Passed CDL Exam Today

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Randall G.'s Comment
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So my test date got pushed back a week due to one of the 3 offices being closed last week. Tested today,and of course I'm sure like many others have been, I was nervous. But i was confident in my abilities to handle the tractor and trailer. Still the nerves from my previous downshifting problems were in back of my mind although I had listened to many of you on here guide me thru it and had mastered it. Well I'm a very outgoing and social person so I immediately hit it off with examiner and we began. I used zero pullups on either one of the 3 skill sets and alley docked on first try. He got in and said he had not seen that done that fast in his 2 years at this location. (Confidence boost). We hit the road and came to an area where I had right turn to make that had a light pole on right side and a turn lane and straight lane that was also going to be in my path. Light changed but traffic was so bad the turn lane never emptied forcing me to sit thru another cycle. Had to have that lane clear to make turn. Was afraid he would be upset. Said I had to wait and he said "You did right thing". Next cycle made the turn and proceeded on to finish. Then came a right turn down hill with 2 islands on each side from 4 lane to 2 lane. Can't hit curbs or swing into my left lane or fail. Grab 6 gear and oncoming traffic is clear in turn so I proceed to cross yellow line and stretch it to far side of road before turning and it went great. Examiner said to me" textbook move most fail right here ". In the end i missed one year and quickly grabbed other one. His words " Mr. Graham, congratulations sir, you have passed with flying colors and I have never seen a more comfortable driver test out and do that well". Well response was, " WELL sir, I was nervous as heck and I'm glad it's over". He said you never showed signs of it by talking about your daughter and asking me about family. You looked calm and comfortable. My response was kept my mind off the driving and just let it be natural to me, but I assure you I was nervous. It was just casual conversation that kept me relaxed. So happy to finally join all you amazing people. Be safe friends and see you soon.


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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Congrats driver!


Rob T.'s Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Way to go!!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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You did much better than I did... Congratulations brothersmile.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations Driver!



Marc Lee's Comment
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You did much better than I did... Congratulations brothersmile.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

Sounds like he did much better than darn near everybody!

But like my instructor always says... a pass is a pass.

Still... that was one heck of a pass!

Avvatar's Comment
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Well done!!! Thanks for sharing that story. It's really inspiring!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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The success stories never get old. Congratulations. Now what?

Turtle's Comment
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Way to go, driver! Congratulations!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

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