CRST - Training Adventures In Cedar Rapids

Topic 22473 | Page 11

Page 11 of 21 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Don's Comment
member avatar

Hang in there, Jeremy. You can do this.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
member avatar

Well, it's Thursday. I passed my backing exam today just before lunch. And then shortly after lunch I was sent out with a DOT examiner to do my road test. And I failed the road test today. No excuses, it was all me!

But for one, tomorrow is a new day. And for two, the only thing standing between me and my license is a ROAD TEST! That's it, that's all!

I am sooooooo alright with this that I can't even explain it. The road test is the least of my worries. I am really beside myself with happiness today!

Not much else to add for today. But it really was a good day!

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.

Don's Comment
member avatar

You beat the backing demons, Jeremy. Good luck on your next road test.

Well, it's Thursday. I passed my backing exam today just before lunch. And then shortly after lunch I was sent out with a DOT examiner to do my road test. And I failed the road test today. No excuses, it was all me!

But for one, tomorrow is a new day. And for two, the only thing standing between me and my license is a ROAD TEST! That's it, that's all!

I am sooooooo alright with this that I can't even explain it. The road test is the least of my worries. I am really beside myself with happiness today!

Not much else to add for today. But it really was a good day!

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.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
member avatar

Well, it's Thursday. I passed my backing exam today just before lunch. And then shortly after lunch I was sent out with a DOT examiner to do my road test. And I failed the road test today. No excuses, it was all me!

But for one, tomorrow is a new day. And for two, the only thing standing between me and my license is a ROAD TEST! That's it, that's all!

I am sooooooo alright with this that I can't even explain it. The road test is the least of my worries. I am really beside myself with happiness today!

Not much else to add for today. But it really was a good day!

I hate to stir up the bees in the hive here but what went wrong on your road test today?

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.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
member avatar
I hate to stir up the bees in the hive here but what went wrong on your road test today?

I got hit for primarily two things. One was a car that cut me off as I was waiting for an opening in cross traffic so I could get onto the highway. Traffic was thick on the other side, and I stopped short of the intersection so I didn't block it. Turns out I was supposed to block it even though I couldn't turn.

Then a little white car darted across that got off the highway and because I was just sitting there, apparently I gave up my right-of-way because I couldn't turn into cross-traffic. Also seems I was impeding traffic because there was a car behind me waiting to enter the highway, too.

Now, the instructors have told me repeatedly that if you see traffic coming and you have to ask if you have time to cross, then you already have your answer.

That was the majority of what got me. I think I went too slow through a construction zone on the highway, but I don't remember the speed. I was still stuck on impeding traffic, giving up a right of way, even though it wasn't safe to cross.

I accept the responsibility for these things. I just have more re-reading and studying to cover things I thought I was familiar with. There is sense here that I just don't see yet. No worries, I'll figure it out soon and test again.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
member avatar

Well, failed the road test again today. Very challenging turn returning to the school. It's normally a very easy turn, except when the random car appears at the stop sign on the right. In that case, there's really no way to not hit the curb.

If you stop to let them out, you are giving up your right away and impeding traffic. If you take the turn wide you will come nose to nose with the car, which will either be a wreck or bullying that car. Not one instructor can say more than, "Yup, that's a tough one." LMAO! I pretty much already know that.
rofl-2.gif

So, today is done. Tomorrow is a new day!
smile.gif

Nolan's Comment
member avatar

Jeremy! Third time is a charm, you can do this:)!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
member avatar

Congrats! Two down one to go. You can do it.

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Well, failed the road test again today. Very challenging turn returning to the school. It's normally a very easy turn, except when the random car appears at the stop sign on the right. In that case, there's really no way to not hit the curb.

If you stop to let them out, you are giving up your right away and impeding traffic. If you take the turn wide you will come nose to nose with the car, which will either be a wreck or bullying that car. Not one instructor can say more than, "Yup, that's a tough one." LMAO! I pretty much already know that.
rofl-2.gif

So, today is done. Tomorrow is a new day!
smile.gif

Jeremy...rock and a hard place? It might seem to be the case...

"Road sense"; with signal on, slowly start into your turn (wide RH button hook) and wave the car through so you have the space to complete the turn. Really no other way; I deal with it all... the... time...

You mentioned something about having a "sense" in one of your threads in the General forum. This is a good example. Surveying, scanning the intersection as you approach it and create a plan to execute the required turn.

The sense (road sense) you mentioned is developed over time, with repetition, experience and requires more than a year to become truly intuitive. It's a process that never really ends.

The other thing is; try not to dwell on things like this as you continue driving. The real-time focus can never be distracted or compromised due to a prior event or mistake.

I still collect my thoughts after every drive to self-evaluate and go through the previous day's situations and events. I do this to determine if I handed things correctly, identifying any response that require a future adjustment or correction. While I am driving, my focus is always in the moment, not on something that occurred 10 miles ago.

Don's Comment
member avatar

If this "Nervous Nelly" can do it, I know you can too. You WILL pass your next drive. Find that curb on Google maps and study it from all angles. That's what I did with the turn in Neosho that was a concern.

Page 11 of 21 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More