How To Overcome Nervousness During CDL Testing

Topic 20049 | Page 2

Page 2 of 3 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
LDRSHIP's Comment
member avatar

I agree with G-Town. You ARE your own worst enemy on this. You are not being asked to do anything you didn't do for 2.5 years while on the road or during last weeks of training. You have done it all before. This is a formality and nothing more. Approach it as such. As far as driving safely and following the laws, that is an everyday thing.

You just have to mentally digest the fact that this is nothing new! This is only what you have already have done and are currently doing. Take a minute to breath. You already have the necessary skills to accomplish this. You only have to slow down and use them. There is a saying in the military. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Just execute every maneuver in a controlled fashion. Don't rush.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Eric G.'s Comment
member avatar

I fed off the nervousness. I'm already a very driven person. I expect perfection out of myself. So when I get nervous, I listen to one very inspiring passage. I don't know the name of it, but about 10 years ago Nike used it in an ad about being the underdog. YouTube it I'm sure you can find it.

I listen to it and turn that nervousness into determination.

MC1371's Comment
member avatar

25 push up, 25 leg lifts, 25 crunches, 8oz water, brisk walk to test pad.

Should get your endorphins running and put you in a better frame of mind.

millionmiler24's Comment
member avatar

If you all read my diary, how I did it today is some great advice I can give anyone: When you get to your road test, talk out EVERY MOVE of that test you do with your examiner. NOT ONLY does it CALM your NERVES, but it also lets that examiner know that you are in FULL, SAFE CONTROL of that CMV. That sure helped me pass today and I am now Iowa's newest licensed Class A Driver.

smile.gifthank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
LDRSHIP's Comment
member avatar

Congrats. You get 1 banana now. The rest when you finish orientation.

dancing-banana.gif

Drive Safe

millionmiler24's Comment
member avatar

Congrats. You get 1 banana now. The rest when you finish orientation.

dancing-banana.gif

Drive Safe

Will do. Consider it done. Thanks for your advice on here and your continued service on here. Also LEGENDARY GRATZ on getting your Moderator Promotion.

LDRSHIP's Comment
member avatar

Thank you. surprised me when Brett contacted me about it. I haven't even hit my 1 year mark yet. Sep 30 will be my 1 year as an official truck driver. Oct 20 will be my 1 year solo.

millionmiler24's Comment
member avatar

Thank you. surprised me when Brett contacted me about it. I haven't even hit my 1 year mark yet. Sep 30 will be my 1 year as an official truck driver. Oct 20 will be my 1 year solo.

You are welcome sir. I bet having that title sure feels good. About as much as me having that CDL back in my wallet where it belongs.

smile.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.
G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Way to go....way to go! Supremely happy for you.

Congratulations!

millionmiler24's Comment
member avatar

Way to go....way to go! Supremely happy for you.

Congratulations!

Thanks so much. I owe you a lot. Have you had a chance to read todays updates on my diary? You should If you get the chance.

Page 2 of 3 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

CRST Van Expedited Becoming A Truck Driver CDL Test Preparation High Road Training Program Reports From CDL Training Truck Driver Training
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More