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Dan S.'s Comment
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Thanks Bram!!!

Dan S.'s Comment
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Been up before O'dark thirty working the High Road Trucking program and occasionally taking a break watching YouTube videos. Working on Trainin' My Brain!!

6 P's Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performerace.

I finally had to call it a day. I totally bombed my last review on HRT!!! 14 hours and my brains was saturated.

Did want to say the HRT program is OUT~FREAKING-STANDING!!

Took me a second for it to click in the setup. Once it did? The concept blew me away.

I'm just trying to do a first pass work through of the material for the CDP. (Average retention is about 20 %, sooooo if you want to approach 100% you need go over the material at least 5 times l)

I can see where a lot of people over thinking. It's all about process, procedure, and technique. I can see it's so simple it could be complicated.

If you want it to be.

K. I. S. S

KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID

Trying to stay busy as possible. Trying to stay focused. Grounded in the moment. Looking for the challenge.

Not too worried about the in processing into Prime. I did read something about a two step duck walk on the agility test. That ain't happening. Got a pin in my right thigh bone. I can get under the trailer and anywhere else, I just don't believe I can do a two step duck walk.

Cross that bridge when I get there

If anyone could, would point me to any threads as to why people get sent home from training (especially Prime) I'd appreciate it. Not worried about it. Just like to be as prepared as possible.

Again Thanks

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Did want to say the HRT program is OUT~FREAKING-STANDING!!

Took me a second for it to click in the setup. Once it did? The concept blew me away.

I'm just trying to do a first pass work through of the material for the CDP. (Average retention is about 20 %, sooooo if you want to approach 100% you need go over the material at least 5 times l)

Yeah, the High Road CDL Training Program is a lot more sophisticated than it would appear. It keeps track of all of the questions you answer and keeps reviewing the questions you need the most help with. Once you start getting those right it will replace those with others you're struggling with. So it adjusts to each student individually as they go along. Just run straight through the program and let the system give you more help where you need it.

It really is highly effective.

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan S.'s Comment
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Dan S.'s Comment
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It's really gave me a HUGH boast in confidence, even though I'm at an 88% which is UNSAT. But it's only my 1st past. I've got the next two weeks to work it for all of its work.

And you can bet your last bottom dollar I'm going to work it for. All its worth.

Once I get my permit? I'm going to work it for my CDL.

Like it was a newly found Gospel and the Pope just announced tomorrow is Judgement Day!

I was particularly impressed by an experience driver saying he went through it, and commented it refreshed his memory of things he'd forgotten!

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.
Dan S.'s Comment
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Checked in with my recruiter. Got my background check did & done. Sent over to the verifier.

Discussed what might get you sent home. No worries there I believe. I've a few dents and scratches, But overall I believe I'm good.

Now that I think about it, my last employment physical 6 years ago. The MD wrote that I was very healthy for my age! The job I just left, I walked an average of 9 to 11 miles a day according to my smart watch.

Just be glad to get to the other side of this.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Just got off the phone with my recruiter. Everything is a Go.

Get on the big grey dog Wednesday at 3:30 pm get to SL Thursday at 105 pm

Past the first hurdle

Old School's Comment
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Past the first hurdle

Congratulations! I'm saving the dancing bananas for your ultimate victory...

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Dan S.'s Comment
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Made it to Springfield, MO. Prine Inc and have to say I'm pretty impressed with the company and the training. Fast paced, but definitely top shelf.

Got through the agility test, back ground check ~ follow up. Got through the physical with a two year certification.

Vets with a DD214 only have a 9 month contractrioal obligation.

Completed most of this phase of training. Should test out on shifting tomorrow on the Sims. Have another shot at it Monday. But I believe I'll be OK. Just wish I had some more time to build up some more muscle memory.

We're going Monday and Tuesday for our permits.

I've been working the High Road Trucking, but got hung up on air brakes and don't know how to get pass it nor turn the review feature to "no" so as to move on to other materials in prep for the permit test Monday and Tuesday?

Guess I'll just have to go to the manual they issued us when we got here

Just wanted to give everyone a shout out and say thanks again for your help

Army 's Comment
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Dan

Congrats on your progress so far.

Chris

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