Anxiety And Stress

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Bumble B.'s Comment
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I'm in school here in lovely KCK and im doing well... Except for brutally murdering both blind- and see-side parallel in class. We get tested before we can take the state test to make sure we can pass it. The entire day before and half day before that I had been absolutely killing it (in a good way)! By the time it came for my test, I was so freaked out, I got midway through my maneuver and completely shut down. My mind went blank and all I could do was sit there and run out of time. The instructor called me out on it, all the instructors did. Every one if them KNEW I could and would pass on my first go, and I failed.

How do y'all put your anxiety and stress aside? How do y'all help yourselves stay calm?

Donna M.'s Comment
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I threw-up before taking mine. But once I got in the truck I just kept telling myself to breath. I made it through it. But there have been many more stressful times at shippers. Yesterday at General Mills we had to back down the street into the gate and then into the door in LA. Handling stress is as Important in this job as backing.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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On my test i talked to the examiner the whole time. i said everything out loud. i also looked at the backing as a puzzle. "how do i get this in the hole?"

the examiners WANT you to pass. plus they have a CDL and know what hou are going through. deep breaths....

good luck

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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