How Can I Manage This Turn? (Maps And Photos Included)

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Pianoman's Comment
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Congrats!!

So... Thats my story. I followed a JB Hunt truck for a portion of the test, and he modeled some of the turns for me. Thought that was funny- like copying answers from the guy in front of you.

This made me chuckle 😂 But hey if it works it works. Good luck and be safe

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Gonna wait out my contract or till I get fired from my current job, then start applying at companies

Congrats on passing!

How long do you have to wait out your contract? You don't want to wait too long because your CDL will become stale and most companies will require you to go through a refresher. I don't know if I would get fired from a job, but if you're talking months, then maybe you might want to make that happen.

Laura

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'm just jumping in with CONGRATS & KUDOS, as well !!!! dancing-dog.gif smile.gif dancing-dog.gif

Best going forward,

~ Anne ~

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Gonna wait out my contract or till I get fired from my current job, then start applying at companies

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Congrats on passing!

How long do you have to wait out your contract? You don't want to wait too long because your CDL will become stale and most companies will require you to go through a refresher. I don't know if I would get fired from a job, but if you're talking months, then maybe you might want to make that happen.

Laura

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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.
G-Town's Comment
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What??? PianoMan ??? How have you been? Hope all is well. G

Congrats!!

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So... Thats my story. I followed a JB Hunt truck for a portion of the test, and he modeled some of the turns for me. Thought that was funny- like copying answers from the guy in front of you.

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This made me chuckle 😂 But hey if it works it works. Good luck and be safe

Papa Pig's Comment
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Congratulations. You will learn over time how wide to take the turns. It just takes a little time. Like you I would prefer the criticism of taking it too wide rather than an automatic fail.

When it comes to turns like that I try to get back in my lane before my trailer allows enough room for a car to sneak by me. You will know what I am talking about once you are here for a bit. Most of your night turning off of exits and things like that will have to be done by feel but that too will come in time. Good luck and drive safe

Pianoman's Comment
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What??? PianoMan ??? How have you been? Hope all is well. G

Not to highjack the thread but I’m back in the seat and doing flatbed. I’ll see if I still have your number/email and hit you up. Hope things are good for you too!

G-Town's Comment
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Cool. I drive from 5pm until about 3-4am

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What??? PianoMan ??? How have you been? Hope all is well. G

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Not to highjack the thread but I’m back in the seat and doing flatbed. I’ll see if I still have your number/email and hit you up. Hope things are good for you too!

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