Thank You

Topic 4772 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Kenneth A.'s Comment
member avatar

Just wanted to say thanks to Brett, Daniel, Old School, Guy, and all the other moderators for having such positive and informative site.

Thanks to using the High Road Training Program as a supplement to the Ohio CDL book I passed my permit test at 98% today.

Going to keep reading and applying the knowledge given so freely to school which starts on the 25th with Prime. Hopefully I will find the time to be able share some of my own experiences. thank-you.gif

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.
Old School's Comment
member avatar

Congratulations Kenneth!

I think you've got this - 98% is smoking that thing!

Kai's Comment
member avatar

Congratulations! I passed my Texas Learner Permit Test today as well.

What tests do you need to pass in order to get your CDL A permit in Ohio?

In Texas, I needed to pass only the Combination Vehicle Test and the Texas Special Requirement Test (Manual Section 14) to get the Permit.

The General Knowledge Test, the Pre-Trip Test, and the Air Brake Test are part of the actual CDL License Test. I got 95% on the Combination Vehicle Test and 85% on the Special Requirements Test.

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.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Kenneth A.'s Comment
member avatar

Congratulations Kenneth!

I think you've got this - 98% is smoking that thing!

Been mostly lurking here for the last six months once me and the wife started discussing this so I got to soak up lots of stories from you all..lol

Congratulations! I passed my Texas Learner Permit Test today as well.

What tests do you need to pass in order to get your CDL A permit in Ohio?

In Texas, I needed to pass only the Combination Vehicle Test and the Texas Special Requirement Test (Manual Section 14) to get the Permit.

The General Knowledge Test, the Pre-Trip Test, and the Air Brake Test are part of the actual CDL License Test. I got 95% on the Combination Vehicle Test and 85% on the Special Requirements Test.

Surprisingly OH its much more simple it seems in this regard at least. Only had to take General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combo Vehicle as well as HazMat so I could get the background checks and whatnot going for that. No other special requirements at this time thankfully. I think I was in and out the door within about 1/2 hour tops really.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Cody P.'s Comment
member avatar

Going to be taking my permit test next week at Prime orientation. Started cramming Monday of this week, and already have a firm grasp of the knowledge needed to pass the test. A full week of studying and reading Brett's book and diving into the forums and I've never been more ready to start a career. Thanks to anyone that makes this site as great as it is.

Daniel B.'s Comment
member avatar

Glad I was able to help! You'll do just fine, especially with that kind of score. If you have any questions about Prime give me a shout.

Kenneth A.'s Comment
member avatar

Glad I was able to help! You'll do just fine, especially with that kind of score. If you have any questions about Prime give me a shout.

One question. Feel like training again?

Daniel B.'s Comment
member avatar

*curls up into a ball and cries!*

smile.gif

James R.'s Comment
member avatar

*curls up into a ball and cries!*

smile.gif

You can't escape us forever. We will get you.

Kai's Comment
member avatar

In Texas, the Pre-Trip Exam is a written exam which means there is no practical walk-around pre-trip inspection required, with the exception of the Air Brake Test. Air Brake Test, Driving Test, and the Backing Tests are all one test. During the road test, I have to perform all parts of the test. If I loose points in backing, then I lose points from the entire road test. I know that in Utah, every test is separate. Pre-Trip, Backing, and Driving Tests are three different tests. If you fail one, you don't fail the other. If you fail backing, but pass driving you just do the backing again.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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