Failed Cr England Upgrade Test

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Adam W.'s Comment
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So I failed my upgrade test. I over thought it n missed simple stuff turn i was suppose to make and mirror check. I have test anxiety and I started calling out all the signs. So I have to go out with a new trainer for 14 days and got to retake. I have a few questions am I the only one to fail upgrade. If you failed did you pass the second time. And how was the first try and second try different or was it the same.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome, Adam!

Hey listen, Adam, don't sweat it. Tons of people fail their evaluations, and it happens at every major carrier across the country. It's no big deal. All that matters is that you're still in the game. Keep learning, keep a positive attitude, and stay in the game. You'll be just fine.

Some of the best drivers out there struggled mightily early in their careers. They were sent home by multiple schools, failed their CDL test several times, and all kinds of stuff. It was a total nightmare for a lot of folks, many of which considered quitting altogether.

Today, those same folks are some of the most talented and productive truck drivers out there. They became trainers, won awards, and lead their fleets in money earned and productivity.

Keep working hard. Keep learning every day. Be positive, be confident, and ask a lot of questions. Do anything you can to get better each day.

And please, keep us updated regularly. We'd love to help you out with any questions we can answer and advice we can give.

You'll get there. Don't sweat it. This happens all the time. Just stay in the game.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Don't sweat it, they believe in you that's why they're giving you additional help. That is one big perk by going through Paid CDL Training Programs. They're committed to your success and have invested time and money into you becoming a successful driver. Dont worry about it one bit. One of our highly successful members, Kearsey, took multiple attempts to pass her CDL test. With how shes killing it now you wouldn't even know she struggled in the beginning. Be thankful they're giving you help to help you become a successful driver for them. It may seem like you failed but dont look at it that way. They realize you need additional help and that's what they're doing for you. Its much better than getting sent out on your own and being destined to fail due to what you don't know. In the end your CDL is going to be the same as everyone else's and it wont matter how long it takes to get your own truck. You got this!

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.
PackRat's Comment
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So I failed my upgrade test. I over thought it n missed simple stuff turn i was suppose to make and mirror check. I have test anxiety and I started calling out all the signs. So I have to go out with a new trainer for 14 days and got to retake. I have a few questions am I the only one to fail upgrade. If you failed did you pass the second time. And how was the first try and second try different or was it the same.

How long was your initial stint with your trainer at CRE?

Adam W.'s Comment
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I was with my trainer for 2 or 3 weeks but they do 3 in a truck and my team mate need to be babysit by trainer. So my trainer slept when I drove. I learned alot from my trainer. When I upgraded a classmate told me to verbalize everything u see so I focus on that and forgot to do some mirror checks and missed a turn which failed. Me.

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So I failed my upgrade test. I over thought it n missed simple stuff turn i was suppose to make and mirror check. I have test anxiety and I started calling out all the signs. So I have to go out with a new trainer for 14 days and got to retake. I have a few questions am I the only one to fail upgrade. If you failed did you pass the second time. And how was the first try and second try different or was it the same.

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How long was your initial stint with your trainer at CRE?

Jay F.'s Comment
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While I’m new to trucking In my previous job I trained people for 10 years. Everyone learns at a different pace. We had a set amount of training time. However I was free to adjust based on the individual. It was a very demanding job, and just like these experienced drivers are saying some of my best employees struggled through training and needed more time.

PackRat's Comment
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Like all others have repeatedly stated, don't worry about it. Lots of companies have a much longer training period, so two more weeks is a blink of an eye in the great scheme of things. The company feels you would benefit from it, and CRE will benefit, too, especially if it prevents any accidents.

Truly on the bright side is the fact that they could have told you to go elsewhere (after you pay off the schooling costs).

Drive each day as if an inspector is in the passenger seat, a cop is behind you, and a loaded school bus is beside you.

You got this!good-luck.gif

Adam W.'s Comment
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Any other advice

PackRat's Comment
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Any other advice

I think we covered everything. good-luck.gif

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