Cdl Permit Test HELP!!

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L_Antonio 's Comment
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So I leave for prime orientation in 2wks and while I have been studying and using the practice guide on this website I still wanted know any helpful tips or where to focus my studies. Also a ball park of how many questions there are and how many I can miss.

Thanks

Turbo Dan's Comment
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So I leave for prime orientation in 2wks and while I have been studying and using the practice guide on this website I still wanted know any helpful tips or where to focus my studies. Also a ballpark of how many questions there are and how many I can miss.

Thanks

Did I understand that you are studying The High Road Training Program here , then you will learn and Understand everything that they may ask on all the CDL exams you may take, so I would'nt worry about how many questions there are or how many you can miss, as that can vary from state to state. The point being we have the Best Learning tool here to understand the correct answers.

The one thing I would say about the State exams is to READ the questions carefully as they Try to trick people who don't have a complete understanding of the questions.

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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It appears you've only done 17% of the High Road Training Program. There's your answer. Complete that entire program.

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Another thing to add, you'll be extremely busy when you get to Prime. You'll have a million things on your mind and the stress really builds up. They don't give you many chances to get your permit and if you don't get it in the time allowed then you'll be sent back home.

Get your permit right now. Before you leave to Prime. Study in the comfort of your own home instead of a shared motel room. The folks who arrive with their permit at hand are days ahead of anyone else. Study the High Road Training Program and you'll have the knowledge to pass your tests.

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.
L_Antonio 's Comment
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Another thing to add, you'll be extremely busy when you get to Prime. You'll have a million things on your mind and the stress really builds up. They don't give you many chances to get your permit and if you don't get it in the time allowed then you'll be sent back home.

Get your permit right now. Before you leave to Prime. Study in the comfort of your own home instead of a shared motel room. The folks who arrive with their permit at hand are days ahead of anyone else. Study the High Road Training Program and you'll have the knowledge to pass your tests.

Brett I work at a prison so I don't have a lot of time to get on the computer as much (16hr shifts) my goal is to complete the whole program before I leave. I love the program tho.. No bs and str8 to the point.

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.
Melisa M.'s Comment
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Another thing to add, you'll be extremely busy when you get to Prime. You'll have a million things on your mind and the stress really builds up. They don't give you many chances to get your permit and if you don't get it in the time allowed then you'll be sent back home.

Get your permit right now. Before you leave to Prime. Study in the comfort of your own home instead of a shared motel room. The folks who arrive with their permit at hand are days ahead of anyone else. Study the High Road Training Program and you'll have the knowledge to pass your tests.

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Brett I work at a prison so I don't have a lot of time to get on the computer as much (16hr shifts) my goal is to complete the whole program before I leave. I love the program tho.. No bs and str8 to the point.

Hey there....I am leaving for orientation at the same time as you are and I am getting just a little nervous. I will be testing here in Ohio on Saturday morning for permit to avoid as much added stress as possible when arriving at Prime. I have complete all needed sections of the High Road Training Program except the Logbooks at this point. I have also taken several versions of the free CDL tests available online using only for the most part this training and passed them all with high if not perfect scores.

NOW for all you folks who have been there and done it with Prime, is it possible to secure my permit here and then secure my hazmat endorsement once I get to Missouri since I have not completed the required fingerprint background at the point????

Brett...this sight has been so very helpful and encouraging for not only a newbie but a female newbie completely shifting gears in life after 24 years in a very secure and safe career.

Please share any all and advice when it comes to the PSD training and on to the TNT training......

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.

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

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

eagle1976's Comment
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So far as hazmat , don't worry about it yet. It isn't required until you become a solo driver.

As for the permit test, when I went through it there were three of us who came in already having our cdl and the week was a peice of cake. We sat for two straight days with nothing to do but drink coffee and talk.

That being said, there were a few who came in and hadn't studied for the permit at all. All but one of them were sent home because they couldn't pass the permit test.

If you can get the permit before you come you'll have a much easier time.

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.

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

Phil C.'s Comment
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So I leave for prime orientation in 2wks and while I have been studying and using the practice guide on this website I still wanted know any helpful tips or where to focus my studies. Also a ball park of how many questions there are and how many I can miss.

Thanks

For your permit you will take General Knowledge (50 questions), Air brakes (25 questions) and Combination Vehicles (25 questions). You must score an 80% or better to pass each test. I would focus on those 3 to start and once you have your permit then worry about other endorsements.

Phil

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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Turbo Dan had a great piece of advice. Read the questions carefully as by changing a word or two the answer is totally different. I noticed that alot on my test.

Good luck.

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