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Don's Comment
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5/22/18, Day17

Today, 3 classmates took their tests. All 3 passed the pre-trip and parking. The first one out failed his drive due to "riding the clutch, missing gears and downshifting". He is Puerto Rican with little English skills, so I cannot speculate more. The other two passed all 3 phases. We practiced parallel and offsets all day while the others took their tests. I did not do well today on parallel for whatever reasons. Just chalk it up to a "bad day". I go first tomorrow, bright and early at 7:30am. I am not sure if I will sleep well tonight or not.

Big Scott's Comment
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Just relax and breath. You Wil do well.

Don's Comment
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I don't know if I'll relax, but I think I will breathe. Lol.

Just relax and breath. You Wil do well.

Big Scott's Comment
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I have faith in you. Call if I can help.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Good luck Don. I enjoy reading your diary. Totally agree with what you and the others say about differences in trainers and instructors. Some want you to make the turn in third others say you should be doing it in 4th.

The students all joke about this... Especially when it comes to backing... Each one has their own way of doing it and it can get really confusing and get into your head.

When it comes to the DOT test, A couple tell me the testers want to see if you can double down... A couple others tell me never Double Down it gives you a chance to fail go down one gear at a time. I guess you have to do what you think is right from our very short driving experiences and what we know we can do... Safely.

Keep chugging away guys good luck and God bless to all of you.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Chuck 's Comment
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Good luck tomorrow. Make that turn I told you about. Did you see my response??

Don's Comment
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Chuck, I did not see your response.

Good luck tomorrow. Make that turn I told you about. Did you see my response??

Don's Comment
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Well, I failed the air brake portion of my pre-trip. I did not press hard enough on the pedal (needs to be above 100psi) during the air pressure loss test and I started too soon with the one minute timing test. Everything else was fine. Retest tomorrow.

Old School's Comment
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I failed the air brake portion of my pre-trip.

Don't let it bother you Don. You know what you did wrong, and you know what to do next time. It has no effect on your future career. It's like a fly on the wall. It's nagging you just because it's there, but it will soon be gone.

Turtle's Comment
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Sorry to hear that Don. I've been following along and have anxiously awaited the results.

Don't sweat it, you'll nail it tomorrow. They don't put your scores on your license, so none of it will matter once you pass. You got it.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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