Pre-trip Testing

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Mike D.'s Comment
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I have noticed that confidence in wording is much more powerful than simply going through a choreographe robotic memorized play.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I have noticed that confidence in wording is much more powerful than simply going through a choreograph robotic memorized play.

Mike D.,

Every state has it's own way that they want you to check/word the pre-trip. So you would do well to find out what they (meaning the state you will be testing in) want you to do the pre-trip.

I know from experience that is exactly how Missouri wants it, so I'm sure other states are similar.

Ernie

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I have noticed that confidence in wording is much more powerful than simply going through a choreograph robotic memorized play.

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Mike D.,

Every state has it's own way that they want you to check/word the pre-trip. So you would do well to find out what they (meaning the state you will be testing in) want you to do the pre-trip.

I know from experience that is exactly how Missouri wants it, so I'm sure other states are similar.

Ernie

Supposedly, according to Sage, NY requires you to mention the height of the truck, though I have never seen a video mention it yet. They also say NY requires to to call out unmarked overpasses, and bridges with no weight limits, road hazards, etc.

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I have noticed that confidence in wording is much more powerful than simply going through a choreograph robotic memorized play.

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Mike D.,

Every state has it's own way that they want you to check/word the pre-trip. So you would do well to find out what they (meaning the state you will be testing in) want you to do the pre-trip.

I know from experience that is exactly how Missouri wants it, so I'm sure other states are similar.

Ernie

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Supposedly, according to Sage, NY requires you to mention the height of the truck, though I have never seen a video mention it yet. They also say NY requires to to call out unmarked overpasses, and bridges with no weight limits, road hazards, etc.

When I took my road test in Arkansas, the instructor asked what height the bridge was that we just passed, he waits about 5-10 seconds past it to ask you. The school instructor warned us about this, so we had a heads up.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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THAT is why i read aloud everything i saw in front and behind me. "65 ton limit", "ed car tailgating me" , slow at railroad look both ways do not stop or shift on tracks...he got tired of kistening to me but i got no questions and it calmed me down. lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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THAT is why i read aloud everything i saw in front and behind me. "65 ton limit", "ed car tailgating me" , slow at railroad look both ways do not stop or shift on tracks...he got tired of kistening to me but i got no questions and it calmed me down. lol

That is exactly what they want here, according to the instructors. Unmarked overpass, 14’ or more clearance, unmarked bridge, 80,000 lbs minimum, car with brake lights, may pull out, kids playing, may run out, etc.

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