Day 5 Swift Driving Academy Dallas Texas December 2014 Failed Combos 2nd Time. :(

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Pepper's Comment
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Studied last night. Studied this morning for an hour.

Went to the DPS and just froze up. Didn't pass. It was like the test was in a foreign language. I just choked.

I feel really stupid.

I will be studying via the program on this website over the weekend, and from the notes that I have made. Then, I will do a self-assess on Monday and decide when to schedule for the test. If I don't pass the test when I take it again, I will have to wait 30 days before I am able to take it again. So, I don't want to take it again before I know for certain that I can pass it.

I am debating what to do right now. There is a part of me that is wondering if I was not a good fit for the training program that was here in Dallas.

Another part of me is wondering what to do to grasp it better. I am really overwhelmed, I know that I have let my family down and that hurts a lot. I also have to be very mindful of my money. I will update later, right now, I need to pack my things and head on down the road because I have to get my nose in the books. Pepper

Scott O.'s Comment
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Studied last night. Studied this morning for an hour.

Went to the DPS and just froze up. Didn't pass. It was like the test was in a foreign language. I just choked.

I feel really stupid.

I will be studying via the program on this website over the weekend, and from the notes that I have made. Then, I will do a self-assess on Monday and decide when to schedule for the test. If I don't pass the test when I take it again, I will have to wait 30 days before I am able to take it again. So, I don't want to take it again before I know for certain that I can pass it.

I am debating what to do right now. There is a part of me that is wondering if I was not a good fit for the training program that was here in Dallas.

Another part of me is wondering what to do to grasp it better. I am really overwhelmed, I know that I have let my family down and that hurts a lot. I also have to be very mindful of my money. I will update later, right now, I need to pack my things and head on down the road because I have to get my nose in the books. Pepper

Don't give up..... I to went through swift/central program use the study guides they gave you for all sections (GK AB combo )..... What I did was you know the handouts they give you with the questions and answers just study them till they are burnt in your mind then study more just read a question then the answer and then repeat..... Hope it all works out for you.....

P.s when taking the tests take deep breaths and relax

Motomal's Comment
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Hey Pepper, I failed my Combo on Tues but passed easily today. Did you already pass that section by now? If not, here is my two cents: besides going over the High Road Training on here repeatedly and taking the Combo quizzes repeatedly, what I did was to tear out just the Combination section of our CA DMV manual and go through it line by line. I underlined, circled, starred key words and phrases. Then I looked up pics of the red 8-sided knob because I was not able to visualize it or the whole process of coupling & uncoupling without breaking it all down and VISAULIZING it. Only then did all the steps and parts make sense. Best of luck to you! Mal

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.

Pepper's Comment
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Thanks, for all of the really great advice. I am taking my time to get this right, working through everything one step at a time. I am a measure twice (or more) cut once kind of person, so I want to make sure that I understand what I am learning, that I understand the concepts as well as the test, and most importantly of all, that I am able to pass that CDL test! :)

Keep me in your prayers, I want to do well and make my family proud.

Pepper

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.

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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