High Road Training

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Adam H.'s Comment
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Just a big thanks to Brett and anyone else involved. Went through the High Road Training Program and aced the permit and endorsement tests first try. The trooper at the dmv asked me if I was going to school and how long I studied. I told her I wasn't and a little over a week... She just stared at me slackjawed, lol. I told her to look this place up and she said she'd use the High Road Training Program when she has to take her tests again! smile.gif Thanks for the wonderful resource here! Now if I can just hurry up and get that bus ticket... -Adam

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Way to go Adam! Congrats!

The High Road is indeed a highly effective program. You'll be so glad you put the effort into it.

When is that bus ticket comin?

Sean's Comment
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Congratulations Adam!

I'm glad you mentioned the amount of time you spent studying the High Road material, it is something I wonder about when I hear people say they got their permit.

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Rick S.'s Comment
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High Road wasn't up and running when I took my tests (4/09), I used another couple of (paid for) services. I can tell you HANDS DOWN - High Road is way better than all of them.

And best of all IT'S FREE! Kudos to Brett for providing this service.

I drilled the HM section when I went to renew last year - 0 questions missed.

Rick

Don R.'s Comment
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I agree. My DMV office only has proctors available for like 2.5 hrs. When I showed up she asked what tests I wanted, and I told her everything except School and Passenger. Well she shook her head and said I don't think you'll have time to finish all that and whatever isn't completed is a failure. I said well I'll do what I can hopefully I get the GK and AirBrakes and Combination completed at least. After the paperwork and amenities out of the way, she gave me this stack of tests, the Gen Knowledge , air brakes, combination, tanker, doubles/triples, HazMat. It was about 2:25 pm. I was standing in front of her at 3:17 for her to correct everything. She had that look like I had three eyes. And She couldn't believe , 1. that I finished all of them, and 2. I passed with flying colors on them all. She stated I was the first to do all in that short of time and do soo well. I will say this however, the General Knowledge was written differently than I had seen on the High Road. The questions were similar however the way they were written were what was baffling, I was kind of worried that I wouldn't do well. But I did. Brett you have a great tool here onthis site and boy what a big big help!! I thank you and all that contribute here to help me get going on my second career.

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Sun King's Comment
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I went to the Idaho DMV to pick up the manual. I started going through it page by page, and it is one giant hot mess. And not the Jack in The Box kind.

It was not in any kind of relevant order. Succinct? Not a chance. It was super hard to follow. I Ditto everyone above Brett. This is huge for those of us looking into trucking.

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.
Adam H.'s Comment
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Should be getting that bus ticket info late next week. I'm already set up for Feb. 2nd. And yes, the High Road has things written in a way that's easy to understand. Some of the Alabama DMV tests seemed to have been written by a chimp...

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.

Joe Linking's Comment
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I've started the High Road training, and it's excellent, indeed!

Once I've taken the test on some material (which, I guess, is usually just 1 or 2 pages worth of the nicely edited "manual"), how do I go back and see the original material?

I see you can click on your result for a given question, and it will quote the relevant sentence(s) from the manual, but it doesn't bring you back to the actual full text.

I've gotten one question wrong a few times, and suspect High Road may give the wrong answer (though, it's probably me who's wrong, of course ;-) ).

Here's the question: https://goo.gl/photos/zvht4Pr1xKTnsshr9

Here's what I thought was the relevant text (from Illinois' CDL manual—I think I saw that High Road was based on Illinois'), which matches what I found in New Hampshire's CDL manual (I'm in NH).

https://goo.gl/photos/i4c8QGCLTMV9RZBF8

Thanks for all the outstanding resources. Incredible! thank-you.gifthank-you.gif

Joe Linking

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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Thanks for pointing that out Joe. We've corrected that question.

Joe Linking's Comment
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Thanks for pointing that out Joe. We've corrected that question.

Thanks! It was corrected for a while, but it seems to have reverted now to what is apparently the wrong answer.

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