Failed My Road Test

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Jc C.'s Comment
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Passed everything but Just failed my road test twice!Tester said i think way aheadtoo far but my instructor said t be ready for all hazards new to the profession im bummed any tips?


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.

ironmike's Comment
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Jc C, It's not possible to help unless you give more information. "Thinking way ahead too far" is not a failure by itself. What did you do or not do that caused you to fail your drive test in your examiners words?

Tip#1 It is very important to look ahead 3 city blocks in the city and 3/4 miles on the freeway. This is a must. But, don't forget about what is right in front of you as well. Example, don't be looking 3 blocks ahead of you and not see the curb and run over the curb right in front of you.

Tip #2 The drive test is kinda like multi tasking. You have a lot going on at the same time. If you are 99% focused on the gears, then chances are you may forget other things such as looking at traffic ahead of you and in the mirrors, or forgetting to signal or cancel your signal, or getting your stop nice and smooth before the limit line or crosswalk.

The more you practice, the better you will become and more it will all come together.

Keep at it. Keep fighting for it. Don't give up and quit. You got this. You'll get it. good-luck.gif

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Say aloud what you see and do so.the examiner knows you know what you are doing. "weight limit sign 60 tons, slow down and look both ways at railroad dont shift, watching that white car at stop.sign, black truck tailgating me"

dont wear dark pants so it is easier for him to see you double clutch. wear a hat and exaggerate yoir head movements so he can see you looking in mirrors... but if you tell him what you see he will already know. saying it calmed me.down. and remember those guys want you to pass, so try to calm your nerves.

and read my article...

Failed the CDL Exam? Dont Sweat it



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.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Sorry to hear! I'm interested to know more information, as thinking to far ahead can't be the only problem. Are you having problems with shifting(if you're testing on a manual), did you hit a curb, stall the truck? confused.gif

But keep your head up high, you'll pass it next time! And I wish you the best of luck. good-luck.gif

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