Failed First Attempt At (TEXAS) Written Exam...

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Why did TEXAS DPS give me questions about flags on ropes, bus safety checks, etc.?

Any questions they asked that weren't covered in the High Road were part of that section 14 that Texas has in the Texas CDL Manual. They ask a bunch of questions about lighting and flags and all sorts of stuff. I've never even read that section myself so I'm not sure what's in there.

If you look at the table of contents of the Texas CDL manual, the very last section is called, "Special Requirements for Texas Commercial Motor Vehicles" - it's section 14 - that's only for Texas and it's not covered in the High Road.

There's also a "school bus" section which some states have, some do not. I don't know if that's required for the CDL permit or only for a special School Bus Endorsement but that section is not in the High Road either.

All of the rest of it is.

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.

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
Old School's Comment
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In Texas they randomly throw questions from sections 14 and school bus requirements into the general knowledge portion of testing. When taking the test, it's better to just skip a question if you aren't sure about the answer. That question will come back up later if you need it to get to your passing percentage. At least that's the way it worked way back in the day when I tested in Texas. Once you get enough questions right for a passing score, the test stops and moves onto the next section. That's a better strategy than guessing at an answer.

Kitty's Pal's Comment
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In Texas they randomly throw questions from sections 14 and school bus requirements into the general knowledge portion of testing. When taking the test, it's better to just skip a question if you aren't sure about the answer. That question will come back up later if you need it to get to your passing percentage. At least that's the way it worked way back in the day when I tested in Texas. Once you get enough questions right for a passing score, the test stops and moves onto the next section. That's a better strategy than guessing at an answer.

Thanks so much for the help, however, there is no skip option any longer. God only knows how many I would have skipped :-)

My last test was 20 questions with 14 needed to be correct. The only options were, confirm answer/change answer.

I just think I'll review BUS and Chapter 14 until the cows come home Wednesday night and refresh the other sections spontaneously throughout.

Kitty's Pal's Comment
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

I was a nervous wreck this afternoon going back to take my CDL. So bad in fact that felt like hurling.

Results were pretty "ok" in my book.

Texas Knowledge (18/20)

General Knowledge (41/50)

Air Brakes (20/20)

Combination (24/25)

I can't thank you all enough.

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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.
Splitter's Comment
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

I was a nervous wreck this afternoon going back to take my CDL. So bad in fact that felt like hurling.

Results were pretty "ok" in my book.

Texas Knowledge (18/20)

General Knowledge (41/50)

Air Brakes (20/20)

Combination (24/25)

I can't thank you all enough.

dancing-banana.gif

Congrats! Good on you for putting in the effort. Keep that mindset cause it’s gonna be real handy out here. Good luck with training & your CDL exam!

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.
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