Question About Online CDL Program

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Gary A.'s Comment
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I went to an information session at my local tech school for the CDL program and mentioned the Trucking Truth High Road Online CDL training program, and the instructor told me to "be CAREFUL with those on-line programs" because the CDL requirements vary from state to state, with Georgia having a more thorough testing requirement than any other states. SO, I'm wondering if those same requirements are reflected in the CDL training program here on Trucking Truth?? I will continue the program just to get the practice, but I don't want to study and then be presented with different answers to the same questions, just because it's GEORGIA...follow me?

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.
Christopher J.'s Comment
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I would bet The Trucking Truth is better it goes over everything

Old School's Comment
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Gary, your instructor may be right about 98% of the on-line study guides out there, but I can't tell you how many testimonials I've seen on the High Road Training Program where the person says they never cracked open their state manual. You don't have to believe us, but I will assure you that you will miss out on a great learning experience if you pass over it. I myself flew through my state exams in Texas without ever needing the state supplied material. I took all my tests and endorsements at the same time and the under achieving ladies behind the counter at the DMV had their jaws on the floor when they looked at my scores and the short time I spent flying through those tests.

This program will get you where you need to be, in fact I've never seen anyone come on here, but one ignoramus who couldn't read the questions right, that didn't sing it's praises when it came to game day. When you go into the game you've got to have your game on. This program will give you that game face when it gets down to crunch time.

Oh yeah, I forgot, welcome to Trucking Truth!

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kevin C.'s Comment
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Hi Gary. I have been studying the High Road Program on here for several weeks. I downloaded my state (colorado) cdl manual and started going over the questions the state has. They are exactly the same as on here. I intend to get every endorsement I can because you never know what might come up. (as those in the know keep saying) I have to say, after studying the High Road Program and now going over the questions the state has, If I fail any portion of the test (s) I will be revoking my man card.

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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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Gary, rest assured that everything the guys said above is true - the High Road Training Course is awesome.

What we've done is build the CDL manual right into it. The actual manual we used was from Illinois but 98% of the various state manuals are identical. If they were different we would have built a different version of the program for each state. But we immediately recognized that the manuals were all pretty much the same.

We've also added two sections that we built from scratch ourselves - the Logbook Rules and the Weight & Balance section. These are critical to know for your everyday job out there on the road but almost nobody covers them well....not the schools, not the CDL manuals, nor most company trainers. They're super challenging but man will you be thanking yourself endlessly for working through them.

So work through the High Road and you'll be amazed at the scores you get on your exams and just how much more you know than the other students and rookie drivers you'll be around. Our course is thorough and effective when it comes to preparing new drivers for their CDL exams and life on the road.

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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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Gary A.'s Comment
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Thanks guys! I really enjoy the program, Brett designed it WELL and makes it FUN to do! This is my second time through it, and I was a bit overconfident when I started it this time, but thanks to the excellent design and algorithm, that overconfidence issue got addressed REAL quick!!!

Jimmy P. 's Comment
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Gary I live in Oregon but just wanted to say I have never looked at the DMV book for Oregon and I went in 2 weeks ago and got my CDL -A permit with all endorsements on the first try and it only took about 40 minutes ! The Highroad program is great and it works !

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Joshua's Comment
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I have to repeat what a lot of others have said on here that the High Road Training Program is all you really need. I just took my CDL permit test last week and passed it on the first try with no problem (even shocked the DMV lady how fast I got through it ha) and all I studied was the high road. True I "skimmed" the Mississippi state manual just for good measure but thats about it. The high road helped me pass my test with no problem. I even passed the doubles/triples test while I was there (another thanks to the high road for that too!).

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Tucker's Comment
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The high road is awesome. For Arizona there is one difference though and that is the perception time, reaction time and braking distance......perception = 1.75 seconds at 55mph= 142 feet. reaction= .75 seconds = 61 feet. Braking = 55mph = 216 feet total of 419 feet at 55mph.

PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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Gary I live in ga and passed the test with flying colors the high road program is BY FAR the best, most thorough study guide you could ever hope to find. Hands down use it with confidence and you will pass

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