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Chris M.'s Comment
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Today we did a pre-driving test with an examiner and 4 of the 12 people in my class passed, good thing I was one of them that passed. He just told us what we need to touch up on for the real driving test coming up soon. I just gotta focus on my mistakes and tune them, but so far so good just gotta keep going at it hard!

Rob T.'s Comment
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That's awesome! Keep it up, do you have a test date scheduled? Backing and pretrip coming along nicely too?

Chris M.'s Comment
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Come to find out today only 2 people passed yesterday, me and another guy. They said we might be taking the real test this Friday. The pre-trip and the backing are going great.... just nervous about the real test! All we've been doing is driving around the town and backing the last couple of weeks. Just gotta stay focused and get at it.

PackRat's Comment
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Keep practicing! If you have the pre-trip and backing down, the driving part should be the easiest of the three parts.

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Banks's Comment
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Come to find out today only 2 people passed yesterday, me and another guy. They said we might be taking the real test this Friday. The pre-trip and the backing are going great.... just nervous about the real test! All we've been doing is driving around the town and backing the last couple of weeks. Just gotta stay focused and get at it.

Hey Chris, I don't think you have anything to worry about. If they scheduled you, it's because they're confident you can pass. Just treat it like another day training and your nerves should stay in line. Best of luck to you.

Chris M.'s Comment
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Took my test today and I passed!!!! One more week of training and that is for load securement

PackRat's Comment
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Fantastic news! Congratulations to you!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Chris!

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Chris M.'s Comment
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My roommate is still having a difficult time shifting and driving the truck. He got mad bc our truck had to be worked on Thursday and we drove in a different truck which he didn't like a refused to get in and drive. He is constantly on his phone during training and not taking this serious, even when he is driving his own car he is on the phone. I have to tell him the light is green and to go, it's really annoying. I found another guy to ride with instead now. He packed all his thing Friday night and after school Saturday he left to his home town to handle something I guess, I asked him if he talked to roehl about it and he said he will call them monday..... I don't think that how it works but ok. And to be honest I dont think he should ever become truck driver bc he is always on that phone and not paying attention to anything, I just imagine him wrecking into a family in his rig while on his phone and I don't like that. Vision at all. Anyways, the rest of our class will be testing next week on Tuesday and Wednesday and then Thursday and Friday we do our load securement. After that we get to go home for a week or so to switch our CDL to our home state and enter phase 2 which is with our otr trainer. I already bought my plane ticket home for next Saturday and cant wait to be back home for a bit. And thanks for all the support!

CDL:

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.

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.

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