Houston Community College CDL School

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Old School's Comment
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Also, there's something odd I noticed. On I-45 southbound near the Be Someone Sign heading into downtown, there's LOTS of signs that say WARNING LOW CLEARANCE BRIDGES. But when you get to all the bridges, they're all 14'6 and higher. Even the warning sign says that. Why do they bother saying that if the maximum (non oversize) height limit in texas is 14 feet?

That's a "Texas" thing. You know how we Texans think everything is bigger in Texas, well they are funny about their bridges. In New York if I come to a bridge with no clearance signs, I just assume I can clear it. They don't even mark most of them if a legal truck can get under it. In Texas, they will mark a clearance that is 25 feet high!

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I can see it now. US75 in Dallas. CLEARANCE AHEAD 100 FT 6 IN

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I did more backing and pretrip practice today. Parallel was good. When I first did offset I didn't set the cones right from parallel, so my backwards space was 33 ft instead of 80. I did manage to offset park that after a few pull ups and improvises, but when I measured the distance correct it became super easy.

So of the people who tested today:

Person 1: Fail backing Person 2: Pass Person 3 : Pass Person 4 : Fail pre-trip Person 5 : Pass Person 6 : Pass backing, then I left before he got back from driving

I'm feeling pretty confident about tomorrow. Even if I fail driving, I know I should have pre-trip and backing down, and that's okay. That's 2/3 of the test gone.

G-Town's Comment
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Good luck tomorrow.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I did my entire pre trip with another student who passed and I did well hardly missing a thing.

Now I'm going to sit and relax for two hours and let come what may.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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As prime would say

TRIFECTA

Rob T.'s Comment
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Cant recall if you posted before, but whats next? where are you beginning your career?

Army 's Comment
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Congrats!!

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Cant recall if you posted before, but whats next? where are you beginning your career?

I think I'm going to begin my career at the pumpkin patch. When the recruiter for Schneider came, I gave them my information; I got a call from them while I was backing so I couldn't answer. About tomorrow or so I'll call them and start the application process.

I still need to get the certificate from the school and wait however long it takes for me to begin orientation. Hopefully that'll be long enough for me to get my actual physical license. I have my temporary right now and it's good for two months. It will be in Dallas which is close enough to me, and I have two family members in Mckinney.

Out of our class, 6/9 passed the first time. And one ran out of time to drive out, but he has not failed! It's been a good school.

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations!

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Safe travels. Good luck with Schneider's Road Training.

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