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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Instructor just told us that we have our backing down so we’re going to be doing a lot of pretrip but still backing, right now we’re about to learn the 90, backing isn’t bad as I thought it was going to be because with each maneuver you have to do a straight back, 2 more weeks left after this one it’s moving fast.

Errol V.'s Comment
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... right now we’re about to learn the 90, backing isn’t bad as I thought it was going to be ...

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Ryan, hold that thought as you learn the finer points of the 90. You may certainly "get it" easily (I hope you do), but the 90 back is the toughest.

Good luck!

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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No lie at 1st it was hard because we’re learning to turns towards the left turn right a little bit then a hard left then straight back until it’s in the hole, we’ve had some ups and downs but more ups, my main thing is muscle memory the steering wheel right means left and left means right. It’s all about the setup and thanks Errol

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... right now we’re about to learn the 90, backing isn’t bad as I thought it was going to be ...

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Ryan, hold that thought as you learn the finer points of the 90. You may certainly "get it" easily (I hope you do), but the 90 back is the toughest.

Good luck!

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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So far our mistakes have been for someone who’s never backed a trailer up but after that 1st go around the nerve part we’re being on point our instructor is great and we’re not lacking confidence when we make mistakes we encourage each other none of us has been sulking or complaining because we made a mistake because we’re supposed to make mistakes we’re newbies.

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Just did a 90 trainer said that was textbook got it in the hole with no mistakes.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Just did a 90 trainer said that was textbook got it in the hole with no mistakes.

Great job, just dont get over confident. I'd hate to see you nail it so well now but come test time fail because your setup was just a little different and now you dont have the same amount of space or angle so your references are thrown off. Keep up the great work.

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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That’s one thing I learned was that the setup the main thing, if you setup wrong you’re going to do a lot of work to get it right, I’m very humble, I try not to be over confident because I’m still learning and going to make mistakes, but that last back was a great confidence builder, me or my classmates haven’t been struggling like that, guess it’s because of the repetitions that we’re getting or that we’re fast learners, the instructor or that we want it so bad idk, good point RobT because the site we’re going to tomorrow is the test site it’s on flat land, where we’re learning to back at now it’s hills a lot of gravel, bumps an holes which is supposed to be difficult to deal with because the trailer moves a little more buts it’s not really bad.

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Just did a 90 trainer said that was textbook got it in the hole with no mistakes.

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Great job, just dont get over confident. I'd hate to see you nail it so well now but come test time fail because your setup was just a little different and now you dont have the same amount of space or angle so your references are thrown off. Keep up the great work.

Moe's Comment
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I am about to take my CDL state exam for the third time this coming Tuesday due to my backing woes, the 90 can really get you. Practice, practice, practice.

I'm also learning that the number of exam attempts I take will be irrelevant once I get this license anyway. No one is going to say Moses, the guy who took 3 or 4 attempts to pass the state exam. It will say Moses Reinhardt, Class A CDL and really in the end that is all that matters. I wish you the best my friend.

Also side note, make a note of who the top performers are in your class or those who at least have a good head on their shoulders etc and get their numbers, build lasting friendships. That is what I am doing/ have done and it helps ALOT, to know you arent doing this alone. Relationships relationships relationships (the right ones any way) matter.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeremy's Comment
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The first time your at a shipper with no room to squeeze your daily driver in and thats the door your assigned or have to blind side in is when things get real i def found out getting your license and driving in the real world are 2 dif things so keep your head on straight take your time and GOAL and dont let the 10 trucks waiting for you to get into your spot cause you to make foolish mistakes anyone can do this long term with proper safe procedure

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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