What's The Best Way To Prepare For Agility For Truck School?

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Doug C.'s Comment
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I have something I've been researching and wondering about. What is the best way to prepare for agility testing for truck school. I ride 130 miles a week on a stationary bike plus climb 200 steps four times a week on a stair stepper but I don't know if I should be doing more to prepare. I'm 63 years old and in good health. Any advice would be muchly appreciated. Thanks.

G-Town's Comment
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My only advice is not to worry about it.

Can you touch your toes?

Duck walk?

Show that you have reasonable grip strength?

You are obviously fit, probably at the top 1% of most truck driving recruits. You’ll breeze through any agility test...

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Some companies like Prime give a seperate agility test. Ours has you climb a few rungs of a ladder and lift various weights i think 25, 30 and 50 pounds. one weight you take a few steps with. Bend to touch toes, reach to the sky. stand on one leg. even some with limited range passed without issues. I do not recall anyone failing, just a couple women i remember who struggled a bit with the weights but nothing was said.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thanks G-Town and Rainy. I think I'll be okay I just keep doing what I have been doing. Thanks again

Steve L.'s Comment
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Doug, you’re doing great! The only things I’d add are:

1. Carry a 35lb weight 50’. Schneider made us carry a weight about 25’ and checked heart rate after.

2. Duck walk eight feet. That’s about the width of a trailer.

Keep pressing on. I hope this helps.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thanks Steve, I will make a note of these. I don't think they will be a problem. I'm thankful for all the specific things I'm getting so far. Everybody here is so wonderful.

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