Changes to the test.

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  1. Ed james

    Ed james Bobtail Member

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    Watched a YouTube video and an instructor said the test had changed.
    He said they removed parallel parking and alley dock. Any truth to that?
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    States conduct road tests. There are 50 states and several territories, not just one.
     
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  4. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    Several states have elected to use the "modernized skills testing program" for their CDL exams. Using the new program there are only 4 manuvers and a shortened and reordered pre-trip inspection. The parallel park and alley dock have been removed from the new skills test although they are still required to be taught and mastered to complete the required entry level driver training.

    These links have some more info on the modernized skills test.

    Commercial Driver License Testing - American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators - AAMVA

    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmc...sac-meeting-cdl-test-rev-pres-10-01-2019.pptx
     
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  5. MacLean

    MacLean Road Train Member

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    They need to keep those in and also add in chaining up and if you don’t have it then you get restricted to only running the lower warmer states.
     
  6. catdog45

    catdog45 Light Load Member

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    parking, parking, parking. Too many accidents happen not to have parking as one test.
     
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  7. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Depends on the state
     
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  8. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Used to get to have fun, parallel parking is easy, best know how to, some places require it or you lost a parking spot.

    Serpentine backing isn’t hard either just watch surroundings as with ALL maneuvers.
     
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