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Old School's Comment
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Bummer!

That sounds like nerves. Next time he knows what to expect and that will help him settle down and be a little more comfortable.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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I’ve never seen any company with those placards, other than a stand-alone truck driving school. Have you Patrick?

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Yep, Swift Driving academy truck’s. I have seen them several times at the Flying J exit 19, I-20 in Georgia. Tractor and Trailer had Student Driver on them.

Those are swift school trucks from the school in Waco, Ga. Not an otr truck with a student driving.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Yes, it's an absolute bummer, especially for something so simple. He was on track to get a perfect score across the board, something very rare. The intersection in question was one of the 3 hardest parts of the test, and either nerves or hyper-focusing on the corner did him in. Either way I'm very proud of him for how well he did. Nothing will take that away.

He has to wait at least 48 hrs to retest, and only the failed portion will need to be redone. The prerip and backing tests are behind him forever.

I'm going home for a couple days, so if he can get on the schedule for a Monday retest, an in-house instructor will bring him down for the test. If they can't get him in Monday, then I'll be back Tuesday to retest him.

PackRat's Comment
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Yes, it's an absolute bummer, especially for something so simple. He was on track to get a perfect score across the board, something very rare. The intersection in question was one of the 3 hardest parts of the test, and either nerves or hyper-focusing on the corner did him in. Either way I'm very proud of him for how well he did. Nothing will take that away.

He has to wait at least 48 hrs to retest, and only the failed portion will need to be redone. The prerip and backing tests are behind him forever.

I'm going home for a couple days, so if he can get on the schedule for a Monday retest, an in-house instructor will bring him down for the test. If they can't get him in Monday, then I'll be back Tuesday to retest him.

Enjoy your well-earned days off!

Turtle's Comment
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We're back for the road course retest, and they're out on the road right now. He spent the weekend beating himself up over this, but appears calm and composed this morning. He has a different examiner this morning from the one that tested him Saturday.

My nerves are much more relaxed today as well. Getting some much needed home time let me decompress a little. Not out of the woods yet though.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Here we go again! good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Hopefully today will be his day. Standing by....

Turtle's Comment
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They just pulled in, and I could see a mile-wide grin through the windshield along with two thumbs up. That must be good.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Scott S.'s Comment
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Ayy! dancing-dog.gif

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