I Don't Get It ...High Road Training Halt

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Keith G.'s Comment
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I understand the concept behind the"halt" on the online study course but what good does it do to say"you have been halted because you are x for x on question number whatever, please don't guess we can read your mind and know that you are not learning anything from this program" when the questions are not numbered.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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what good does it do to say"you have been halted because you are x for x on question number whatever [...] when the questions are not numbered.

rofl-3.gif I've been waiting forever for someone to mention that!

Keith, Old School nailed it. Not only does each review question have that yellow button that allows you to look up the answer, but after your quiz is graded you can click on the "correct" and "incorrect" buttons to review the questions you've just completed. It will show you the correct answer.

So make sure you look up the answers before answering each question and then review each question you missed before moving on to the next set.

The reason I don't tell you exactly which question you're struggling with is because people will become overly-focused on certain questions when in reality they're all equally important. Not only that, but you're being given the correct answer to each question when the quiz is graded. So you know which questions you've missed and which ones you're getting correct if you're doing the reviews.

I built that training program and like Old School said it's really sophisticated. Nothing in there was done accidentally, including the point you mentioned about not numbering the questions. The entire system was designed to make people look up the answers over and over again so you'll learn through repetition. And the reason it's so strict as far as being halted is because:

1) There's no sense in moving on to new material until you've shown you have a good grip on the materials you've already been presented.

2) Getting an answer wrong is like taking a step backwards because now you've reinforced the wrong answer in your mind. So the halt gives the system the opportunity to make you review that question a couple of times to force the wrong answer out of your mind and reinforce the correct answer. So learning becomes far more efficient when you simply get all of the answers correct. That's the goal. That way you're reinforcing the correct answer right from the start and there's no need for extra repetition.

You're doing awesome with the course so keep pushing on! The system is highly effective. You're going to know your stuff by the time you're finished with it.

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Old School's Comment
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Keith, that training program is so far advanced over any other program I have ever seen. Trust me, if you just keep plugging away at it you will ace your exams. Countless people have cruised right through those tests with ease due to the High Road Training Program. The repetition and review questions are based on the programs ability to recognize where you're weaknesses are, that's why you don't want to be guessing - that just throws things off as far as getting the benefit of the proper review questions.

The program tells you where to find the answer to the question, and it's best to click on that part and review that section before answering the question - it's not cheating, it's just reinforcement of the proper response. It really is a powerful way to retain a large amount of material in a relatively short time of exposure to it. You're getting sidetracked with the numbering of the questions, don't worry about that. As long as you start giving the proper responses enough times, in the area that you are weak, the halt will be lifted and you will be able to continue.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great Answer!
There was a thing or two I liked about it better. Like being able to take a complete test all at once and getting a score

What site were you at? I'd like to check it out.

Our High Road Training Program has 700 questions built in. If you'd like to sit down and rifle through all of them at once I'd be happy to set that up for ya. But you better pack a lunch - you're going to be there for a while.

And our system scores each quiz as you go. So I'm not sure what the benefit would be to doing one gigantic test all at once as opposed to a dozen or so questions at a time.

Oh, and we do have just the questions themselves separate from the training program. You can find those here:

High Road Training Program Questions Only

It's the same questions & answer and the same scoring system. It just doesn't record your scores anywhere. It's for practice, basically.

And we have those same questions in a free Android App called CDL Test Questions. There's no iPhone version right now. There may be someday, but not anytime soon.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Great Answer!

Keith, getting 100% on one section doesn't lift the halt. The system is going to be throwing in a review question or two at you each time you test on a page, and until you've satisfied the requirements of the algorithms built into the system to recognize where you are weakest the halt remains in place. Keep at it, the more you get every question correct the halt will be lifted.

I remember getting halted about six or seven times when going through that thing, and wanting to throw my laptop at the wall! But because of that exposure to so much information I was the first person at the driving school I attended to ever score 100% on a final evaluation they gave us that was designed to help them see how well they were teaching their students.

Hang in there! It will drive you nuts, but it will make sure that you are prepared properly.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Great Answer!

Keith, I think after thinking further about this you are simply not understanding the question. You seem to be a little short on patience and that is probably what's causing your snag. The questions are sometimes worded in such a way that you have to read them carefully. The very simple reason they are done this way is because that is exactly how they are often times in the actual state exams. They want to see if you are paying attention and understand the little nuances about the rules. If you just race through the question and don't really understand what it is asking you for then you are doomed to answer it incorrectly, you may even be able to quote the answer you gave from the manual, but if that's not what the question is asking you for then you still haven't gotten the answer correct.

Now, we have occasionally had someone find a mistake in the system and we are thankful for them pointing it out to us. If you would be so kind as to quote the question that is snagging you up Brett would be able to determine what's happening here and maybe help you move forward. So if you could do that for us we would appreciate it greatly.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great Answer!

For every Brett, Old School and Daniel there are a thousand Keiths out there.

Ain't that the truth!

Ok, I went into the system to find the questions Keith is talking about so we can get this straightened out.

Question # 213: Which of the following statements about Parking Brake Controls is false?

A) On older vehicles, the parking brakes may be controlled by a lever

B) All of these statements are true

C) You apply the parking brakes using a circle-shaped, red knob

D) You pull the knob out to put the parking brakes (spring brakes) on.

The correct answer is C because it is indeed false - you do not apply the parking brakes using a circle-shaped, red knob. Here's the explanation copied and pasted from the CDL manual itself:

Parking Brake Controls - In newer vehicles with air brakes, you apply the parking brakes using a diamond-shaped, yellow, push-pull control knob. You pull the knob out to put the parking brakes (spring brakes) on, and push it in to release them. On older vehicles, the parking brakes may be controlled by a lever. Use the parking brakes whenever you park.

Caution: Never push the brake pedal down when the spring brakes are on. If you do, the brakes could be damaged by the combined forces of the springs and the air pressure. Many brake systems are designed so this will not happen. But not all systems are set up that way, and those that are may not always work. It is much better to develop the habit of not pushing the brake pedal down when the spring brakes are on.

Question # 204: Which of the following is true about Supply Pressure Gauges?

A) These gauges tell you how much pressure is in the air tanks

B) If the vehicle has a dual air brake system, there will be a gauge for each half of the system (or a single gauge with two needles)

C) All of these answers are true

D) All air-brake vehicles have a pressure gauge connected to the air tank

The correct answer is C because all of those are true. Here's the explanation copied and pasted straight out of the CDL manual itself:

All air-brake vehicles have a pressure gauge connected to the air tank. If the vehicle has a dual air brake system, there will be a gauge for each half of the system (or a single gauge with two needles). These gauges tell you how much pressure is in the air tanks.

So there you have it. Keith, our system is correct. I'm afraid your answers were wrong.

Keith, I get private emails all the time from people asking me to explain certain questions from our training program. It's a tough system and there's a lot of tricky questions. But instead of being appreciative and respectful of what we're trying to do here to help people like yourself you decided to come here publicly to try to humiliate not only me, but more importantly the awesome people that come here every day trying to learn more about the industry or help others get their career underway. And for what? All you had to do was ask me for an explanation. That's what I'm here for. That's what we do.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Great Answer!

Keith, that training program is so far advanced over any other program I have ever seen. Trust me, if you just keep plugging away at it you will ace your exams. Countless people have cruised right through those tests with ease due to the High Road Training Program. The repetition and review questions are based on the programs ability to recognize where you're weaknesses are, that's why you don't want to be guessing - that just throws things off as far as getting the benefit of the proper review questions.

The program tells you where to find the answer to the question, and it's best to click on that part and review that section before answering the question - it's not cheating, it's just reinforcement of the proper response. It really is a powerful way to retain a large amount of material in a relatively short time of exposure to it. You're getting sidetracked with the numbering of the questions, don't worry about that. As long as you start giving the proper responses enough times, in the area that you are weak, the halt will be lifted and you will be able to continue.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar
Best Answer!

what good does it do to say"you have been halted because you are x for x on question number whatever [...] when the questions are not numbered.

rofl-3.gif I've been waiting forever for someone to mention that!

Keith, Old School nailed it. Not only does each review question have that yellow button that allows you to look up the answer, but after your quiz is graded you can click on the "correct" and "incorrect" buttons to review the questions you've just completed. It will show you the correct answer.

So make sure you look up the answers before answering each question and then review each question you missed before moving on to the next set.

The reason I don't tell you exactly which question you're struggling with is because people will become overly-focused on certain questions when in reality they're all equally important. Not only that, but you're being given the correct answer to each question when the quiz is graded. So you know which questions you've missed and which ones you're getting correct if you're doing the reviews.

I built that training program and like Old School said it's really sophisticated. Nothing in there was done accidentally, including the point you mentioned about not numbering the questions. The entire system was designed to make people look up the answers over and over again so you'll learn through repetition. And the reason it's so strict as far as being halted is because:

1) There's no sense in moving on to new material until you've shown you have a good grip on the materials you've already been presented.

2) Getting an answer wrong is like taking a step backwards because now you've reinforced the wrong answer in your mind. So the halt gives the system the opportunity to make you review that question a couple of times to force the wrong answer out of your mind and reinforce the correct answer. So learning becomes far more efficient when you simply get all of the answers correct. That's the goal. That way you're reinforcing the correct answer right from the start and there's no need for extra repetition.

You're doing awesome with the course so keep pushing on! The system is highly effective. You're going to know your stuff by the time you're finished with it.

smile.gif

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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I have to give it to Brett. He has done a wonderful job with the study guide. I went to another site and tried the test. There was a thing or two I liked about it better. Like being able to take a complete test all at once and getting a score. But I digress. Without Brett and his program I would have failed completely.

Brett is great at what he does, and I am thankful for that. This is the best way I could have ever studied.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great Answer!
There was a thing or two I liked about it better. Like being able to take a complete test all at once and getting a score

What site were you at? I'd like to check it out.

Our High Road Training Program has 700 questions built in. If you'd like to sit down and rifle through all of them at once I'd be happy to set that up for ya. But you better pack a lunch - you're going to be there for a while.

And our system scores each quiz as you go. So I'm not sure what the benefit would be to doing one gigantic test all at once as opposed to a dozen or so questions at a time.

Oh, and we do have just the questions themselves separate from the training program. You can find those here:

High Road Training Program Questions Only

It's the same questions & answer and the same scoring system. It just doesn't record your scores anywhere. It's for practice, basically.

And we have those same questions in a free Android App called CDL Test Questions. There's no iPhone version right now. There may be someday, but not anytime soon.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith G.'s Comment
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I agree that you have a very helpful program , the thing about it that completely frustrates and infuriates me is when the halt pops up and I have no idea what it's telling me i need to work on, I miss very few questions and looking up the answer before answering every question is not a test in my opinion I either know the answer or I don't , I never guess and i don't know what i should be reviewing if i can't find what was wrong. When i do the quiz/exam i always go over anything that i miss so I'm pretty much stunned when a msg pops up saying "you're 2 for 5 on question # but i have no way of knowing what question that was. I'm glad you put the link here for the questions, i want to check it out but i wanted to comment before i clicked on it because i didn't want to have to find my way back here later, thanx good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gif

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Keith G.'s Comment
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Okm this really getting ridiculous, i clicked the link for the questions, one of the short quizes popped up , i answered the question s got the "yeehaw you you're the greatest thing since sliced bread you got 100%" message and then the "you got halted" how can i get halted if i didn't miss any ?confused.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You're halted because you're still struggling with the question. If you're 3 of 5 for the question that means you don't understand it. Keep doing it and keep answering it correctly and the halt will go away. But so far, you've still answered the question wrong too many times to continue and be given new study material.

Also, it's pretty easy to find out which question you keep getting wrong. It's the one that pops up on every test.

Keith G.'s Comment
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You're halted because you're still struggling with the question. If you're 3 of 5 for the question that means you don't understand it. Keep doing it and keep answering it correctly and the halt will go away. But so far, you've still answered the question wrong too many times to continue and be given new study material.

Also, it's pretty easy to find out which question you keep getting wrong. It's the one that pops up on every test.

I guess you didn't see the part where i got halted after i got 100%

Old School's Comment
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Great Answer!

Keith, getting 100% on one section doesn't lift the halt. The system is going to be throwing in a review question or two at you each time you test on a page, and until you've satisfied the requirements of the algorithms built into the system to recognize where you are weakest the halt remains in place. Keep at it, the more you get every question correct the halt will be lifted.

I remember getting halted about six or seven times when going through that thing, and wanting to throw my laptop at the wall! But because of that exposure to so much information I was the first person at the driving school I attended to ever score 100% on a final evaluation they gave us that was designed to help them see how well they were teaching their students.

Hang in there! It will drive you nuts, but it will make sure that you are prepared properly.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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