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Hi all, any of you good people truckers. Im in the middle of a weeks course for my class 2 licence, which is going well although 1 silly mistake and its all over on the test. If I pass on Friday onto class 1 in 2 weeks so I can drive the big trucks.
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
 
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dont forget to get out the lorry the right way!

my hairdresser's husband failed on not getting out the lorry the right way!?!...apparently there is a correct way, but then again you probably already know that.

good luck
 
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My son is a trucker and loves it!!! I personally think he is mad! All that traffic day in day out. But it takes all sorts!

Hope your exam goes well.
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Hay big roy well done mate if I do as well as you I will be well chuffed

Kevin H
 
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dont forget to get out the lorry the right way!

my hairdresser's husband failed on not getting out the lorry the right way!?!...apparently there is a correct way, but then again you probably already know that.

good luck
Your right Sarah, you got to back out holding onto grab handles not steering wheel
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Thanks Kevin, the thing that I found most difficult about it was learning to drive all over again to test standard, after years of driving how I liked, mirror signal etc.

Don't forget you're allowed 15 minor faults bit no serious faults, I failed my first class 1 test because I clipped a kerb with the trailer on a tight left hander
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
If we're giving out advice, on the test, if something goes a little wrong, don't keep thinking about it. I did and it ruined my concentration for about 10 mins, long enough to spoil a great drive, and long enough for me to fail. The worse thing was that the thing I was worrying about I had actually got right in the first place.
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Thats been rammed into me all week mirror signal manover, the white line is your best friend ect ect, my heads spinning with it all, still hopefully it will all come together on the day.

Found the reverse today ok with the rigid done 6 and all were ok, its the driving bit which is hard, as we have both said 1 little mistake like clipping a kerp and its all over
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Thanks Lol ill remember that one its agood tip

Kevin H
 
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Hi Kevin, I was made redundant last year from my job as a maintenance engineer and although I'm still working in engineering I'm so bored with it I decided to do a HGV course as it's something I've always wanted to do.

I didn't do an intensive test like you, I did mine over a couple of months and passed my class 2 in January, first time and passed my class 1 on Monday second time.

Be warned though Kev the class 1 is a lot harder than the class 2 especially at the test centre when doing the reverse, nerves jangling with the examiner watching your every move.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Good luck with it Kevin.
 
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Good luck on your test Kevin.

Truck driving is the best job in the world,I been doing it for 20 years mainly on international work and wont change jobs for love nor money.

Just give your examaner a confident,SAFE drive and you be alright.

Keep on truckin mate !
 

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