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Old 12-23-2009, 05:36 PM
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going for CDL learners permit test, what to study

like the title says, i want to get my class A CDL. what sections should i focus on the most. what i have read so far is pretty much all common sense so im sure i will do fine. ive been around trucks my whole life (20years) father is a owner-operater. i need to get them due to applying for a state highway job having a permit or license would help me out on paper vs other applicant...

thanks for any incite or advice.

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:44 PM
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Air breaks is a biggie on the Indiana test. Good Luck!
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When I went for mine they wanted to know the allowable air leakage for the air brakes. Make sure to check your mirrors both sides durring the driving test. One thing they tried to get me on was checking the right mirror when pulling out from the right side of the road. You are right most of it is common sense. You will do fine.

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The pre trip.. walk around is important in Ca. anyways. Knowing all the safety issues to look for around the truck and under the hood. Brakes,cracks in the frame, leaky airlines etc. Like you said alot of common sence stuff for some people. As long as they think you know what to look for. Good Luck!
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Pre trip is most important. Learn the psi numbers for air brakes, leakage, etc... real good! Also remember the tire tread depths, brake lining thickness and basically anything that is in detail. Good luck man! We need more good truck drivers out there.
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thanks

btw its for the learners permit not the licensed . for getting the license everyone i talked to say if you pass the pre-trip inspection your pretty much golden... im planing as of right now to try and get the learners next monday the 28
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