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Ct H.'s Comment
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I'm taking my DMV CDL for Class B Transit Bus driver test tomorrow any last minute suggestions/ tips Thanks

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.

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.

Eckoh's Comment
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Just relax

Jolie R.'s Comment
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I would also add slow down and don't be in a hurry. I just tested for my CDL A on Wednesday and got a perfect score backing....this is from the person who was told on not 1 but 2 times it would be best to save my money and not test. I just slowed down to think and focus on what I needed to do next. That might not work for some people, but I have to think things through sometimes. Good luck!

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.
Brian 's Comment
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Don't over think it, get a good nights rest, and kick butt!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I agree with everyone above - try to relax as much as possible. When they're testing you for your CDL they're not looking for someone who's an expert driver. They know you're new to it. What they're looking for is someone who has the basics down pretty good, seems comfortable behind the wheel, can handle unexpected circumstances well, and has a good awareness of what's going on around the vehicle.

Everyone that's first getting their license will improve a lot in that first year. The CDL examiners are mostly trying to make sure you have the basics down and that you have the personality to handle a high pressure job.

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.
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