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Gregory G.'s Comment
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I am very new to the trucking industry. I have been studying the (North Carolina) Commercial Driver License Manual -- 2005 CDL Testing System (July 2014) manual. I registered on this very informative site a couple days ago. It is packed with information that is proving to be very valuable to me. Thank you so much! I am currently studying the High Road Training Program. I started on the Air Brakes section. Wow, it is GREAT! I am learning about the CDL material much faster and thoroughly by incorporating the HRTP. One thing I am concerned about though... With no disrespect, seems to be a few small discrepancies on the HRTP and the manual I am studying. Question... Would you be kind enough to let me know whether the HRTP on this site or the manual I have been studying from is the most current? I don't want to "unlearn" the material no matter what source I am studying from. I just want to study the most current, accurate and effective material "on the planet" that I can get as quickly as my pace will allow me. Anything you can offer is appreciated. Thanks again.

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.
David L.'s Comment
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In case of discrepancy: go with your state manual - that's what you'll be tested on. If you were to check other state manuals you would see minor differences in terminology and emphasis, but since all states generally abide by FED standards you'll do fine. I use HR and a couple of other on-line quiz generators and it gives me a good over-view.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, there are a few small differences between state manuals but they're few and far between. Ultimately it's not going to have an affect on your scores for your CDL permit test or your endorsement tests. We chose the Illinois CDL manual because Illinois has the most stringent standards for getting your CDL. You can read through your state manual if you like but I can assure you it's completely uneccessary. People who use nothing but our High Road Training Program consistently get amazing scores on their exams, sometimes getting perfect scores.

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.
Sly48's Comment
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Yeah, there are a few small differences between state manuals but they're few and far between. Ultimately it's not going to have an affect on your scores for your CDL permit test or your endorsement tests. We chose the Illinois CDL manual because Illinois has the most stringent standards for getting your CDL. You can read through your state manual if you like but I can assure you it's completely uneccessary. People who use nothing but our High Road Training Program consistently get amazing scores on their exams, sometimes getting perfect scores.

What Brett said is dead on!!! For example, my state booklet and training material was horrible and I chose to ONLY study here for all my tests and passed with flying colors. In some cases 100% in others in the 90's. Most recently I added the Hazmat to my endorsements and I got more info from this site than the state offered and I think only missed one question. I went to the lady in the office and she saw my score, I told I was worried it would be tough and she said more than 70% of the people that take it fail the hazmat one or two times. I just smiled and told her I had an ace in the hole!! 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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ed S.'s Comment
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I just finished the HRTP and I have to give many Thanks to Brett for giving us such a Great resource to study for the CDL test. I feel so ready to go take my test now with full confidence that I will pass with flying colors. Here's my results... The High Road Training Program

Name: Ed Seal

Score: 98%

Halted: No

Progress: 100%

# Halts: 6

Again Thank You Brett for the great resource!!!!

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.
Gregory G.'s Comment
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Thank you all for your input. Especially big thanks to Brett for chiming in. I will continue to move ahead with this effective High Road Training Program course. I'm looking forward to taking the CDL permit test and attending CDL school. Thanks again.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ed & Sly48 - awesome job on the High Road and on the state exams!

Greg, you'll be thrilled with how well you'll learn the materials using our program. And don't skip the Logbook and Weight & Balance sections. They're tough but it's stuff you'll need to know to do your job out there. The only thing tougher than making it through the course is trying to do your job without knowing that stuff.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gregory G.'s Comment
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Thanks all again for the encouragement. I'm motivated to absorb all the knowledge I can.

Brett, I will definitely study the Logbook and Weight & Balance sections as well.

Brett, thank you for the great advice:

"The only thing tougher than making it through the course is trying to do your job without knowing that stuff."

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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