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JJlearner's Comment
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Hi all thanks for all your help so far and all the great articles here. I also have to thank everyone who is always here to share their knowledge.

So now I am studying High Road Training and got little confused. Here are my 2 questions.

Q1) When I open HTR I see 15 topics and I am little confused since it is not categorized under General Knowledge, Endorsement etc. Do I have to study all 15 sections for General knowledge ?

Q2) In the quiz there is a question about how many endorsements are there and the answer there is 7. But when I check online some sites are showing 5 , some showing 6 and I checked Connecticut DMV site and it is showing 9. Does it depend on different states or is is something i didn't understand properly?

Thanks again.


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.


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.


Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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Off the top of my head, I come up with 7 endorsements. Combination, Air Brakes, Double/ Triple, Tanker, School Bus, Passenger and Hazmat. Some States may have specific ones. The only State specific one I am aware is Coil Endorsement in New York. I believe 7 would be the correct answer for the permit test.


Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The number of endorsements may vary by state, depending on whether or not a particular state offers special endorsements or not. New York, for instance, has a special NYS Coil Endorsement which no one else has.

In the list of categories, each one is either labeled Permit, Endorsement, or Job Duties in parenthesis.

It's funny, the "General Knowledge" section doesn't exist and never has, and yet I see that mentioned everywhere. I'm not sure where that ever came from. All of the "Permit" sections are considered general knowledge.


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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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It has been a while since I went through the High Road. I would recommend skipping School Bus and Passenger. Study all endorsements and take those tests as well. You may want to skip Hazmat for now. Also I think there is a section on NY Coil endorsement. You can skip that as well as it does not apply to too many drivers. Go thru the whole thing, it will find your weak spots and keep throwing you review questions. Study it thoroughly and you will breeze through your tests, including endorsements. Good luck


Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

JJlearner's Comment
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Thank you all this is really helpful.

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