be calm and relaxed, even if you have to pretend you're not nervous. Relax and just allow yourself to do what you already know how to do. Don't overthink it, don't try too hard. Just relax and roll with it. You'll be fine.

Thanks SO MUCH Brett! I really appreciate all of your support. I sure hope and pray to God that I do get through this and have my CDL in hand tomorrow.

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.
Sweet Jimmy's Comment
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We had a prayer group before we started testing today, and will in the morning as well. I'll be praying for you along with my class.

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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We had a prayer group before we started testing today, and will in the morning as well. I'll be praying for you along with my class.

Thanks so much, that really means a lot. Hopefully I will be headed to the DMV after testing tomorrow to get my new CDL.

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.

Sweet Jimmy's Comment
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I'm hoping the same, I woke up about two hours early today running through the pre-trip in my head. I'll be glad to have this behind me.

Sweet Jimmy's Comment
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Well, how'd it go!

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Well, how'd it go!

Not like I wanted. I posted a 2 post update for today. Read my diary and the answer you seek you will have.

CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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For those people asking my results of my skills tests today are as follows:

PTI: 44 out of 47, got Form A, PASSED 1st ATTEMPT. BACKING/SKILLS: 0 points accumulated, PERFECT SCORE, PASSED 1st ATTEMPT. ROAD SKILLS: AUTOMATICALLY FAILED. REASON: IMPEDING TRAFFIC DUE TO BEING IN WRONG LANE FOR TURN.

My diary, which linked in my previous reply has the full information you all seek. I RETAKE my ROAD SKILLS test tomorrow. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME LIKE YOU ALL HAVE NEVER PRAYED BEFORE. I NEED TO PASS THIS TOMORROW. I NEED MY LICENSE. Thanks so much for your support, I appreciate it. Its basically a live and learn situation. I lived through it, and I learned about what I did wrong. Now tomorrow, if I don't repeat the same mistakes, I should PASS and have that CDL in hand. If I haven't said it enough, I REALLY appreciate all of your support. Yall have been so great in assisting me through this journey. Just one more hurdle and I will be there again finally.

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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