Road Test Tommorow Should I Try To Sleep?

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Matthew 's Comment
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So I've tried to get in a cdl school for a year I did finally went through 3 months of weekend because I work during the week I've passed pre trip maneuvers failed road test 2 weeks ago hit a curb I was only able to get extra training 2 weeks ago other than that I haven't drove for close to 2 months my permit expires in a week so this is my last shot to get it before renewing and having to start all over I cannot seem to sleep its 830pm i test at 11am I know it's better to sleep but every time I close my eyes the curb I hit plays over and over should I just stay up get a coffee and workout?

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.
Papa Pig's Comment
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Try to get some sleep. Take your time on the turns and watch your tandems. Don’t let a small mishap on your last test destroy your confidence. You got this

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Matthew 's Comment
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Thanks brother!

Try to get some sleep. Take your time on the turns and watch your tandems. Don’t let a small mishap on your last test destroy your confidence. You got this

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Rob T.'s Comment
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You need to sleep. I'm not sure how long you've already been awake but I've heard that after 24 hours being awake your decision making is similiar to being intoxicated. You will be unable to think clearly especially under stress. Loading up on caffeine will only make it worse and have you jittery. You know where the curb is and how to avoid it. Focusing so deeply on this curb is going to cause you to fail something like shifting because you're too worried about it. They don't expect you to be perfect, you just need to show them you know how to safely handle a rig.

Matthew 's Comment
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Your right I'm still laying here trying to conk out If I stay up itll be about 26 hours awake at test time

You need to sleep. I'm not sure how long you've already been awake but I've heard that after 24 hours being awake your decision making is similiar to being intoxicated. You will be unable to think clearly especially under stress. Loading up on caffeine will only make it worse and have you jittery. You know where the curb is and how to avoid it. Focusing so deeply on this curb is going to cause you to fail something like shifting because you're too worried about it. They don't expect you to be perfect, you just need to show them you know how to safely handle a rig.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How did your test go?

Papa Pig's Comment
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Hope everything turned out well Matthew!

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