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  1. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I'm so glad the information was helpful! Thanks for letting us know. David
  2. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    It does! I'll use that information update the original post. Thanks!
  3. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    A Texas RVer told me on Facebook that the DPS has just greatly streamlined the skills test scheduling process. According to him, after you pass the knowledge test, a DPS employee will register you in the new Texas DPS Drive Test Scheduling System. You'll log in with your driver's license number, date of birth and email address. Once logged in, you can choose the license type you're testing for and the geographic area in which you want to take the test. The system will then show you available dates and times for your test and let you book an appointment. Although I can view the login page for this new system, I can't actually try it. If you have recently or will soon take your Class A or B Exempt knowledge test, please reply and let us know (1) whether you were instructed to use the new system, and (2) exactly what the procedure was once you logged in. I'll then update the original post with this additional information. It's not yet clear if all DPS offices are using the new system, so if you don't get specific instructions for it after you pass your knowledge test, be sure to ask. If they have no idea what you're talking about, you might still need to use the scheduling procedure in the original post. -David
  4. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    http://cdlstudybuddy.com/combinationvehicles.php is one. There are quite a few others; you can Google "Texas CDL combinations practice test".
  5. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Thanks!
  6. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Could someone who has taken the CDL Combinations knowledge test answer these questions for me, so that I can include the information in the original post? How many questions are on the Combinations test? How much time were you given to take the Combinations test? What is the minimum passing score for the Combinations test? (I assume it's 70%, but want to confirm.) Thanks, David
  7. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I have just updated the original post to indicate that the Combinations test is now probably required, as of April 18.
  8. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Thank you for your kind words! I'm really glad you found it helpful. One of these days, I'm going to turn the original post (with updates from the community) into an article for Escapees magazine. By the way, if you haven't already joined the Escapees RV Club, I hope you do. You'll become part of a one-of-a-kind community of RVers. David
  9. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Oh how I wish I did. But as far as I know, the information about which written tests you have to take is just "oral knowledge" that is not available in writing anywhere that's accessible to the public. Getting to Livingston is unfortunately often not practical, given the size of our state. So my best advice is to visit the DPS office where you plan to take your written test, and ask them if they know what test you're supposed to take for the Class A or B exempt license. If you get the right answer (even if you have to consult with a supervisor to get there), take the test. If you don't, and they want you to take the air brakes test or something else you shouldn't have to do, maybe try visiting a different office if there's one close-ish to you. David
  10. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your experience. David
  11. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Jim, thanks for sharing your experience. I'm glad you found the original post helpful! David
  12. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Hmm, maybe, but I'm not sure that's what the DPS office is referring to. The Texas Driver Handbook has four appendices: A (Glossary of Terms), B (Driver License Offices), C (Study and Review Questions for Class C Operators) and D (Fees). None of those look like they have much to do with the Class A and B test questions, although it certainly wouldn't hurt to review Appendices A and C, which are the only substantive ones. It's been more than a year since I took the test, but I do seem to recall that there were some questions that were not covered in Section 14 of the Commercial Driver's Handbook - stuff about "lighting, signage, trailers, and oddball vehicles" as @JCTex said. I managed to muddle through those by guessing and common sense and still passed, so I never followed up to find out where the referenced "appendix" actually was. Maybe JCTex can tell us where he found the additional information to study for his second try at the test?
  13. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I've heard other references to the handbook's appendix, but as far as I know there isn't one. The latest revision of the handbook is dated June 2014 (you can find it here), and it does not contain an appendix. It's possible that earlier versions of the handbook DID contain an appendix, and maybe some of the DPS materials still have references to it.
  14. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Congrats, Duane. I'm glad you found the information helpful. Thanks for sharing your experience. David
  15. David-and-Cheryl

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    Congratulations, Mike. I'm glad it was helpful! David
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