Hi there. This is a spin-off thread from another recent one. I just downloaded this DMV Test Genie app recommended by Chinatown for practice with the CDL test (at DMV) and the endorsements.
I chose Texas cuz that's the most likely place I'd do mine. But you can choose any state and it has the prep material for that state.
I wanted to upload an image of the app's page where you choose which endorsements to study for, but the forum doesn't let me upload my image (and finding a webhost that's free and easy is tricky). So I'm just gonna type out what they offer right here.
I'd be interested which endorsements are useful to get, which ones not so much. I've heard here to get Hazmat, Passenger, Tanker, Double-Triples.) Here's all of what's listed (for Texas):
* Special requirements
* General knowledge
* School Bus
* Passenger vehicles
* Air Brakes
* Combination Vehicles
Endorsements to get, DMV Test Genie app
You need general knowledge, pretrip, air brakes, and combination for your class a.
I got tank, hazmat, doubles and triples straight out of school.
I refuse to get passenger anything, i don’t want my cargo talking to me at all.
Doubtful I’ll ever need or use doubles, but i figured it might be handy.
Tank and hazmat will make you money.
Often, companies pay a premium for those…I’ve seen 15 cents a mile just for having them, on top of base pay.
Tankers generally pay better than most other modes. It’s also much more dangerous, due to slosh.
You absolutely have to be on your game pulling tankers.
They are very unforgiving of stupid.
Turn sharply, tip over.
Swerve to dodge a dumb four wheeler, tip over..
Take a ramp too fast? Tip over.
Fun as Disney land? Almost.
If you can think, have vision to see well ahead of you, and recognize situations developing, you’ll do great.
Just keep your foot on the brake at stop lights…the wave will push you through the intersection if you don’t.
Personally, i won’t do anything else.
It’s always a challenge, every day is different, and not many drivers are willing to do it.