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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, I did FAIL lol dang forgot 4 little words on applied brake test....Was nervous sorta, went thru em fine, seemed doing ok. But my mouth got totally dried out , weird that never happens Proceeded to the in-cab part, while I rebuilt air pressure for the service brake rolling test. Thought I was all good, by the vibe I was getting lol

Well, once completed he gave me the bad news ,,how I goofed up just by not saying the "Right" few words . Oh well it is what it is. My classmate fumbled worse on air brakes... But, he got a chance to correct his boo-boo by his examiner, and he had a brain fart, didn't do the low psi warning test....

Good news our 1 guy, passed .....Funny his female examiner kept him on road over an hour. He said, he must have passed by the DMV office 10 times..... She told him, she was in no hurry to get back early for lunch. My examiner failed everyone after me,, but 1 guy who actually moved to backing zones... At least I didn't feel too bad for the time there , about 6 hours, plenty failed as well.... NOW I know what to expect in Fontana's DMV !!

Aug 9th next appt. Not sure I will sit around waiting....This process has wasted too many months already, I NEED TO WORK ! Not used to being off work so long, and broke lol

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Stevo, what a bummer. But hang in there, you will get it done.

I passed my road exam, but I probably shouldn't have. Long story. But with examiners, it's kind of the luck of the draw. Ideally, it would be an even playing field, but in reality, it's much more subjective than objective. The brake test gets a lot of casualties. Memorize the in-cab brake test until you can do it in your sleep.

Turtle's Comment
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Dang, sorry Steve. But no sweat, you'll get it next time.

I'm curious, what were the four words you forgot?

"Once my gauges settle"?

PackRat's Comment
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"Once my gauges settle"?

"People's Repubic of California"

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol the "This test is to check for air leaks" part

Nerves got to me lol 1st, I left it running, then caught myself 'n shut down BIG DUHHHH, but that wasn't what got me he said.....Can't check air leaks,, with compressor keeping air tanks full...

Have all that down to memory,, air brakes/in cab.....Stage Fright lol

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, here's a lil' update: smile.gif Today my 2nd 7 a.m. DMV test Well, I passed the air brakes part, BUT the Truck failed! lol My female examiner is newer than the others @ CDL testing,(1 year) so she is strictly by the book !

The Gov. Cut in on this truck is 99 psi= bad test, had me retry it 3 times,saying "maybe the truck needs to warm up" well it just drove 40+ miles so, it was plenty warm. It's just how this truck is (It needs a new governor, plain and simple) It Maxes out at 115 psi, so she marked it as a "postpone" since the air gauges aren't reading correctly....I have to go back a 3rd time next Thursday. I asked her since I passed air brakes test, can't we just move forward? HAHAHA nope! cdl booklet says 100 psi, she can't budge...dayyyum

Yet my classmate failed Tuesday by same examiner who failed me July 25th on his alley dock, being too shallow. Today we watched a guy do his alley dock in front of us. He had the bumper IN the box, but let off the brake, truck rolls, he hits trailer brakes, and bumper left the box, yet he got a pass??? lol

2 others yesterday from our "school" passed lol the guy screwed up on lots of stuff, but the old timer let it pass. Road time 1 trailer brake light is out, he got 15 minutes to fix it, and hit the road..He did, and stalled the truck on the road at the first intersection, and got to continue on LOL..... wtf-2.gif

So he tells his examiner, there's a girl up next if he can help her out to pass. Examiner says "it's the luck of the draw/random, and I ain't promising nothing".....Well, on her maneuvers I guess she plowed over a pylon, scrubbed a curb etc, yet got a pass/license wow!......I just guess, it's who you get as an examiner, and what time of day, and what their mood is, to pass or fail.....OR It's this schools crappy truck/trailer......The 2nd truck used for the DMV testing, is stuck in limp mode for a plugged DEF filter, once again (about every 2 weeks) Maybe forget cleaning it, and just replace it, ya think? lol...So it's just being used for the yard manuever practicing

It's kinda comical really.........Ok enough mental images ,,,,,,peace outtie rofl-3.gif

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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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

Army 's Comment
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Hello

Not trying to be overly critical here, but I am reading a lot of the examiner failed me..or the truck failed...someone else did such and such wrong and still passed....I find it odd that someone would ask the examiner to make sure the next person passed.

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