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Justin G.'s Comment
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If anyone can answer a few questions I have on it, it would be greatly appreciated. 1. I know tests very from state to state, but how accurately will this portrey my states CDL test? 2. I have noticed the little ? marks at the end of certain atricles in the information and when clicked it tells you what specificly you need to learn from that area. My question is, I am making a seprate study guide as I read through it. It helps me remember it if I have to right it down, so should I be focusing on mainly the info that i suggested I memorize, or should I write down everything because so far I have been writting down everything. ( of course some stuff I left out, but for the majority of it I have transcribed it word for word )

Oh and a side note, for anyone who has not tried it yet and is considering going to school, I am finding it very very easy to understand and use. Its a big help!

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.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Justin, glad to hear you going through the "High Road" materials, it's a great help. I also remember things better if I write them down. Glad to see you're clicking on the question marks - there's a lot of good learning tips hidden in there. This may help also: if you'll notice after each question there is a place you can click on that will take you to the location in the study materials where the answer is - it's not cheating to do this - the point of it is to reinforce the answer in you mind. The repetition of these materials provides a reinforcement in your mind of what the correct answer is in your mind. It's sort of the same principal of writing down the answer. It may be a big help to you to just go ahead and write down the question, then click on the location of the answer and write it down also. Trust me, if you apply yourself to those study materials you're gonna ace those tests, I have no doubt about it. Keep up the great job, I can't wait to see you get back on here telling us how well you did on your exams.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, it's great to hear you're finding our High Road Training Program helpful and easy to understand!!!

I know tests very from state to state, but how accurately will this portray my states CDL test?

Well, nobody has the exact questions and answers from the state exams. The questions we have were created straight from the CDL manual based upon the information we know the states like to ask about. You will find your state exam will differ when it comes to the actual wording of many of the questions and answers, but you'll find that the information you'll learn from our program will give you the knowledge to get those questions correct an overwhelming majority of the time no matter how they word it.

Bottom line - if you complete our program, you're almost certainly going to score very high on all of the written exams.

should I be focusing on mainly the info that i suggested I memorize, or should I write down everything because so far I have been writting down everything

Anything you find in that CDL manual is fair game for the test. Although some information is more likely to be asked about on the test than other information, the reality is you never know what they'll ask. So I would consider all of the information important, but the stuff we tell you is critically important will almost certainly be asked about on the exam.

As far as writing stuff down, without a doubt that's going to help you remember things better. But I see you're just getting going on the program - you're 3% of the way through - and it's a long program. Writing down everything in my opinion is likely to be overkill because of the way we've designed our system.

As you go through the program, you're going to be asked review questions continuously from previous pages. So we've already built the repetition into the system that's so critical for memorizing large amounts of information. And in fact, numerous people have come back from the DMV after using our program saying they were "over-prepared" for the exam. One fella recently had a perfect score - all 150 questions correct across all of the tests. The program is highly effective as is.

So it doesn't hurt to write stuff down on top of answering all the questions if you think you'll have the time. But our program has 700 questions built in and by the time you finish all of the review questions you'll have answered in the ballpark of 2000+ questions. I'm pretty darn sure you're going to know that information inside and out just using the program as-is without writing things down. That's totally up to you of course, but that's my thought on it. smile.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Justin G.'s Comment
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Thank you all so much for the information. And brett, I think this might be one of the best tools and programs out there. Just the fact alone that I will answer every question almost 3 times before it is all said and done is awesome. Thank you, I think based on that info, I will just right down things that are suggested that I memorize, and also some of the stuff I think sounds important. Lol As you said I am only 3% of the way through and I already have 9 pages of written notes. So gonna scale back a bit. Thanks everyonethank-you-2.gif

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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One fella recently had a perfect score - all 150 questions correct across all of the tests. The program is highly effective as is.

That would be me lol. I can second everything that's been said here. The program is highly effective. Follow the instructions, don't try to guess answers, just look them up either by scrolling up the page, or if it is a review question just use the link provided in the program.

It has been repeated on this forum multiple times that the written test just takes some dedicated study time to pass, it is not all that hard. The pre-trip and road test are the hard part... and then of course company orientation and finally solo driving.

Britton R.'s Comment
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I've been writing the info with thquestion marks by it. Then when I get to the questions whatever trips me up I will write those down as well. It seems to be working well for me. I still have quite a way to go. The review questions help a lot as well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
R S.'s Comment
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How current is the program? Is it based on 2013 or 2012 guides? Just wondering. Thanks Rick

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The program is current. The logbook section even teaches the rules that are going into effect this summer. And the CDL manual rarely ever changes. Some states, when you go to their official Motor Vehicle websites, only put out a new CDL manual every few years.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Bj H.'s Comment
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I to would like thank Brett and whoever else came up with the High Road. If it wasn't for that program I would have made my self stir crazy trying to memorize all the wrong things. I just took my CDL permit test in Texas and passed it first try and I can say I owe it this wonderful site. The High Road makes learning something actually fun and it is amazing the retention that I held. Can't thank y'all enough.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome to hear!!! smile.gif

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