Passing my CDL road test

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mr. EastCoast, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Mr. EastCoast

    Mr. EastCoast Bobtail Member

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    I have failed my road test already twice and it sucks! I get nervous taking the test. I feel like that’s what keeps making me mess up. I keep failing the maneuver part. When I do my maneuvers in school I always get them just right. I really want this license so I am hoping this will be my last time taking it. Please guys motivate me.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    OK, consider yourself motivated!
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    You're in private school; am I correct?
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Pretend your just playing?
    Act as if it’s another school maneuver?
    The Importance of Pretend Play

    It’ll only go if it’s given the right direction.
    Seems like you’re overthinking and then over correcting.
    Try backing with one hand and keeping other on door that way you won’t oversteer one reverse.
    A little bit on the steering wheel goes a long way.
     
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  5. Mr. EastCoast

    Mr. EastCoast Bobtail Member

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    Yeahhh
     
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    rachi Road Train Member

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    I was told "Don't overthink it". Worked for me.
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You're not the first driver to have difficulty with backing; several on this forum had the same problem and couldn't afford money to pay for extra training.
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    That is one of the disadvantages of private trucking school.
     
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  9. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

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    just do what i have done for 25 yrs, fake your way thru it.
     
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    lester Road Train Member

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    Be like a duck. Calm and cool by looking at it but paddling like a mad mother underneath
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    There's a couple of trucking company schools that hire drivers that didn't make it through private cdl school.
    When I recommend them, I'm bashed and called a pimp and that the student drivers should go to welding school or coding school.
    Problem is, the students don't want to be welders or coders, they want to be truckers and can be by taking the path that gets them there.
     
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