High Road CDL Training Program

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James S.'s Comment
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From all that I've read on here, the High Road CDL Training Program seems to be a great resource for studying for the written CDL. Just wanted to make sure...is the material in it still up to date for the CDL test?

I'm anxious to get started in it, so I thought I would check and make sure it will have all the material I need to study in order to take my test in April.

Thanks.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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James, everything on the HRT should be better than 99.5% accurate. Start passing the tests there, and the permit testing at a DMV should be no problem.

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Old School's Comment
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Any information in that program for the tests is up to date. I know the section on logs (HOS) needs to be updated, and that is in the works right now. I'm not sure when it will be complete, but it is being re-worked. The sections you will be tested on are all up to date.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James S.'s Comment
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Great to know...I'll get started studying it.

Thanks.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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I suggest reading the hazmat section of your going tanker.. My state has several question answered in that section instead of tanker. But could be different in your state.

Other then that I credit. High road getting my cdl

From all that I've read on here, the High Road CDL Training Program seems to be a great resource for studying for the written CDL. Just wanted to make sure...is the material in it still up to date for the CDL test?

I'm anxious to get started in it, so I thought I would check and make sure it will have all the material I need to study in order to take my test in April.

Thanks.

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

87Wrangler 's Comment
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I just passed my states cdl A with hazmat and it was a breeze. I did read my states cdl manual and noted the differences which were minimal to say the least. The high road program really explains in great detail the information in the manual not only from a technical perspective but from the view of a professional truck driver who not only has the knowledge but has the experience or seasoning to back it up. Be sure to select the tips icon that look like pages while going through the program for more emphasis on the current topic.

I only missed one question and technically it was right. I would suggest skipping a question on the test if you are not100% sure of the answer, especially if you are on the borderline of passing. Many are designed to cause an incorrect answer, and you should be focused on answering as many correctly as you can until you pass that test. There are many questions in the databank and that question may not cycle back to you before you end up passing.

I also am a P1 licensed plumber Now that was an impossible test with an only 3% pass rate with over 1000 questions multiple choice and written questions, plus a business section test with nothing but state articles and laws. It was 25 questions and you had to pass with 100% when I took it. If you failed the little one and passed the big one you still failed all and had to wait 90 days to retest period.

The cdl just requires studying and slowly reading the questions, it was easy really if you study and slow down, remember to skip if necessary, I skipped one question and answered the other just to see what they were up too and missed it because it was a 50/50 chance on both correct answer choices. Steering and turning are two different things in my mind. You can be sitting still and turn the steering wheel all day long, but when you are turning you are traveling or moving. The state says I am wrong...lol better to just skip those and try to get 50 right answers before answering enough wrong to fail - hope this helps.

These guys have put a lot of time in this and it shows. I also recommend, after you pass the permit portion, download the pre trip located on this site and go to your vehicle and practice, starting and pointing out loud (who cares what the neighborhood thinks) lol if you are struggling watch a few videos on YouTube it will help tie this all together as well.

The only way to do this is put in the proper time and study, in my honest opinion. You would be short changing yourself if you just memorized what was needed to pass. Knowledge is power and will put you way ahead of your class if you understand the knowledge you have. Who knows it may even save you or someone else's life one day or maybe a huge ticket or out of service situation. It's kind of like being a parts replacer on an automobile or being a professional mechanic who can troubleshoot or apply their knowledge. He not only knows how to replace the part but why and when to replace the part.

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Russ's Comment
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Thanks so much for that information. That is very helpful. Just to clarify...when I take the written CDL exam for my state, am I able to skip a question and keep going on to the next question without a penalty? Will the computer keep generating new questions?

better to just skip those and try to get 50 right answers before answering enough wrong to fail....hope this helps.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Yes, each question gives you the option to answer or skip the question. The test is designed so that you need to get a certain amount of questions correct in order to pass. Therefore, it's better to correctly answer the questions you know before trying to guess at the ones you're unsure of. It'd be a shame to get too many wrong answers and fail before reaching the easy questions.

So skip the hard ones and take the easy ones. No penalty will be generated. Once you've gone through the entire list, the questions you skipped will come back around again. That is when you must answer them, as you won't be given a second chance to skip.

Russ's Comment
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Thanks for that info, Turtle. That puts my mind a bit more at ease. I plan to keep studying hard for the next few weeks, but it's good to know I can skip something I'm unsure of.

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