Practice Test Vs Online Tuts: Which Is Right?

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PackRat's Comment
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Thanks, reckon I should have just looked it up in the book. State says connect air lines before locking in the kingpin. Seems they want to ensure there is air to the brakes before pushing on it.

Funny that an instruction video, from a school, missed that. Perhaps it's a new rule that hasn't made its way through yet, or a FL thing.

Thanks again, I'll try not to be lazy in the future and just look things up first.


When I was doing my CLP studying, they specified that this was due to the possibility of older trailers that didn't have spring brakes. I am learning here at training just what others have said: When coupling, PAL -- Pin, Air, Landing gear

(Reading the posts on here is helping with my training!)

If you pull a 40 year old trailer for any company, let us know. That's about how long ago the old brake systems where phased out and trailers with ABS were mandated.


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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.

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If you pull a 40 year old trailer for any company, let us know. That's about how long ago the old brake systems where phased out and trailers with ABS were mandated.

The 70s were that long ago? Given the rate at which the government works, those trainings will need to be, in their minds at least, in effect for another 10 at least. Practicality doesn't seem to be on their radar.


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