Road test tomorrow, any tips?

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  1. Tombstone69

    Tombstone69 Heavy Load Member

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    Spend about an hour on your pretrip, point out everything to the tester,he or she will be so dazzled by your knowledge of trucks, they won't even notice how you drive. Get a good night's sleep and don't stress, you'll be fine.
     
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  2. aramil248

    aramil248 Medium Load Member

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    Don't stop at a green light like I did on my first try
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Or have a slop box manual in reverse where it should be first. Had a old 73 transtar that liked to do that. -2 points.
     
  4. Ironwindow

    Ironwindow Light Load Member

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    Or they'll say "you're testing to be a truck driver not a #### mechanic!" like they did to me.
     
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  5. 8thnote

    8thnote Road Train Member

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    I have the priveledge of conducting all of the road tests for new hires at my company. The biggest factor in a road test is that the testees (not testes) not scare the crap out of me. If you scare me so bad that I have to drive back to the yard, you've failed the road test.
     
  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Heavy Load Member

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    My tip would be...If you can get it up on 9 wheels on a corner, ala Joie Chitwood, that will impress an examiner.
    You'd probably fail the test though..
    J/K. Good Luck
     
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  7. Omega1

    Omega1 Medium Load Member

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    My advice, go to bed and get a good nights sleep knowing you got this.
     
  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Some of my testers when I start here and work down by the time I get around and start over from that side top and down point point point point

    OK OK OK OK WE AINT GIT ALL &^%$% DAY GIT MOVING>NOAW.

    Right we go.
     
  9. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    So starting out with “hold my beer” don’t cut it
     
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  10. Omega1

    Omega1 Medium Load Member

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    What?
     
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