I Passed My Permit Exam! All Thanks To High Road

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Eugene K.'s Comment
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I scored the following (Virginia exams):

44/50 general knowledge
17/20 combination
22/25 air brakes
27/30 hazmat
16/20 doubles and triples
20/20 tankers

I spent hours a day on the high road training program and it paid off. Highly recommend any newcomer to this site.

Next stop is company-sponsored training....just waiting on the background checks to finish up and will have a start date soon!

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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A perfect score wasn't required for the air brakes portion?

Dean R.'s Comment
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A perfect score wasn't required for the air brakes portion?

Only on the in-cab air brakes portion of the CDL 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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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A perfect score wasn't required for the air brakes portion?

None of the writtens require a perfect score.

A few things on the skills are an INSTANT FAIL. Air Brake test is one of them.

One of my classmates missed a gear going up a hill from a start - had to stop and grab first again in the middle of the street/hill. Instant Fail...

Rick

Delco Dave's Comment
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A perfect score wasn't required for the air brakes portion?

Here in PA you must score an 80% or better to pass each test. None require a perfect score

Eugene K.'s Comment
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It’s the same in VA. 80% to pass any portion of the written exam, but air brake test in-cab must be perfect score.

Chris L's Comment
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First off Congratulations on passing your written exams and getting your CLP. The High Road is an excellent tool to get you prepared. New York plays "Stump the Dummy" They have done away with paper exams so you take the test on a touch screen. The system doesn't give you instant feedback so you won't know what questions you got wrong until you hit the threshold of allowed missed questions. The test will automatically terminate the exam and tell you that you failed. Good thing is you can retest on the spot but each retest costs $5.00 a pop! ( If I remember correctly when I took the Metal Coil endorsement exam I could miss 4 and still pass). I missed the first time and passed it on the second go around. Congratulations againdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

PackRat's Comment
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Wow. I didn't realize we had so many that took the test in Virginia today.

Donna M.'s Comment
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The computer system works both ways. U can go through answer all the question u do know the answer for, skip the ones your not sure of and reach the 80%. Congratulations!dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gif

PJ's Comment
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Congrats!!!dancing-banana.gif

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