Failed Air Brakes Today

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I forgot to release the brakes on the Air Brakes test today. So I have to wait two days before they can reschedule my test again. "The Spring Pop out Test" I know better than that. But it happened. I was stressing that I was going to wind up getting this lady named Patty for the examiner. She will fail you if any wording that is not on her "cheat sheet". Guess what? She was my examiner. Bad luck! We had 4 people test today. Two failed, one passed and I don't know about the fourth guy 'cause he tested after I went back to the yard. They other guy failed the parallel. So at least he got past the pre-trip.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That is a though way to fail, but shake it off and come back stronger next time. Ignore the examiner and focus on what you know.

I know I was super nervous about the same thing, I was told by the two different schools I attended that this one examiner is a real stickler for saying everything a certain way. I got all tongue tied and he let me take a second and restart. Some how I ended up being the only one in my class to get a 100% on the pre-trip.

Don's Comment
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Don't beat yourself too much. I failed my first air-brake portion of the pre-trip. I had done well during school, but that portion of the pre-trip kept snagging me. Practice, practice, practice going through the steps, preferably in the cab. Doing so until it is "automatic" in ylur mind will help you in your next attempt.

Mike H.'s Comment
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When I was learning for my airbrake test,I had a hard time remembering the steps,and what to say.At my sister's suggestion.I wrote it down from memory and checked it.I corrected my mistakes,then wrote it down a few more times during the week and I was able to pass the test on my first try.

This method may or may not work for you,but it helped me tremendously.

Good luck

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks guys. I know what to say, it was just a miserable trailer pre-trip. I forgot the trailer torsion bar altogether so I was still focused on it. But your right I will just shake it off and concentrate on doing better next time.

Splitter's Comment
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Yeah, I can see how missing something will throw you off your game. Realistically though, it was only one point off your score which is still passing. Try to be more focused on passing rather than being perfect. Good luck on this phase & the rest of your exam.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Hope to be testing next week again. And hope I don't get that same lady. She like to fail would be truckers for some reason. That is what my trainer said.

One of our female students got shot down today, she was using her own phone for the air leakage test and he told that his clock only had 30 seconds on it and that she failed. So one of the trainers who was down there went to protest the decision and the DMV manager said that she would test her herself next appointment time. Some are on a real power trip. But because they are "State Workers" they can't be fired for being sexist.

Anyway she bounce back. She has really tried hard to get all of this stuff done to support herself and her kid. These harda**** will get theirs. We may not see it, but it will happen. What comes around, goes around.

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