Prime Orientation 6/6/15!

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Slim Lou's Comment
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Check the following distance of vehicles around you and match what they are doing to keep uniformity in the driving pattern.

This is given as a correct answer to following distance determination in the study guide here.

This can't be right.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

To know how much space you have, wait until the vehicle ahead passes a shadow on the road, a pavement marking, or some other clear landmark. Then count off the seconds like this: "one thousand-and-one, one thousand-and-two" and so on, until you reach the same spot.

Compare your count with the rule of 1 second for every 10 feet of length. If you are driving a 40-foot truck and only counted up to 2 seconds, you are too close. Drop back a little and count again until you have 4 seconds of following distance (or 5 seconds, if you are going over 40 mph).

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Your progress has been temporarily halted because you are 0 for 2 on question #90.

To determine your safe following distance, you should do all of the following except:

My bad!embarrassed.gif

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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To determine your safe following distance, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:

"Except": what a nasty word!

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Auggie69's Comment
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Yup. "Except" nailed me more than once on the practice tests and even once on the real thing. Argh!

Slim Lou's Comment
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Well, I'm on the bus! Wow!

It's real now. There's another guy going to trucking school, getting back into it. I think he said he was going to maverick?

I profiled him. He said why do you ask if I'm going to trucking school? Do I look the part? I said I noticed he was the only clean cut guy on the bus like me, so it had to be for a job. We laughed.

Slim Lou's Comment
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Well, I'm checked in Campus Inn. I have a room to myself until tomorrow. I had to walk from the greyhound terminal as prime security was too busy to pick me up and the shuttle had stop running by 22:45 fourth of July.

I didn't mine the walk. Motel security seems friendly enough. What students I see just stare. I'm all smiles.

Went into the sim lab. The guy running the lab, doesn't have much in the way of people skills, but he has a nice cowboy hat.

Wasn't able to practice in the sim, just had my medical forms printed out. So, today, I'm just waiting for tomorrow.

Need to find food and I'm not a Walmart shopper. Can't take the shuttle as I have no badge yet.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Slim Lou's Comment
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Well, I'm checked in Campus Inn. I have a room to myself until tomorrow. I had to walk from the greyhound terminal as prime security was too busy to pick me up and the shuttle had stop running by 22:45 fourth of July.

I didn't mine the walk. Motel security seems friendly enough. What students I see just stare. I'm all smiles.

Went into the sim lab. The guy running the lab, doesn't have much in the way of people skills, but he has a nice cowboy hat.

Wasn't able to practice in the sim, just had my medical forms printed out. So, today, I'm just waiting for tomorrow.

Need to find food and I'm not a Walmart shopper. Can't take the shuttle as I have no badge yet.

Motel personnel, not security.

No edit feature for post on this forum? Seems it should be a basic feature to avoid extra post like this one just for corrections.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Slim Lou's Comment
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Waiting on an instructor.

Slim Lou's Comment
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Prime should take so many new students if they can't service the ones already here. People waiting for two weeks for an instructor.

Renae S. (Angel)'s Comment
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Prime should take so many new students if they can't service the ones already here. People waiting for two weeks for an instructor.

Just remember all the preparation you've done to get this far. Soon you'll be so busy trying to cram info into your brain and muscle memory you'll be looking on the wait time with nostalgia. smile.gif

I head for school in a week. Different company. Good luck!

Auggie69's Comment
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Prime should take so many new students if they can't service the ones already here. People waiting for two weeks for an instructor.

Do they give you the freedom to practice on the sim or out in the yard?

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