Nervous About Getting My CDL

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Viola T.'s Comment
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I'm a 63 year old retired RN. Got sick of the nursing career and retired early. About a year ago I reconnected with my ex husband who is owner/operator and recently incorporated his own trucking company. I've been in the truck with him for about 6 weeks now, crisscrossing the country and he would like us to be team drivers. I have been studying the CDL manual and passed three out of 5 categories on the written exam. I was devastated that I didn't pass them all. I had no background in trucking at all, so I think that I expected too much of myself the first time around. My ex husband is going to teach me how to drive, but I'm super anxious about being able to pass the remaining written tests and the skills exam. Anybody else not pass the written the first time around?

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Why don't you try studying the High Road CDL Training Program

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I studied the high road for about a week, constantly doing it. i passed the first time. the backing test was a different story, but you have a great and patient trainer with you.....one you can hit woth a pillow if he loses patience!!

and you keep your patience too. dont get frustrated just breathe and practice some more. keep working the high road. you will get it

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