Missouri Road Test?

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Ricky O.'s Comment
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I passed my test already. Just wondering how many points you can get before you fail. I missed 1 item on pre trip. Aced skilled. Was a hot mess on the road but passed with 19 points. Just wanted to know how close I was to failing. My first red light turned yellow right about hard break or run it time. I ran it. He wrote down. Got nervous and drove like it was my second day again.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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I think your allowed 30 points I'm not sure. I went through with 13 and it was mainly nerves and the torrential downpour.

I was told anything under 20 was good, so you did great!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hardly anyone ever actually points out on the driving test. If someone fails the driving test it's usually because they did something that is an automatic fail (like impeding traffic).

If the examiner doesn't tell you that you failed then you're still good!

Ricky O.'s Comment
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I think your allowed 30 points I'm not sure. I went through with 13 and it was mainly nerves and the torrential downpour.

I was told anything under 20 was good, so you did great!

Thanks

Errol V.'s Comment
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I tested in Mississippi along with another Swift student. I went first, passed.

The other guy came back from his test ride, looking and acting as if he had been sentenced to death. He had stalled twice on railroad tracks! The examiner went to the office, my partner held his head in his hands & almost cried.

The examiner came back and said something like "although you stalled the truck on the railroad tracks during the examination, no train was coming, so you did not break any laws. You passed!"

(The examiner was not pulling legs or making a joke. He was saving the hiney of a perfectly good new CDL-A driver!)

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jetguy's Comment
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(The examiner was not pulling legs or making a joke. He was saving the hiney of a perfectly good new CDL-A driver!)

Eroll- you said he was a good driver. How do you know? Did you just meet him once? Did you ride with him when he was driving?

I really am NOT challenging you. I am wondering why u wrote that. Of course the examiner passed him, so he passed, and there is no issue.

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.
Jetguy's Comment
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I just can't get the formatting right.

Errol V.'s Comment
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(The examiner was not pulling legs or making a joke. He was saving the hiney of a perfectly good new CDL-A driver!)

Eroll- you said he was a good driver. How do you know? Did you just meet him once? Did you ride with him when he was driving?

I really am NOT challenging you. I am wondering why u wrote that. Of course the examiner passed him, so he passed, and there is no issue.

You start writing after the bottom of the "block quote" line

So are you accusing of making things up? Well, sometimes I do. Not this time. Mr McCullum (real last name) was student in my class. There were three who tested out that day at the DMV. Mr McCullum was one of the three.

* Eroll- you said he was a good driver. How do you know? SPELLING! Check my name. McCullum was on my group for road training. I watched him drive as a new driver, just as I was one.
* Did you just meet him once? More than once a day. In fact, we sometimes ate lunch together!
* Did you ride with him when he was driving? see 2 questions up

I wrote that to show that sometimes even after the test a DMV examiner can make adjustments. They do not have a "bang! you're dead!" attitude here.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Jetguy mis-spoke:

Eroll [sic] you said he was a good driver. How do you know?

I went back and looked. I did not say he was a good driver. So ... you doubt what I say, then you put words in my mouth. Are those true words, then? (Errol crosses arms, taps toe three times, stares ...) How can they be true if I did not really say them? Are you trying to change history? Caught you. Got it in black & white - I didn't say any such thing!

flash.gif OK Existential episode is clear. Please return to your normal self. flash.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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