Passed My All Of My Tests For My Permit.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well I passed all my DMV test yesterday and now have my permit. That was the easy part. The next part is remembering all you have to say for the pre-trip. We had two guys from the previous class fail the pre-trip. They didn't even get to do the Air Brakes test. Much less the backing and on the road test.

So I hope I don't have a "Brain Fart" and not remember what I have already learned.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks Jeremy.

Hurdle #2-Pre-trip. been studying, but so much to remember.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations! I was nervous on the pre trip part too, especially hearing stories about how tough the Illinois examiners are. It amazes me how once he started asking me the questions it all came to me and ended up being the only one in my class to not lose any points.

Bird-One's Comment
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Study with a partner if you can and say everything out loud while pointing too it. The instructor wants to see confidence if you knock out his first question like that you will be fine.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Yes we have been partnering up it seems to be a better fit than doing by yourself. But it will come I just have to get over the shock on much there is to have to say about some of the parts I'm pointing to. I can see the parts in my mind, it's just remembering in which order they come in.

It'll come to me we still have two and a half weeks to keep that in mind and the skills portion.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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I went to Walmart and bought myself a package of 3x5 index cards and a little ring bound holder for them. I wrote by hand everything for each step of the pre-trip, in the proper order and EXACTLY as written in the manual, and used that in my undevoted time. Including when I was at dinner, on down time during practical skills application in the training yard, and at home in "the library"...

Many adult education theory types say that putting a physical aspect to audio learning increases the amount of retention - whether that be the physical touching of components while you say it like Brian said, or writing the information while saying it. We tried to include a physicality to all of our training when I was responsible for that in a previous life. I found that all of the above were helpful for me during the ramp up to CDL testing, and was able to clear the pretrip verbalization without any issues.

Good luck to you.


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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