Road Test Tomorrow

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Translation E.'s Comment
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So I have a road test tomorrow at a company that wants to hire me. I really want this position but im worried...

The reason why im worried is because I haven't driven a truck in almost 3 months! I've been out of work due to me looking for something local and taking care of business at home!

Are there any tips?

Will it be extremely different/weird once I hop back into a truck with no practice in 3 months?

Anyone experience this situation before?

RealDiehl's Comment
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Sounds like that would be uncomfortable. It could be a blessing? You will be cautious and less likely to make mistakes. Go over in your mind beforehand what you're likely to encounter during your test. Look at your road signs and remember to check your mirrors often. Good luck!

Cwc's Comment
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How long have you been driving?

Cwc's Comment
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I ask because I remember reading about one of Bretts road tests. Just take it easy and don't over think it.

My last road test I started off telling the instructor that I might over rev it a bit cause my last truck was natural gas powered and I was told to "drive it like you stole it" that seemed to lighten the mood a bit and everything fell into place.

That person's job is to put a safe person behind the wheel of that companies truck. Just be safe. That's what they are looking for.

Translation E.'s Comment
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How long have you been driving?

I've been driving for 9 months previous to this.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Mention that you haven't driven for 3 months l, that's what u did when I took my road test for OD it was only 3 weeks but I just mentioned it anyway.

They just want to make sure you are a safe driver, make sure to check your mirrors and GOAL.

Rob T.'s Comment
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They just want to make sure you are a safe driver, make sure to check your mirrors and GOAL.

exactly. It is also so they can measure where you're at to see if they feel you need additional training. Be upfront with them that it's been a couple months.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Tractor Man and I were just talking about "commentary driving". I tell my students to talk during the entire test, pointing out everything to the examiner. This way they know you are checking mirrors, seeing the motocycle, reading signs etc. He said Swift teaches this.

It will help calm you plus lets them know you are aware of your surroundings. As for shifting as long as you recover, that is all they want. dont get flustered get it in gear

good luck

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