We received the following review/story from Constance from Bronx, NY and naturally, we just had to share. We asked Connie why she decided to get her CDL. Here’s what she had to say:
I have this desire to change my career path and thought to myself, “Self, what about driving a school bus?” which is very different from cashiering at a supermarket. I decided to commit to the idea and my goal is to now make it a reality. I can better help myself and my family in many ways that a supermarket job couldn’t. Your website provides various tools and guides to assist me and many others in reaching their desired licenses. Thank you for all your help.
Connie brings up a great point – driving a large vehicle like a semi truck or a school bus is very different from anything most people have ever done before. It takes a lot of preparing in order to memorize everything that will need to be checked during a routine pre-trip inspection.
A pre-trip inspection must be performed before every trip — hence the name, pre-trip inspection. It’s crucial to your safety as a driver, as well as the safety of your passengers. However, seeing as there are around 100 items to name and check for, often this portion of the CDL skills test gives people some trouble.
In our pre-trip demonstrations, CDL instructor Phil Tandem walks viewers through every part of the inspection. He identifies each item that must be inspected to pass the test as helpful onscreen tips point out items and conditions that must be mentioned to the examiner.
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