Failed Skills Test, Now I Need A Truck!

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Darlene R.'s Comment
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I was in school and took my skills test at the end of the course, I messed up on my air brakes and failed.

Now I have a CDL-A learners permit, a bunch of endorsements, plus money paid to tsa for a background check, a certificate and some college credits and a bunch of money paid out and no cdl-a.

I have no access to a tractor-trailer and my school is shut down until may. I can wait and pay them $95 an hour, but I really don't want to wait 4+ months, with no driving practice and go in to test being unprepared.

I live in very rural northern Vermont, this is not a major trucking hub.

Does anyone have any ideas for me about finding a truck.

I have put a note up at work (corner store, with lots of traffic)

I have posted the following on Facebook:

"I'm looking for someone who has a tractor-trailer and has their CDL-A and would be willing to let me use their truck for my road skills test in St Johnsbury.

I have had my CDL-A permit since September and have doubles-triples and tanker endorsements.

Please let me know if you can and how much you would need in compensation."

My brother said if I could get a truck he'd take me, since he has his cdl-a, but he works for a mega-carrier so using their truck is out of the question.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Someone will be along before too long in the next day or so...mainly because it's the holidays. I just parked for my 10 hours and I've been battling bad roads in Wyoming and Utah and my brain is fried. If you don't get an answer in the next 24 hours, put your comment in the General forum and you will for sure get an answer there.

Laura

J K.'s Comment
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I'm interested in this. My school burned through one of my free exam dates because I had a medical issue. I have one more test set up but in MA it's notoriously difficult to pass the test, and I fear I will end up having to pay then $350 to retake if I fail my 1st try.

I was in school and took my skills test at the end of the course, I messed up on my air brakes and failed.

Now I have a CDL-A learners permit, a bunch of endorsements, plus money paid to tsa for a background check, a certificate and some college credits and a bunch of money paid out and no cdl-a.

I have no access to a tractor-trailer and my school is shut down until may. I can wait and pay them $95 an hour, but I really don't want to wait 4+ months, with no driving practice and go in to test being unprepared.

I live in very rural northern Vermont, this is not a major trucking hub.

Does anyone have any ideas for me about finding a truck.

I have put a note up at work (corner store, with lots of traffic)

I have posted the following on Facebook:

"I'm looking for someone who has a tractor-trailer and has their CDL-A and would be willing to let me use their truck for my road skills test in St Johnsbury.

I have had my CDL-A permit since September and have doubles-triples and tanker endorsements.

Please let me know if you can and how much you would need in compensation."

My brother said if I could get a truck he'd take me, since he has his cdl-a, but he works for a mega-carrier so using their truck is out of the question.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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