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Larry B. 's Comment
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I'm about 9 months out until I retire and can finally start my next career as a truck driver. I started the high road training a couple days ago. Is that too soon do you think? Can it be reset so I can do it again when it gets closer to the time I take my permit test? I'm just anxious to get started.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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You can reset it. I did a couple times, as I was preparing for my 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.
Mike H.'s Comment
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I've reset mine as well

Big Scott's Comment
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Same here. Went through it, then reset and started over.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's perfectly fine to restart the program anytime you like but keep one thing in mind........the most powerful aspect of the program is the review system. What it does is go through all of your scores each time you submit a new set of answers and figures out which questions you need the most help with. It lists them in terms of priority, and the next page you load will contain the highest priority questions you need to review. That might mean you've only seen the question one time. It might mean you've missed it more often than you've missed other questions.

There's a whole algorithm I've setup to figure out which ones you should review next. So the entire system adapts in real time to each student individually. Maybe you struggle with Hazmat - you'll be reviewing more of those Hazmat questions. Maybe you struggle with math - you'll see more of those math questions. Maybe you've missed this one particular question twice now - you'll see that question a few more times.

If you reset the program it also resets that review system so you're starting over without the system having any prior knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses. And that's perfectly fine. The system will start again and create a new priority list of review questions based on how you're doing now.

Just wanted you to be aware of how the program works.


Hazardous Materials

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


Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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There's a whole algorithm I've setup to figure out which ones you should review next. So the entire system adapts in real time to each student individually.

Hindsight is 20/20

You might have told me this before, but if you did, I wish I remembered.

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