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Lynn H.'s Comment
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Oh yeah. I told them about every little thing - including asthma and medication. In retrospect, it was super irresponsible to just go instead of canceling. No wonder they became concerned when I went from driving pretty much okay to wackadoodle. That makes the most sense in context. If it helps anybody who reads this, tell them you need to reschedule. Don't worry about getting in trouble for flaking off your test. I probably seem like an individual who would do all manner of willy nilly dangerous moves to get 'er done. So, I learned an important lesson moving forward (I'm already applying,) and plus I learned how to pass a pretrip and a whole lot about driving. Met some cool people too. I'm quite bummed- just trying to stay positive.


so that leaves the medical issue. if the asthma can affect your performance that much, i wonder if they saw it as a safety issue. did you discuss this with stan or brooke?


Per Rainy's point...did you disclose your Asthma condition on your medical long form and list the medications you are taking to manage it? If you did NOT, that is likely the reason you were sent home.

TommyGun's Comment
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I can't comment on the entirety of the large companies and their training programs, but from what I've seen, generally, with starter companies, they usually are very understanding and patient in getting drivers in trucks.

Usually, you have to screw up royally to get the boot after one mistake.

Maybe it's medical issue, I can't speak for certain.

But usually starter companies understand that recently frocked student drivers are going to make mistakes here and there; in fact, they expect you to.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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just trying to stay positive.

That's exactly the thing to do - stay positive and move forward. Try to learn all you can from the experience but don't let it get you down. You'll get another shot.

Serah D.'s Comment
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My thought is that it has more to do with the asthma as a medical issue than a driving issue. i had a instructor who taught me in a 2015 Cascadia, i failed the backing with him. he had to go home for family issues

i was placed with Turtles trainer in a 2016 cascadia. felt totally different with shifting and clutch. i passed backing with zero points, then failed the road test TWICE for stalling and impeding traffic. third time i did great however the examiner told me beforehand that if i failed again i could go home and test then come back with my license.

so that leaves the medical issue. if the asthma can affect your performance that much, i wonder if they saw it as a safety issue. did you discuss this with stan or brooke?

Was thinking the same thing.


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.

Big Scott's Comment
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If you passed any of the three parts of the CDL test, pre trip, yard/backing, road test, you may want to go with a company or school in MO so you don't have to retake passed parts. I'm with CFI based in Joplin MO, and Will Trans is practically across the street from Prime. Plus there are schools in the area. Good luck.


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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