Third Times Is A Charm! Finally Got My CDL

Topic 4256 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Weatherman's Comment
member avatar

I have not been one here lately, but after failing to complete an alley dock on two straight tests I was starting to think my journey as a driver was over. Fortunately, things finally clicked when I went out on a practice drive with one of my schools instructors and was finally able to pass my skills test (and the rest of the exam) the next day. Up next is to enjoy the 4th of July holiday then on to finding a job.

Jolie R.'s Comment
member avatar

Congratulations! It just goes to show the saying "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" is true! dancing-dog.gif

Old School's Comment
member avatar

Hey Weatherman, welcome to the journey!

This really is a journey or a process. You will have many more challenging times ahead, and if you take the right approach to this stuff you will be learning all along the way. Some get this stuff quicker than others, but that doesn't necessarily mean they got it better. Slow and steady wins this race. Good luck with your job search, and just remember the main objective during that first year is that you don't hit anything, above all else, don't hit anything. good-luck.gif

mountain girl's Comment
member avatar

I love this:

the main objective during that first year is that you don't hit anything, above all else, don't hit anything.

-mountain girl

Schism's Comment
member avatar

Congrats !

I took my cdl a test in NH with a state Trooper in the B seat . First attempt stress got the best of me and I went top to bottom of the in cab brake check with brake chambers empty and spring brakes applied.

Second attempt I had 4 or 5" of a driver tire over invisible line during parallel park .

Third attempt I ran out of points using pull ups during 90 degree ally dock.

I went thru school top of the class . I was out with a driver trainer at Western Express for 5 days and he said I should be solo.

All that matters is that you got the license . The priority now going to work for a company is that you don't hit anything.

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.
Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More