Automatic failures

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  1. Ugminer

    Ugminer Light Load Member

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    When taking the skill test. I know you are allowed 2 free get out and looks. If you get out a 3rd time is it just points docked or automatic failure? An also what about hitting a cone?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    i believe you are allowed as many get out and looks as you want, but only one pull up.
     
  4. newnew

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    It's ONE free GOAL/pull-up for straight back and TWO free GOALs/pull-ups for the rest of the maneuvers. You just get points taken off for any additional GOALs/pull-ups.

    P.S. It may depend on each state.
     
  5. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Medium Load Member

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    Depends on the state. Minnesota, once you stop you are done. You can pull up as many times as you want, you have 5 mins to park it. But once you set the brake, its over. Also, the only "automatic fail" is shifting/stopping on RR tracks (other than getting into an accident of course). But most trucks have automatics now, so this isnt an issue.
     
  6. Ugminer

    Ugminer Light Load Member

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    That's what I thought. If you hit a cone its just a point also right? I'm in indiana
     
  7. newnew

    newnew Bobtail Member

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    Yes, the number of points lost I don’t know.
     
  8. newnew

    newnew Bobtail Member

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    For my test (in Mississippi), it was an automatic fail for hitting a curb, not using blinkers, and not following directions; that could mean what the tester is telling you to do or where the tester is telling you to go.
     
  9. newnew

    newnew Bobtail Member

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    And of course don’t speed!!
     
  10. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    a automatic can shift crossing RR tracks
    .. an automated can't
     
  11. jmarc77

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    In my state, you get one GOAL and one pull up for the straight line. You get two GOALs and two pull ups for the rest of the maneuvers. Each additional pull up/GOAL costs one point. Hitting a cone costs 2 points. You can lose 12 points and still pass.

    Other common auto fails- hitting a curb, exiting the vehicle unsafely (3 points of contact, facing the truck). Also the air brake test is pass/fail, it must be done exactly.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2022
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