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Army 's Comment
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Good Afternoon, I found out that Brett has a APP in the Google Play story for practice tests and such. I am not sure if it is in iTunes, but I downloaded it, and thought hey, I always have my phone and it seems to give you different questions for the same category. This will help my Q&A for when I have free time and no computer. Reason I am posting this is that I "thought" i have be all over this website, but just found it today. THANKS BRETT

Retired Army (Almost)

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Yep, found this and now wish there was an app for the High Road CDL Training Program. good-luck-2.gif

This app runs great on Android systems (Galaxy S7 here.)

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yap, you can find the app here: CDL Practice Tests For Android

Wish there was an app for the High Road CDL Training Program

To be honest, there's no need for an app. To be more accurate, there's almost no need for any apps. I only created the one for practice tests to get something on the android app store. The exact same thing is right here on the website:

CDL Practice Tests

The app on the store and the app on the website are identical. Actually the one on the website is better because it has more questions. That's why I didn't make anymore apps - it's a huge waste of time. It's just better to build the app into the website. That way I can make updates anytime I like and you guys will get the new version right away. No need to download anything from the app stores and use up your data plan.

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.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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The app on the store and the app on the website are identical. Actually the one on the website is better because it has more questions. That's why I didn't make anymore apps - it's a huge waste of time. It's just better to build the app into the website. That way I can make updates anytime I like and you guys will get the new version right away. No need to download anything from the app stores and use up your data plan.

Well, as for the High Road CDL Training Program here on the site, this thing just kicks so much ass! I love the extra notes I find planted at various key locations, the quiz at the end of each page, and even the "review" process (which I've gotten stuck with twice now!) It's just the right amount of information, hints, and feedback.

Also, I've got a CDL manual in PDF form that I had started out with before finding the High Road CDL Training Program here on the site, and even though the manual is almost identical to what's here, there is just no fair comparison between that bland book of pages versus the interactive process here on the site.

The only reason I wished for an app for THR is becasuse it would allow me offline access for those few times I lack WiFi access. On the other hand, the website keeps my stats and lets me actually see my study progress. And the existing app works great for lighter practice.

I'm quite grateful for THR training opportunity. It has essentially catapulted my learning miles ahead of where I would be otherwise.

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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.

TWIC:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Ralph D.'s Comment
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Since this is my first post I guess I need to make a thread introducing myself now but......

I agree an app of the high road would be nice for those times when you don't have service. Or is the site version available offline?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Since this is my first post I guess I need to make a thread introducing myself now but......

I agree an app of the high road would be nice for those times when you don't have service. Or is the site version available offline?

Hey, Ralph, welcome to the site! (Or, judging by the date you joined, welcome to your first post!)

Are you considering a career in trucking or have you been studying here? I'm currently studying and hoping to arrive at training in about 14 days. And though I ask a lot of questions, it's always great reading other people's questions on here because they often ask things I don't think to ask.

Either way, welcome!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I agree an app of the high road would be nice for those times when you don't have service

The problem is that offline access would eliminate the most powerful aspect of the High Road which is the review system. See, every time you turn in a set of questions the score goes into the database and I recalculate all of your scores from the very beginning of the program. Then, when you load the next page I will load the questions from the next page along with a set of questions for review that you need the most help with right now. If you were offline I wouldn't be able to enter your questions, recalculate your scores, and come up with a new set of high priority review questions with each page.

Those high priority review questions are what makes the program so effective. It's able to adjust to each student individually in real time as you go through the program. It knows what you're good at, and where you're struggling, so the questions you're reviewing are the ones you need the most help with. Once you've figured out the answers to the ones you were struggling with they get set aside for new high priority questions.

So it's worth waiting until you're online to use it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Yeah, I notice I struggled with a few questions and continously got asked them until I got them right a few times in a row...much appreciated Brett.

Ralph D.'s Comment
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The problem is that offline access would eliminate the most powerful aspect of the High Road which is the review system.

Didn't realize that wouldn't be available offline and definitely would defeat the purpose. Thanks for the explanation I have wondered for awhile.

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