Failed My Yard Manuvers In CDL DMV Test

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Christian F.'s Comment
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So kinda upset.... I had my DMV final exam for my CDL A today and failed... I Rocked on the Air Brake, the Pre-trip Rocked it, the Straight line back again rocked it, did Good on my Sight-side Off-Side lane change..... then I got too many points on the 90 Degree Alley Dock.... so I am having to wait till possibly next week to be scheduled for a Re-test.... all during my class I have done pretty good on the alley dock just couldn't get it together today...

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So kinda upset.... I had my DMV final exam for my CDL A today and failed... I Rocked on the Air Brake, the Pre-trip Rocked it, the Straight line back again rocked it, did Good on my Sight-side Off-Side lane change..... then I got too many points on the 90 Degree Alley Dock.... so I am having to wait till possibly next week to be scheduled for a Re-test.... all during my class I have done pretty good on the alley dock just couldn't get it together today...

It happens. Practice and get it next time.

As someone here said, you get the same license after two or three tries as the guy that passes first time

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Christian, don't beat yourself up over this. You would be amazed at how many professional drivers out here failed their test - some of them multiple times. You are just as much a CDL licensed driver if you pass it on your fourth try as the person who passes on their first attempt. You'd be surprised at how many of our moderators here failed their driving test.

One of my children was walking at nine months! Another couldn't figure it out until fourteen months! Guess what? They both walk perfectly well now that they're adults, and no one would ever guess how the one struggled with it at first. It's the same way with this. You'll pass and you'll develop your skills just like the rest of us did.

Hang in there! It's only a speed bump in the road telling you to slow down and get it right.

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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.
Christian F.'s Comment
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Thank you both and you are right just got to figure it as a learning experience and try try again.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Christian F.

I'm sorry to hear that. Don't beat yourself up as Old School said, I just passed mine today. It only took 3 times for me. But I still have my Class A CDL , and can apply as a CDL "Rookie Driver." With not a clue how to do box vans. When I drove before, it was chemical tankers and fuel tankers and Ag trucks. But it's all good, the learning curve begins.

Also remember that the other drivers were in your shoes once. Even the moderators! So they stuck to it and are now helping others to get this trucking thing down. Just remember also that your school yard is a little different than the DMV yard. So it feels as if you have a new maneuver. Maybe because it isn't in the same place as the one at school. Don't sweat it, it will come. Keep reading and engaging here on TT. Consider TT as family, and you want to share with them what is going on in your trucking pursuit. So even though I drove before, it doesn't mean I should get special treatment, because I shouldn't. I only had 8 months OTR in doubles and triples. So, still not box vans or refers.

I kept thinking to myself, do I need a 2 x 4 against the back of my head to get the maneuvers right. It will come. Have patience and even if you get frustrated with the maneuver you are doing, slow down and it will come. Think of it as an extended offset in a sense. Next time you may not get the alley dock, you might get the parallel instead.

Good luck Christian F.

Raptor

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Failed the CDL Exam, Dont Sweat It!

Read that, it will make you feel better. Dwelling on it will distract you. Get past it and move on.

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.
Christian F.'s Comment
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Thank you all for the encouragement and support..... I am bound and determined to get past this and get my CDL. I have a pretty good idea on the mistake I was making and was too nervous....lol. Going to relax and do like one instructor said "relax and just drive the truck"

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.
Dave Reid's Comment
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I had the same issue but passed the second try. Don't worry about this at all. You'll get it, if not the next time, then the next after that. Just take it easy. Save all your points for that alley dock. do it slow and carefully. If you need an extra goal or three that's fine....couple of points deducted from that are no big deal...just don't hit anything or get all screwed up doing a million pullups...the extra goals are the ticket

So kinda upset.... I had my DMV final exam for my CDL A today and failed... I Rocked on the Air Brake, the Pre-trip Rocked it, the Straight line back again rocked it, did Good on my Sight-side Off-Side lane change..... then I got too many points on the 90 Degree Alley Dock.... so I am having to wait till possibly next week to be scheduled for a Re-test.... all during my class I have done pretty good on the alley dock just couldn't get it together today...

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

Christian F.'s Comment
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So update. ... got scheduled for my retest on next Tuesday. Went back Friday for refresher practice and the instructor told me I did better Friday then I did before my test...lol. He also told me the same things you wonder people did that to shrug it off and learn from the problem that I encountered and gave me a couple of pointers to get out of the situation if it happens again. I am really excited to test again and confident that I got it this time..... hopefully I will be out there and running into some of you sooner then later..... thank you all out there for your thoughts and kind words.... someday I hope to be able to pay it forward

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