Just Might Test Out Early

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Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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My original "graduation" date is July 6th. However the 3rd party tester that my school uses will be coming into town, he lives approx. 90 miles away, on June 30th, 2021. I think I'm ready, feel good about the Pre-trip, straight line and offsets are good, I'm about 60 to 70% sure on my alley dock. The road test is done in this really crappy 2007 (or is it a 2012) International Eagle with a 48' trailer, it has a really goofy transmission and a HEAVY clutch...Slow and steady on the road, I can do it just need ultra focus for it...wish me luck

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My original "graduation" date is July 6th. However the 3rd party tester that my school uses will be coming into town, he lives approx. 90 miles away, on June 30th, 2021. I think I'm ready, feel good about the Pre-trip, straight line and offsets are good, I'm about 60 to 70% sure on my alley dock. The road test is done in this really crappy 2007 (or is it a 2012) International Eagle with a 48' trailer, it has a really goofy transmission and a HEAVY clutch...Slow and steady on the road, I can do it just need ultra focus for it...wish me luck

Luck, prayers, and best wishes SENT !!!!

That's still 6 days away; if you're that prepared (feeling) NOW, you will be moreso then!!!!!!

Nail it, Mackerel!!

~ Anne ~

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Maintain your focus. This all sounds good. Be confident AND humble. Even treat the Tester as a mentor maybe. 🤔

I hope all goes well!

Chief Brody's Comment
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Good luck. Very soon this will all be a distant memory.

Old School's Comment
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Go for it Mackerel - You'll feel relieved to get this part behind you.

It sounds to me like you can pass. good-luck.gif

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Well 3rd party tester plus holiday weekend equals a test date of July 7th. Pre-Hire with Werner, so not long now. I have been in school (CDL) and not working for a couple months now. Getting antsy want to get out and "earn my keep" as they say. Happy independence day everyone.

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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