Hazmat & Tanker Nailed

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Ricky A.'s Comment
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Went to dmv today and tested for hazmat and tanker today and passed with flying colors. A big huge thank you to High Road Training Program again. Although i do have one complaint. While seriously studying and doing the practice test i was locked out a couple of times. No big deal but yesterday i wanted to read the hazmat sections and tanker sections just to freshen up a bit and i was still locked out. Had to study else where.

Anyways, now i have class A, hazmat, tanker, twic , and passport card. Now i am ready for orientation at swift in ocala fl on 11/4/14. Cant wait.

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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.

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

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Matt S.'s Comment
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Went to dmv today and tested for hazmat and tanker today and passed with flying colors. A big huge thank you to highroad again. Although i do have one complaint. While seriously studying and doing the practice test i was locked out a couple of times. No big deal but yesterday i wanted to read the hazmat sections and tanker sections just to freshen up a bit and i was still locked out. Had to study else where.

Anyways, now i have class A, hazmat, tanker, twic , and passport card. Now i am ready for orientation at swift in ocala fl on 11/4/14. Cant wait.

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Way to go on passing those tests! Did you know that you can click the Admin reset link to reset your scores and clear the halts? I had to do that at one point because no matter what else I did, I couldn't clear the halt. Let us know how it goes. I'm going to Swift's academy in Richmond, VA on the 24th of November. I'd like to hear about your experience in Company Driver Training.

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

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Sometimes you have to pass the same section 2 to 3 times or until you answered the ones you got wrong the right way a few times.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats Ricky!

Listen, you guys are knuckleheads!!!!! You get halted if you miss a question (or several questions) too many times. When you're halted you're given a series of 8 review questions at a time, as many times as is necessary, until you get your scores up high enough to clear the halt. Most of the time you'll have to do two sets of review questions but.....

no matter what else I did, I couldn't clear the halt

...if you continue to get review questions wrong it won't clear the halt. So don't say, "No matter what I did" because obviously you didn't try getting all of the questions correct every time! Otherwise the halt would have been lifted.

Thank God those quizzes are open book quizzes that include the answer with the question. Imagine how hard that program would be if I didn't give you the answer every time!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ricky A.'s Comment
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Thank you all.

Matt s, i will start a thread on swift once i get there on the 4th for everyone.

Brett, i got it, i got it, geeze. Lol. Again Brett, thank you for putting all this together and keeping this site clear of all the negative bull****.

Sly48's Comment
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Congrats!!! While the Tanker is pretty easy, the hazmat seems like a lot to retain. I stressed on the Hazmat exam at my local DMV office. But once I got there it was a lot easier than expected.....ALL thanks to the training HERE!! The halts are a good thing too, it MAKES you remember!! :)

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

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.

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Congrats!!! While the Tanker is pretty easy, the hazmat seems like a lot to retain. I stressed on the Hazmat exam at my local DMV office. But once I got there it was a lot easier than expected.....ALL thanks to the training HERE!! The halts are a good thing too, it MAKES you remember!! :)

I agree the halts are good. Just wasnt good when i wanted to just brush up. Wish i would have figured to reset. Lol. The first time i read the hazmat in the manual i was like WTF!!! Lol. But using highroad, the test was a walk in the park. On the dmv test I skiped 3 questions and missed 3. Tanker i actually got 100% on.

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

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.

Sly48's Comment
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Congrats!!! While the Tanker is pretty easy, the hazmat seems like a lot to retain. I stressed on the Hazmat exam at my local DMV office. But once I got there it was a lot easier than expected.....ALL thanks to the training HERE!! The halts are a good thing too, it MAKES you remember!! :)

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I agree the halts are good. Just wasnt good when i wanted to just brush up. Wish i would have figured to reset. Lol. The first time i read the hazmat in the manual i was like WTF!!! Lol. But using highroad, the test was a walk in the park. On the dmv test I skiped 3 questions and missed 3. Tanker i actually got 100% on.

I had 3 login names so I could do different things at different times in different sections!!!.....Call me a cheater...haha!!!

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

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.

Matt S.'s Comment
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Yes, I am a knucklehead! That made me laugh, by the way. Yes, the halts are a good thing because it forces you to really study and pay attention to what you do. I used the reset at one point and then just started over from the very beginning for extra reinforcement. I cannot say enough good things about this site and the amount of learning available from it. I really believe that this site sets up the rookie trucker for the best possibility of success.

D-Wash's Comment
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Good Job!!!....I'm right behind you sir

Went to dmv today and tested for hazmat and tanker today and passed with flying colors. A big huge thank you to High Road Training Program again. Although i do have one complaint. While seriously studying and doing the practice test i was locked out a couple of times. No big deal but yesterday i wanted to read the hazmat sections and tanker sections just to freshen up a bit and i was still locked out. Had to study else where.

Anyways, now i have class A, hazmat, tanker, twic , and passport card. Now i am ready for orientation at swift in ocala fl on 11/4/14. Cant wait.

dancing-banana.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.

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

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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