Failed My CDL Road Test. Stalled! :(

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DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Congrats!!!

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Congrats!!!

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Way to go!!!!! I know how difficult it is to continue on when there is an area it seems difficult to get down so I applaud your perseverancedancing-dog.gif !!!!!

Snappy's Comment
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Congratulations man!!! It's gotta be a load off your shoulders to get that knocked out!

Tina N.'s Comment
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I just read about the techniques involved in preventing a truck from rolling back and from stalling out. I have yet to start a training program. If, like me, you have never been behind the wheel of a big rig (or whatever you guys call them), are you basically taught how to drive them when you go from the classroom to the range? And if so then are you not taught everything you need to know how to do in order to pass the road test? I know that there is a difference between knowing how to do something and actually being able to do it. Also, how many gears do these trucks have? Thanks, Tina

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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are you basically taught how to drive them when you go from the classroom to the range? And if so then are you not taught everything you need to know how to do in order to pass the road test?

Tina, they focus on teaching you to pass the driving test. That's their goal - having their students pass. The best way to do this is to go through one of the Paid CDL Training Programs. They will give you more attention and help you get to the point of being able to go solo in your own truck.

Much of the information in this conversation is probably not going to apply to your experience. Most people are now being trained on automatic transmissions. This conversation concerns a manual transmission. When you get your first trucking job you've probably got a 99% chance you'll be driving a truck that shifts gears all by itself.

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.
Tina N.'s Comment
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Well, that is good to know. Yeah, I am doing the high road program. Thanks for responding so quickly. Tina

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