CDL Permit Exam - Brain Dead

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Loa44's Comment
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I have studied for the CDL Permit exam. Did extra studying for the Air Brakes and Hazmat thinking I wouldn't pass either one. Took the exam today and passed the General, Air Brakes, and Hazmat. Failed the Combination and Doubles/Triples. Thought that those would be easier for me to pass and now my brain is dead and not looking forward to studying them again. The questions are tricky.

We have almost everything needed to be scheduled for CFI Training. All my husband and I need are the drug tests and the permit. Everything else is completed.

I feel like there's more stress in waiting to begin new careers. I feel being out on the road in a straight truck for 6 months straight, doesn't come close to driving a tractor trailer. Stress about driving a larger truck in the winter winds across Illinois or the hills through PA, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In these months we've seen many rollovers from the winds, truck drivers that fell asleep, and drivers that took the curved off/on ramps too quickly, and the winter storms in Wyoming heading to CO. Despite all of this, I'm ready to start being paid for this stress instead of waiting. LOL Can't forget the "are we going to make it!" stress.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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What materials are you studying?

You will find it a lot easier if you use our High Road CDL Training Program

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.
Loa44's Comment
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We have been using the High Road CDL Training Program. It's been great. Exams have always been hard for me. As a former government worker I've had to test for every promotion and often fail written exams. I'm quite good at interview/oral exams. I'm very tempted to drive over to the closest Loves/Pilot/TA and find a trucker with combo's or double/triples to be shown first hand since I'm a visual learner. I've also worked on cars since I was 16 so viewing it would make everything click in my head. I'll get through studying this today and go take the test this afternoon.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Loa, you'll get it. Just power through the extra studying, not everybody gets everything the first try. As for catching a double or triple at a truck stop, good luck. Those rigs don't go into truck stops very much. I never saw one parked overnight that I can remember. Maybe at the fuel island.

BTW, my dog likes your dog.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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For a regular CDL , you need Combination, but not doubles/triples. Can you put that one off till later?

I have taught middle school as well as actual CDL permit classes. I'm pretty good at gaming multiple choice tests. If you need it, I will post some suggestions here.

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Loa44's Comment
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Thank God this part is over! We have our permits with endorsements. True, for CFI we didn't need all the endorsements except the Hazmat within 6 most right. I doubt I will ever drive a tanker or double/triple but you never know. I always appreciate the advice good or bad.

Bruce K, I do like your dog. That photo made up my mind to post a picture of my Kaipo. I've only seen the FedEx double/triples when we take our dog out at the Rest Area's and fuel pumps too.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you have any questions about doubles I maybe able to help. But since CFI does not pull them I would not worry about getting the endorsement right now.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Loa44's Comment
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Not worried about doubles/triples now. I'll learn it for sure one of these days. We're just excited our CFI Training will begin Sept. 16th in Kingman, AZ.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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