may trucking orientation test

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by rpad139, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. rpad139

    rpad139 Heavy Load Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Hey can anyone help me out and tell me what is the road test like at orientation. Is there pretrip inspection test? Air brake test? What I'm really trying to ask is the test similiar to the dmv test? I might be going there soon and would like to be prepared. Thanks
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  3. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    I think just about any driving test is by the book. Has to include atleast 2 right turns, a Rail-Road crossing, and a backing, and atleast 15 minutes behind the wheel.

    Just make sure you use both mirrors, do not shift over train tracks, and get out and look before backing (some companies also want you to bump the horn before backing as well). Don't hit anything and you will be fine.

    And as far as "double clutch vs. float" when can ask the tester which they prefer (if any) before you even take off.

    Don't let them 'trick' you with the seat belt....put yours on, and if they don't put theirs on right away, ask them to.

    Trust me...they do NOT want you to fail...they need your can in their seat if they brought you there.
  4. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Easy worries,they know you are a beginner,that's why they have trainers.
    White Dog pretty much covered it,keep the truck between the lines going forward and don't hit anything backing and you'll do fine.
  5. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    I started in Phoenix. I was first up, sent to get the tractor, full pretrip before moving it up to the building, next trainer got in have n me the trailer number. Went out stopped in front of the trailer lined up but still about 4 feet or so away.hooked air and trailer, then portrayed the trailer lowered landing gear because our was to high, hooked up and left.

    About 20 minutes,a lot city, freeway back to the yard. It's a right turn into the driveway don't hit the curb anywhere. Backed it back into the spot where I pulled it out of (goal) and 4 ways there big on that.

    Do not move the trick without seatbelts on both of you.

    Several drivers failed it, curbs there are a very big deal.
  6. MJensen

    MJensen Light Load Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Medford OR
    Just drive. Don't be nervous. Get out and look and take a deep breath. I sat and watched a guy take 35 minutes to back in Phoenix and they didn't fail him so relax take your time and you'll be in your own truck in no time.
  7. Upright

    Upright Medium Load Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    California's Best City
    They have you do a figure 8 around 4 sets of cones in reverse. Pucker up.
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  8. MJensen

    MJensen Light Load Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Medford OR
    Oh yea forgot to mention that lol
  9. DriveItUSA

    DriveItUSA Light Load Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Denver, Colorado
    it's a cinch! did it on Tuesday and passed with no issues.

    for Denver location
    standard backing test. Drive through the cones to the simulated bridge w/ 13' height. stop before it, get out look to check height, drive under it, drive around the horseshoe with out hitting cones or concrete blocks, pull through the cones, do a straight back (honk your horn when you hit reverse), get it between the cones and in the box without hitting cones, then pull back through the cones, do a 45º backing into the next lane over, again between the cones and in the box (honk when you reverse). set your brakes when you're done. You can get out as many times as you need to without penalty, you can pull forward and reset as many times as you need to.

    then you'll do the road test. Put your seatbelt on, check your gauges, adjust your seat, tell the fella in the passenger seat you're ready. 5 mph through the yard, stop at the gate (stop sign), then proceed. Don't run any stop signs, don't run any lights. don't hit any curbs or get into any accidents. Out the yard, to the light, stop, wait till green light, turn right, go to the highway, turn right, put your blinker on first, don't hit the curb!, get on the on ramp, and merge into traffic, take the I-25N exit, up to 56th, get off there, take a right, (use blinker and follow traffic signals), go to Washington, take another right, down to 50th st, take a right, go into the same gate you came out of AND STOP at the stop hardly notice it, but it's there. If you obeyed all traffic laws, didn't have an accident and didn't run a stop sign or hit a curb, you've passed. Oh and don;t forget to check your mirrors every 8 seconds during the road test.

    no pretrip test, no airbrakes test. there's a take home test on log books, common sense, hazmat stuff (even though they don't handle any hazmat stuff) and some accident prep stuff. it's all EASY. dont sweat it.

    btw, good company to work for.
  10. Reroll

    Reroll Light Load Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Denver, CO
    If you're testing in Denver, be sure to read the road signs. Jared is a stickler for them and will quiz you on what signs you just passed.
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