Get Cut Lose After Company Training?

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BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Hi y'all got a quick question. I know I know,I can hear it now from y'all like a pack of wild super educated wolves haha. But if I don't pass on my road/skills test to go solo. Will I get fired,well cut loose? Is the testing different than attending a cdl school? Like could I get out as many times as I want? Class will be meeting the trainers next week. Super nervous.

Thanks Y'all!!

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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They expect perfection, no GOAL or pullups. JUST KIDDING smile.gif

It really varies by each company. I'm not familiar with the way your company runs things but if they're investing time and money into you they're likely to be more lenient. They don't expect you to be perfect. They understand you're still new and need to perfect your skills which takes time. Demonstrate that you know enough to not endanger yourself or the public and you should be good. If you can pass the state exam you can pass their test too smile.gif

YOU GOT THIS!

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Thanks Rob.T!!!!! I'm beyond relieved now. Goodness sometimes I describe my mind as being a rocket when it comes to not thinking so positive. But I'm excited for what the future holds in this amazing career. Got keep my focus and probably not push myself so much (and over think it).

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JakeBreak's Comment
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Its pretty common to be nervous for the road test. Ive been driving for 5 years and I was still nervous when I took my road test for my current company. Just relax, take your time, goal and goal again. Nobody expects perfection, just show that your not dangerous n you'll be fine.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Its pretty common to be nervous for the road test. Ive been driving for 5 years and I was still nervous when I took my road test for my current company. Just relax, take your time, goal and goal again. Nobody expects perfection, just show that your not dangerous n you'll be fine.

Thanks Jakebreak!! Yeah I'm definitely gonna chill out. I got 6 or less weeks to practice and definitely gonna take full advantage of it. But I can say I'm almost complete with my first week!!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Continued well wishes, m'lady~!!

That license / state change thingy makes NO SENSE whatsoever. Really need to get that squared away tomorrow, for sure. I've never heard of that. In fact, quite the opposite.

Keep on keeping on~!!

~ Anne ~

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PackRat's Comment
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How about, "How cool will it be driving my own truck after training is finished", instead of a bunch of negative-leaning What If I Don't or What If I Can't???

At this point, how many minutes do you have driving so far? Why would you doubt the company would spend a bunch of time and money if they weren't confident you would pass a skills test at the completion of your training time?

Are you looking for an out or to fail? After the myriad of setbacks you've told us about in the past several weeks, I'm truly beginning to wonder. Sorry if I'm too blunt, but why would you not have faith in yourself?

POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND POSITIVE POSTS!

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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How about, "How cool will it be driving my own truck after training is finished", instead of a bunch of negative-leaning What If I Don't or What If I Can't???

At this point, how many minutes do you have driving so far? Why would you doubt the company would spend a bunch of time and money if they weren't confident you would pass a skills test at the completion of your training time?

Are you looking for an out or to fail? After the myriad of setbacks you've told us about in the past several weeks, I'm truly beginning to wonder. Sorry if I'm too blunt, but why would you not have faith in yourself?

POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND POSITIVE POSTS!

Yeah you're right PackRat. I guess it's just me being nervous as ever. I'm actually working for a trucking. I still can't believe it. As soon as I got in my rental and started my 7hr+ drive,I started thinking. About the life changing moments, that fresh clean new truck smell,the new people and cities I'll see. But at that very moment when the class instructor told us that not only will we have a road test but we will have a backing exam also. As soon as I heard backing,it felt like a got slapped with a 2by4. But I have to keep reminding myself that these people know I came straight outta school,they don't expect me to be perfect. Came to far to give up. But hopefully this is a normal feeling as I never did this type of thing before in my life.

But I got this! Definitely got this!!

PJ's Comment
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Chill out and quit overthinking this stuff. Your brand new to it, but trust me the process’s have been around a long time. You got through school, you can do this. Focus on each task as presented and you will be fine. DON’T be your own worst enemy.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Hi y'all got a quick question. I know I know,I can hear it now from y'all like a pack of wild super educated wolves haha. But if I don't pass on my road/skills test to go solo. Will I get fired,well cut loose? Is the testing different than attending a cdl school? Like could I get out as many times as I want? Class will be meeting the trainers next week. Super nervous.

Thanks Y'all!!

Being let go like that does happen, but by that point they have already a lot of money invested in you so they WANT you to pass. Most give you plenty of leeway there. You would have to do something drastic (accident or getting a ticket) during that test to be released. Just drive safe and take your time, dont overthink it and you'll do great! Nothing both as scary and as titillating as being handed the keys to you very first truck!! Have fun with it!!

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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