Instructor Mad As A Wet Hen

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Mikki 's Comment
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Does not want anyone using the internet to learn. READ the manual! Thought he was gonna pop a vein wt heck. Lucky for me I guess, I wasn't the targeted offender, wow. Stay safe everyone! Go for my permit tomm. And thanks to This site I am sure to ace it!smile.gif

Pat M.'s Comment
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Lots of sites out there just give you the answers and you do not learn. By using the manual the answers will pertain to your state specifically and you force yourself to learn. Sounds like you have a good instructor there.

When taking the test, read the question 3 times to be sure you understand how it is worded. They trip many people up with how the question is worded.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Mikki. Good luck with the permit test!

Yeah, Pat is right. A lot of people simply try to memorize test questions and get very little out of it. Our High Road Training Program has the CDL manual built right into it along with 700 multiple choice questions and a scoring system that requires you to look up the answers, not just throw guesses out there. So you get everything you need to actually learn the materials in that CDL Manual.

Let us know how the test goes Mikki!

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.
Jolie R.'s Comment
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Good luck today Mikki! You will do wonderfully, I'm sure!!!!good-luck.gif

Scott O.'s Comment
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That's what we did at central/swift training... We got a bunch of papers with questions and answers and studied the crap out of them which I gotta say it helped because I only missed like 3 or 4 questions throughout the whole exam.... That was before I found this site and boy do I wish I would of known about the High Road Training Program before I went to training just to eliminate a lot of the stress I had. .

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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That's what we did at central/swift training... We got a bunch of papers with questions and answers and studied the crap out of them which I gotta say it helped because I only missed like 3 or 4 questions throughout the whole exam....

Yeah, the problem with that of course is two days after the exam you've forgotten 80% of what you memorized. A lot of schools do that. I've heard of plenty of schools that hand out the actual questions from the written CDL permit exam. Over time their students come back and report what the questions were. The school compiles them, the DMV doesn't change them, and the students can quickly memorize the questions and pass the permit test. Of course you're about to be driving an 80,000 pound building on wheels surrounded by SUV's full of children so I'm thinking it would be better to actually learn the materials, but not everyone agrees I guess.

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.

Heavy C's Comment
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Learning? rofl-3.gif

That's a waste of time and money. And in an industry based on both learning takes a back seat

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Lots of sites out there just give you the answers and you do not learn.

Yes, There are many sites just like this for IT Certification tests.... they call them Brain Dumps. People take the test and then immediately go and report all the questions they can recall from the test on one of these sites. People that take this route in getting certified are called "Paper Certified" because they can pass the test and little more, they couldn't actually do the job because they lacked any understanding of the material they memorized.

Another problem besides rote memorization of the material without an understanding of it in context? A LOT of these sites give the WRONG answers to the questions as well! Imagine studying your butt off learning the wrong answers to the test questions? I can't think of anything more counter-productive than that!

Finally, and I'm just guessing on this part... I'd think the instructor wants his students to have their heads in the right place for learning. It gets hard to keep your mind open and a positive learning attitude when your filling your head with a lot of the pessimistic negativity so prevalent online. Teaching is a hard enough job without having to counter this garbage at the same time, so I'd imagine the instructor is trying to protect both himself and the student at the same time by taking this "don't study from the Internet" stance. Completely Understandable. :)

Mikki 's Comment
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Pretty darn proud of myself! 2 wrong that's right 2! That's general knowledge,air brakes, combos, doubles triples and tankers! Yee Haw! Feeling a lot more confident. Started pre trip this afternoon. Take care everyonesmile.gif

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.

MRC's Comment
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Congrats Mikki, Keep up the great jobgood-luck.gif

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