Passed My Permit Test And All The Endorsements But Haz (starting School)

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David A.'s Comment
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Hi everyone My name is Dave I am In cali going to school started today for the walk around inspection class. Got a little nervous when I started the class at the condition of the supplied equipment. the first thing i noticed is that the passenger side hub was leaking oil and the trailer e brake was disabled the red knob did not work and that the trailer e brake would not work.. the instructor said when performing the trailer brake e brake test just pretend to do it and explain to the examiner the test procedure and everything would be fine. Just asking for your thoughts on this matter. thanks in advance Dave.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, Dave!

I'm going to guess this is not a company-sponsored school you're attending?

David A.'s Comment
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No its a Private school in California

PackRat's Comment
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Do the best you can with the equipment they have to offer, I guess. That's one big problem with small schools: crappy equipment in sub-par condition.

You are 35 miles southeast of me right now, so it's a small world. I have a delivery in Emeryville in a few hours.

Banks's Comment
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the first thing i noticed is that the passenger side hub was leaking oil and the trailer e brake was disabled the red knob did not work and that the trailer e brake would not work.. the instructor said when performing the trailer brake e brake test just pretend to do it and explain to the examiner the test procedure and everything would be fine. Just asking for your thoughts on this matter. thanks in advance Dave.

That's insane. I've spoken to people that got told to kick rocks by a state examiner because of faulty equipment. And with all the things going against you because you have no experience to fall back on, you have equipment you can't rely on. Check out Stevo Reno experience with the California state test.

G-Town's Comment
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...and the trailer e brake was disabled the red knob did not work and that the trailer e brake would not work.. the instructor said when performing the trailer brake e brake test just pretend to do it and explain to the examiner the test procedure and everything would be fine

Fine?

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No honest and responsible instructor will accept this. Two things; first, impossible for them to evaluate your ability to perform the full brake test. Second the truck is not road worthy and unsafe to drive on a public road.

If I were the State CDL examiner, I wouldn’t set foot in that truck and not allow you to take it out. It’s dangerous in that condition and God knows what else is wrong with it.

The instructor who suggested this approach to passing the CDL in-cab test is totally FOS and/or they have the State Examiner on the take. Total BS.

Another compelling and blatantly obvious endorsement for Paid CDL Training Programs

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.
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