Illinois CDL test facility recommendations

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by AlexRF10, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    West Chicago was easy,For The pretrip they will choose 1 area of the truck and ask a few questions about it. They are pretty picky on the air brake tests, use the correct words, Don't roll over any curbs and no shifting over rr tracks
    Pretty sure that 160hr is from the insurance companies.
    But your in Chicago, you speak Polish, So I'm sure theres a 1099 co. just waiting to get you to lease a white Volvo

    My info is about 7-8 yrs old
     
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  2. AlexRF10

    AlexRF10 Bobtail Member

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    Your absolutely right, worth a shot.
     
  3. AlexRF10

    AlexRF10 Bobtail Member

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    That would be perfect, Im confident on the air brake test. Just worried on wording on the rest if I end up with a rude examiner.

    Hopefully being near Chicago will bring me opportunity.
     
  4. ichudov

    ichudov Medium Load Member

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    You need to perfectly memorize the list of things to POINT and SAY.

    For example "tell me about tires"

    "same size same kind"
    "nothing stuck between tires"
    "no sidewall damage"
    "proper tire pressure -- use mallet or gauge no kicking"
    "tread depth 4/32 front, 2/32 rear"
    "no tread showing through"
    "no uneven wear"

    And POINT as you SAY so as the examiner knows that you understand what you are talking about.
     
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  5. AlexRF10

    AlexRF10 Bobtail Member

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    I ended up going to West Chicago and was able to get my class A license on the first try!

    Just wanted to thank everybody here on the forums for all their help and advice!
     
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  6. ichudov

    ichudov Medium Load Member

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    congratulations! If you drive like you did on that CDL test, you will never have accidents.
     
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