When To Test.... High Road Question

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Wine Taster's Comment
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So I have been working my way through the High Road CDL course. It is very good at reinforcing the material. As of now I have an average of 98%. So, should I run through it a second time before trying to test at DMV? I plan on testing every endorsement except hazmat (because the will not let me yet). Any advice as to when to test?

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

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Old School's Comment
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I see no reason to run through it again. If you've completed it and have a 98% you are going to fly through those tests like nobody's business. Trust me, you are gonna ace all your exams.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Wine Taster's Comment
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One thing I don't understand about the scoring.....

Say you do a section and then take the test. At the end it shows that you missed one question and got a 94% on the test. When you go back to the dashboard, it shows your score for the last section as 100%. So, maybe my average I thought I had is wrong. I am going to have to add all my test scores now and see.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Say you do a section and then take the test. At the end it shows that you missed one question and got a 94% on the test. When you go back to the dashboard, it shows your score for the last section as 100%

The quiz you are taking is comprised partly of questions from the page you're currently on and partly of questions from previous pages. What's happening in the case you mentioned is that you got all of the questions correct from the current page but missed one of the review questions. That's why the scoring for the page you just completed shows 100%. You got all of those questions correct. Whatever page the review question is from will show a hit to your score from the incorrect answer.

As far as when to test, I'd say you're ready and the sooner the better. You want that stuff fresh in your mind. If it's been a while since you did some of the course you might want to go through and do a few pages again. But I highly doubt it's necessary. You should be good to go.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Wine Taster's Comment
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Thanks guys! I am thinking of heading over to DMV today. I finished every section through tankers. I will finish them all before I head out to school. It has been a big help in learning the material. Wish I could go ahead and test out the hazmat. Laws, laws, laws. Anyway, I got my two year medical card last week so I am ready! I would say wish me luck but that is for people who are not prepared. Luck is pointless if you know the material! thank-you-2.gif

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

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Good luck to you brother anyways. Let us know how it turns out for ya.

Starcar's Comment
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I'll wish you good luck...cuz when I had tests in school...even tho I KNEW the stuff...tests froze me up....

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Wine Taster's Comment
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Well, I decided to give it a shot. I am now the proud owner of a CDL - A Learner Permit with tanker, twin, and passenger endorsements. I have paid my money for the HME background check and will be getting the fingerprints done tomorrow I hope. The ice weather is supposed to move in tomorrow so I may have to wait. If all goes well, I will be able to test out hazmat in a week or two and then off to school.

As for test, it was a breeze. Thank you High Road CDL training. Thank you Brett! Thank you everybody for all the encouragement, support and advice I have received. I would not have passed these as easy without any of you!

The two officers at DMV looked at me strange when I walked and said I wanted to test for my CDL - A learners and every endorsement I could. She said "Well, lets see if you get through the CDL - A first." I said "OK" because I was confident. She said that I had a lot of test and it was going to take a long time. So I sat down at the computer screen around 1215. By 1325, I was done! Both of the officers were surprised I passed them all and only had 4 wrong answers in roughly 150 questions. They said they had never seen someone walk in and pass them all at the same time. As I was taking my picture, she stated, "I will be glad to take you out for the driving part." I thanked her.

Then I told them about truckingtruth.com. They asked me to write down the website so they could tell others about it.

I rocked those test and in a couple of weeks I will rock the hazmat too. Thanks High Road CDL Training!

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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

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Man, that is awesome!!! Congrats on a great job!!! And yap - when the time comes you'll fly through the Hazmat just the same. There's nothing better than being well-prepared, is there? You put in the time, learned the materials, and the test was a breeze. That's how you do it!

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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

Ken C.'s Comment
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I'm going to try and get my NC permit in about 2 weeks but have not read any of the NCDMV CDL handbook just what is on the High Road Training Program will that be all I need to know to pass...Also I'm going to test at the Hwy 16 DMV station in Charlotte so any advice would be really appreciated. I'm interested in the same endorsements and was wondering if you have to have any kind of medical checks done before taking the tests..? What about the Vision..I might need some glasses this time because last I went to DMV they said I was getting weak in my right eye but I still passed the renewal

Thanks

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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