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Martin M.'s Comment
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There seems to be some issues with some of the questions on the High Road Training program. The question about what to do when you lose sight of your spotter has the wrong answer. I choose "stop and get out" which is correct, it even says it in the explanation but the program marked it as wrong and said that the "keep backing slowly" answer is correct. I thought that some of the questions in earlier marked me wrong for what I thought was the correct answer but this one is certainly wrong. Not complaining, just thought you would want to know. Your sight is awesome and I appreciate the interactive training program. On bus in route to Prime in Springfield. Is it safe to assume that if I can make it through the High Road Training, I should be well prepared for the CDL permit test at the DMV?

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Martin, is the last word of the question about losing sight of your spotter "except"? As in:

When using a helper during backing, you and your helper should do all of the following except:

...and the correct answer in that case would be....

If you lose sight of your helper, keep moving back slowly and cautiously until the helper becomes visible again

...because you wouldn't want to do that.

And yes, if you can make it through the High Road Training Program you'll do great on your CDL permit exam and endorsement exams.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pat M.'s Comment
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Got to read the questions several time to ensure you have the correct meaning. You will see this on the real tests. They word it that way to throw you off.

Leslie M.'s Comment
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Yeah those "excepts" will bite your ...... score!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Martin M.'s Comment
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Well, don't I just feel like a giant ass.

Chris M's Comment
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Lol don't worry about it Martin. It seems like every week one of these pops up. You're not the first and you won't be the last. They really do try their best to trick you on those tests at the dmv. Thats one reason that its very important to not attempt to memorize any answers. Learn the situation and read the question 3 or 4 times before you answer.

The High Road is absolutely the best tool you're gonna have for learning this material. Good luck and keep your focus and I guarantee you'll do just fine!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sean's Comment
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I just finished going through the whole program for the first time. I swear I was so close to posting that I found a question that was wrong at least a half dozen times! It was always me misreading the question though! Hahaha! Don't sweat the small stuff.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well, don't I just feel like a giant ass.

No, not at all. Like Chris and Sean mentioned, it happens all the time. The questions can be really tricky.

At least you handled yourself well even when you thought our system had a problem. You should see some of the private emails I get when people think our system is wrong. Man, they'll blast me from top to bottom about how we've wasted their time and we don't know what we're doing and all kinds of stuff. They'll skip right past the niceties and just start going off. Won't even bother to say hello and introduce themselves first. They just hit the ground with both guns blazing.

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Scott O.'s Comment
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Well, don't I just feel like a giant ass.

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No, not at all. Like Chris and Sean mentioned, it happens all the time. The questions can be really tricky.

At least you handled yourself well even when you thought our system had a problem. You should see some of the private emails I get when people think our system is wrong. Man, they'll blast me from top to bottom about how we've wasted their time and we don't know what we're doing and all kinds of stuff. They'll skip right past the niceties and just start going off. Won't even bother to say hello and introduce themselves first. They just hit the ground with both guns blazing.

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I don't see why they would do that...this is all free and even if its wrong once in awhile (you know human error) who cares its free and by far better then reading the cdl manual

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 D.'s Comment
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There seems to be some issues with some of the questions on the High Road Training program. The question about what to do when you lose sight of your spotter has the wrong answer. I choose "stop and get out" which is correct, it even says it in the explanation but the program marked it as wrong and said that the "keep backing slowly" answer is correct. I thought that some of the questions in earlier marked me wrong for what I thought was the correct answer but this one is certainly wrong. Not complaining, just thought you would want to know. Your sight is awesome and I appreciate the interactive training program. On bus in route to Prime in Springfield. Is it safe to assume that if I can make it through the High Road Training, I should be well prepared for the CDL permit test at the DMV?

Good luck, Martin!

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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