CDL Training With TransTech School

Topic 26734 | Page 3

Page 3 of 3 Previous Page Go To Page:
Ryan Baccus's Comment
member avatar

Day 7 class started at 8. First thing we did was pretrip afterwards we started doing the 90 backing our instructor said we were doing good at backing. So we each took turns doing the 90 of course we made newbie mistakes but I did get one in the hole after practicing it, my instructor said it was textbook it gave me a lot of confidence, even though we made our mistakes we didn’t get discouraged. After lunch we did all 3 I know I bragged and said backing isn’t too hard I still believe that to a certain extent, but reality set in we were making mistakes like we’ve never practiced it before which is understandable because we’re still learning but we still didn’t get discouraged we went over our mistakes my main issue is turning the wheel doing the offset right is left and left is right, afterwards we watched a backing and pretrip video and left.

Ryan Baccus's Comment
member avatar

Day 8 class started at 7. So we’re at the training site with a new instructor this is how it goes half of the class goes to one site for the backing for 2 days and the other half goes to the other site for 2 days there’s no class on Friday except for when it’s your first week and you’re testing out. The new trainer showed us his way of backing which is breaking everything down for us so we want over think he moves at a pace that’s suitable for a new student. He told us to show him what we learned at the other site, everybody straight backs were good the offsets no too bad, the 90 we needed some work. He showed us how to do his way which was way easier he told us take your time we’re use to moving fast because our other instructor would say take your foot off the clutch and put it in the hole doing that we didn’t have time to catch the mistakes that were preventable, the instructor for the other site is a great instructor no lie because he taught us what we needed too know. The offsets were decent for us, the 90 he showed us how to do it an easier way and we caught onto it quick, line the shoulder of the tractor with the ball on the trailer this trick helped, I’m glad we’re with him for 2 because we’re learning on the test site, after backing all day no pretrip this instructor stays in the hard we left, tomorrow we’re doing all 3, it’s been a tiresome 3 days but in the end we’ll be rewarded so it’s worth it, after school I’ll be going home, hopefully i can beat this Charlotte traffic lol but I don’t see that happening since we get out of class at 430 and the traffic is just getting started. Thanks for reading my journey everyone.

Army 's Comment
member avatar

Hello

It sounds like you are getting a lot of backing practice, or much more than others post in there training threads.

Safe Travels Chris

Ryan Baccus's Comment
member avatar

Yes sir since the class is split with us 3 we did in between 50 or 60 backs apiece 4 days of nothing but backing and a little bit of pretrip.

Hello

It sounds like you are getting a lot of backing practice, or much more than others post in there training threads.

Safe Travels Chris

Page 3 of 3 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More