CDL + All Endorsements... Passed!

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ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Just got home from a 5 hour day at the DMV. Took 4 hours after getting my little paper ticket to hand in my paperwork for my CDL and all endorsements. Passed all the tests in a mere 30 minutes (was it 5 tests total? kind of a blur now).

Got to say I was insanely overly prepared thanks to the CDL training materials on this site... lol. I was sitting there for 4 hours shaking thinking I will forgot everything once that computer screen turns on. But alas I did not get 1 question wrong out of the 150 or whatever total questions across all the tests!

Thanks Brett for the training materials and everyone for answering my questions and being so friendly.

Funny story... after I got my permit I went to the State Police to get my fingerprints taken for the HazMat Security Assessment and apparently my fingers don't like to be printed. The trooper could barely get a reading on my fingerprints and we tried for over an hour. Eventually he said he'll them to the FBI anyway and see what they say. I hope I don't have to go back there to get reprinted...

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Old School's Comment
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dancing-dog.gif CONGRATS! dancing-dog.gif

Another testament to the High Road Training Program Take the high road, it will always get you where you want to be.

Keep up the good job and keep us informed on how things are going for you.

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.
G MAN's Comment
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Just got home from a 5 hour day at the DMV. Took 4 hours after getting my little paper ticket to hand in my paperwork for my CDL and all endorsements. Passed all the tests in a mere 30 minutes (was it 5 tests total? kind of a blur now).

Got to say I was insanely overly prepared thanks to the materials on this site... lol. I was sitting there for 4 hours shaking thinking I will forgot everything once that computer screen turns on. But alas I did not get 1 question wrong out of the 150 or whatever total questions across all the tests!

Thanks Brett for the training materials and everyone for answering my questions and being so friendly.

Funny story... after I got my permit I went to the State Police to get my fingerprints taken for the HazMat Security Assessment and apparently my fingers don't like to be printed. The trooper could barely get a reading on my fingerprints and we tried for over an hour. Eventually he said he'll them to the FBI anyway and see what they say. I hope I don't have to go back there to get reprinted...

Way to go! dancing.gif

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Starcar's Comment
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Now THATS a success story !!! Congratulations !!!

Your prints wouldn't read...weird...I've done hundreds of prints when I was a LEO...And the only ones I've had go bad, were on a guy who had been badly burned as a child...Have you been sanding your fingers lately ??????????

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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I try to keep the sanding down to only once a month nowadays. Just kidding lol. The trooper told me that the only time he had this happen was with a homeless guy he had to print. That didn't make me feel any better hah.

Trooper said my fingers are too dry and cracked. We tried running my hands under warm water, using lotion, rubbing my fingertips together, and so on... nothing worked. I guess I will just have to wait and see. It was one of those digital fingerprint machines, so maybe I'll have to go back and do it the old fashioned way.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Got to say I was insanely overly prepared thanks to the materials on this site... lol. I was sitting there for 4 hours shaking thinking I will forgot everything once that computer screen turns on. But alas I did not get 1 question wrong out of the 150 or whatever total questions across all the tests!

Oh my God that is awesome!!! dancing-dog.gifrofl-2.gif

I almost lost my coffee when I read that - absolutely fantastic!!!

Now that you're thoroughly prepared with the CDL Manual, the real hard part begins. You haven't touched the Logbook or Weight & Balance sections yet so get to it! Those sections are not covered in the CDL manual nor are they covered well at all by the schools but you're going to use that stuff daily in your travels and you're going to kick yourself if you don't learn that stuff now.

And for those who are wondering, he's 62% of the way through the training program with a 96% score and only 2 halts which is really fantastic!

But alas, the toughest part lies ahead. That logbook section is going to give you fits. It gives everyone fits.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Yeah I am going to start looking at those sections soon. I probably won't start school until end of April so I am going to take it slow and steady so I can really absorb it all.

Again, thanks for providing the materials. They are great.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
John R.'s Comment
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Hey I just took my test at the dmv and passed the general knowledge air brakes and combo but because I have have had good luck with this site I am now studying for tanker and double/triples this is the best site that i have found thanks jmrevell

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome John! We always recommend getting all of the endorsements so you don't limit your potential job opportunities in the future.

Wine Taster's Comment
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ROFL! I passed all mine yesterday as well! It was buried in another thread I had started. It seems, we are moving along at the same pace. I had finished all the sections of the High Road training through tanker. Did all the test and it was roughly 150 of them. Think I missed three. Two of those were stupid mistakes where I misread the question. When it said I was wrong, I was like DOH! CDL - A + all endorsements except hazmat which I am working on.

Anyways, you did great and congratz! So many people are having success with the High Road training.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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