CR England: End Of The Road, What Comes Next

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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Where do I begin? I failed CR England truck driving school. The parallel parking did me in. Today I tested for the 5th time. I did straight back and the off set maneuver perfectly. Then it came to the parallel and things went south. I found out later I started my initial turn too soon and second mistake was not pulling forward enough. Needless to say I gave it 110% and it wasn't enough. I came close to pulling it off but not close enough. I am devastate, angry, depressed, bitter, sad. I am basically the only one from my class who tested multiple times and didn't pass, I am embarrassed to say. I guess I could go on rant about what an awful school CR England is and how they failed me. I won't. I remember starting here my first week and attending my first pre trip inspection training class. I remember thinking there is no way I could remember all those parts of a truck and trailer. I went to every available class I could and by Friday of that first week I was confident enough not only could I name enough parts on the engine part of the pre trip inspection portion of the exam (form A) to pass, but I was certain if necessary I could build that engine from the ground up. It was a bit nerve wracking taking the truck out the first time to learn turns and driving on city streets. My first two times with my first road instructor didn't go very well, personality wise we didn't click. Nice enough guy just a little high strung. I was put with a new road instructor. I went back and retrained on basic and advanced turns and passed with flying colors. Then came the first time driving a tractor and trailer on the highway. It was absolutely the most terrifying and exciting thing I have ever done. No actually becoming a father was probably the most terrifying and exciting thing I have ever done. But for learning a new skill. Driving a truck for the first time on a high way was by far the most absolutely terrifying, exciting and challenging job skill I tried to learn first time out I scored an 84. The last I tested I scored a 74 (which I wanted to fight because I thought I did much better.) So while I am angry and bitter about the out come. I am now focused on what is next? For starters I will be giving a bus ticket back to las vegas. The greyhound ride of shame. My primary goal after getting home will be getting a job. I am going too look into becoming a courier driver. I have seen one that runs from las vegas to California nightly I might check into. I know for a fact after driving a tractor trailer on the highway even if it was only twice. I simply can not go back to working in an office environment. I want to be on the road traveling place to place. So for now my truck driving career has come to a halt. I know this the career I want to do. I am just trying to figure out the next step. Wait a few months or a year and try again? Start calling other schools explain my situation and see if someone might give me another chance or hang up the towel??? The last one isn't an option for me or my family. So ends my time with CR England

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.
millionmiler24's Comment
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Where do I begin? I failed CR England truck driving school. The parallel parking did me in. Today I tested for the 5th time. I did straight back and the off set maneuver perfectly. Then it came to the parallel and things went south. I found out later I started my initial turn too soon and second mistake was not pulling forward enough. Needless to say I gave it 110% and it wasn't enough. I came close to pulling it off but not close enough. I am devastate, angry, depressed, bitter, sad. I am basically the only one from my class who tested multiple times and didn't pass, I am embarrassed to say. I guess I could go on rant about what an awful school CR England is and how they failed me. I won't. I remember starting here my first week and attending my first pre trip inspection training class. I remember thinking there is no way I could remember all those parts of a truck and trailer. I went to every available class I could and by Friday of that first week I was confident enough not only could I name enough parts on the engine part of the pre trip inspection portion of the exam (form A) to pass, but I was certain if necessary I could build that engine from the ground up. It was a bit nerve wracking taking the truck out the first time to learn turns and driving on city streets. My first two times with my first road instructor didn't go very well, personality wise we didn't click. Nice enough guy just a little high strung. I was put with a new road instructor. I went back and retrained on basic and advanced turns and passed with flying colors. Then came the first time driving a tractor and trailer on the highway. It was absolutely the most terrifying and exciting thing I have ever done. No actually becoming a father was probably the most terrifying and exciting thing I have ever done. But for learning a new skill. Driving a truck for the first time on a high way was by far the most absolutely terrifying, exciting and challenging job skill I tried to learn first time out I scored an 84. The last I tested I scored a 74 (which I wanted to fight because I thought I did much better.) So while I am angry and bitter about the out come. I am now focused on what is next? For starters I will be giving a bus ticket back to las vegas. The greyhound ride of shame. My primary goal after getting home will be getting a job. I am going too look into becoming a courier driver. I have seen one that runs from las vegas to California nightly I might check into. I know for a fact after driving a tractor trailer on the highway even if it was only twice. I simply can not go back to working in an office environment. I want to be on the road traveling place to place. So for now my truck driving career has come to a halt. I know this the career I want to do. I am just trying to figure out the next step. Wait a few months or a year and try again? Start calling other schools explain my situation and see if someone might give me another chance or hang up the towel??? The last one isn't an option for me or my family. So ends my time with CR England

If you are open to teamin, give CRST a shot.

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.
Big Scott's Comment
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Call CFI. Your trucking career isn't over. You didn't fail. You hit a bump in the road. CFI sends their students to one of two private schools. There is no cost to you. Pick your head up and walk proudly. You have come a long way. There was an article by Rainy D that just posted yesterday, in the general section, about this. Always remember that failures are the rungs on the ladder to success. Good luck.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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And then came crst

millionmiler24's Comment
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And then came crst

Are you currently at NADTA in Cedar Rapids now?

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