At moment I’m getting things together to get title changed to motorhome, plates, taxes, all that kind of thing. More on that later.
Second practice ran 45 minutes. Went great. Air brakes are a bit touchy, very much suggested you go out and get some light shoes to practice/test in. Do not use steel toed boots, no matter if you’ve worn them for years!
All is well, practice and test are all that’s left.
Put down $200 of $300, had my first lesson. Making a call tomorrow, another lesson day after if all is well, and then test.
Original angry rant removed. I was fed some extremely bad information by an instructor for the company I had original selected and was turned away from. Things were cleared up soon after with TDPS and the awesome instructors I ended up going with.
My truck has been kidnapped by the folks for getting my youngest brother to college for another couple weeks. Bleh.
Wow, test was a breeze this time. A note for others: There are two manuals. The first is a large newsprint type ‘Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook’ which has *everything* in it. Good to read through, familiarize, and reference. For actual studying for the test, it is best to use the second book, a school bus yellow ‘Texas Drivers Handbook’, chapter 15. Also note Chapter 8-3 for the speed/vehicle chart.
Also, for record, a ‘non-commercial’ license is called a Class A (or B) exempt.
Failed with a 63%. Majority of the questions were not ones that I studied. Found out that I should be studying the commercial chapter of the small book, so now I am going over that. Plan to retest tomorrow. Grumble mutter.
Apparently, a Class A endorsement is required for this bus. Step one is to obtain such.
I’ve located an appropriate CDL class which provides vehicle for practice and test for $275. This seems ideal and will likely be path I take, though with intention of registering as Non-Commercial so far as the licensing goes. Currently studying handbook.