Failed My CDL Skills Test Today

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Michael P.'s Comment
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Jopa, I much appreciate you taking the time to share your advice with me. Yes, I do have trouble keeping my imagination in check. But I am going to get this done this time.

Torque's Comment
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This is my first time commenting here but I have been taking advantage of all the generous advice and experience offered here since long before I started school on Dec. 1st. I have nothing negative to say about my school or instructors and I'm not here to whine or look for pity. Just if there is anyone with any encouraging words to get my confidence level back up, I would be grateful. I passed my pre-trip fine, moved to yard test and was feeling somewhat nervous but ok. My first maneuver was a simple straight line back. Understood the rules as they were clearly explained to me and proceeded to back successfully through the box. Set my brakes, blew the horn and was not where I thought I was. Thought I passed my front bumper out the back of the box but was about six feet short. The examiner couldn't believe it, was very sympathetic too. I can't explain how I could do that - definitely wasn't due to over confidence. That was 10 points right there, leaving me only 2 more points for the next two tests. Very nervous now and feeling like a moron, I did a right offset ok, then on to right side parallel - was close but blew my two points going out the back. These were all moves that I was moderately proficient at. I retake the test next Wed., New Years Eve. I don't know what to think about this.

was the hardest part 4 me. I just had to memorize the moves for each one and eventually got....but it is nerve racking!

Barbara K.'s Comment
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Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to share your thoughtful and constructive advice. It's very heartening to see this kind of camaraderie among the forum users, whether they are students like myself or seasoned veterans. If all aspects of our society worked like TT how nice would that be? I look forward to soon being able to help someone here the way you all have helped me. Thank You!

Parallel blindside backing test failed me because I ran over two cones.I was nervous but I could not get the right side of my tractor inside the box. Unfortunately I pointed out before I could turn my wheel all the way to the left back up and straighten both parts together. I WILL NAIL SKILLS NEXT TEST.

Troy D.'s Comment
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Don't worry about it you will get it I'm wondering if you have an answer for me in North Carolina doing a 90-degree back they give you two free pull up into free get out and look but after the two free ones how many pull ups are you allowed before you fail?

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Learn The Logbook Rules (HOS)

Learn The Logbook Rules (HOS)

This is my first time commenting here but I have been taking advantage of all the generous advice and experience offered here since long before I started school on Dec. 1st. I have nothing negative to say about my school or instructors and I'm not here to whine or look for pity. Just if there is anyone with any encouraging words to get my confidence level back up, I would be grateful. I passed my pre-trip fine, moved to yard test and was feeling somewhat nervous but ok. My first maneuver was a simple straight line back. Understood the rules as they were clearly explained to me and proceeded to back successfully through the box. Set my brakes, blew the horn and was not where I thought I was. Thought I passed my front bumper out the back of the box but was about six feet short. The examiner couldn't believe it, was very sympathetic too. I can't explain how I could do that - definitely wasn't due to over confidence. That was 10 points right there, leaving me only 2 more points for the next two tests. Very nervous now and feeling like a moron, I did a right offset ok, then on to right side parallel - was close but blew my two points going out the back. These were all moves that I was moderately proficient at. I retake the test next Wed., New Years Eve. I don't know what to think about this.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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After the two free pull-ups all the next ones are one point each. You know the big penalty is for encroachment (hitting a cone/"offsides") for two points. The catch there is an encroachment call requires another pull-up for a total of three points each.

I recently had a student complete the 90 using FOUR pull-ups. The one point pull-ups avoided any encroachment.

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