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Joseph P.'s Comment
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So I have been studying for my Class A for over a month now. I have been taking practice tests online and have passed. I took a few days off and than went and tried the practice tests again and have failed. What would help me out with getting this memorized so that when I go in and take my tests to get my learners permit I wont fail and waste the money. I didn't test that good in high school and still have a hard time comprehending what is in front of me. I have been out of school for over 17 years. I really want to be able to get this so I can start a new career and life.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Did you do the High Road Training on this site? The format is great and the questions from earlier in the learning repeat as you go on so it really drives it home. Good luck!

Old School's Comment
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Forget about trying to memorize answers to questions and focus on learning the material. The best way to do that for your CDL tests is to spend a lot of time going through our High Road CDL Training Program.

I promise you'll do really well come test time if you actually know the material instead of just trying to find the answers and memorize them. Click on that link and get started. It's absolutely free, but worth hundreds of dollars. Give it a try and look up the answers by clicking on the appropriate places when it prompts you. It is very repetitious, but that's the key to learning something when there's a lot to cram into your head at one 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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Absolutely the high road is your best bet. I don’t test well either but did great after the high toad

Michael S.'s Comment
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Make sure to thoroughly read, understand, and pay attention to the exact wording of the question and all the answers, wording can easily trip you up.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Like the others have said take the High Road CDL Training Program. Go through that once or twice and it will be drilled into your memory.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Joseph, I to have been studying for the CDP exam. Before I discovered Trucking Truth I went through the manual and started writing down as many questions and answers as I could think of to review. To date I have about 500 questions and answers I quiz myself on. The Highroad Program has been a real help. I go through each section and anything I have a problem with I write down in my notebook and go back and review. Learning is something that I have to spend a lot of time with. Like you, I have a problem with reading comprehension. I just remind myself that learning requires time and patience and not to get in a big rush. I'd love to have a photographic memory but sadly I wasn't blessed with one. So I have to work extra hard. But once I learn something I never forget it. Repetition has been the key to all the things I've learned and the Highroad sections and reviews have really helped me. Just hang in there and don't get discouraged. You will be able to learn this and do well. You are not alone. Lets just keep our eyes on the good things that we will accomplish through our hard work in the new year.

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