Failing a heavy vehicle driving test can be devastating, especially after months of class work and field practice. Further, it could be incredibly frustrating considering the amount of money and emotions someone has invested in the training. While there is no guarantee that every trainee will pass their driver's license test, you can increase your chances of success through adequate preparation. This article highlights aspects that can boost your chances of doing well.
Trainers Go Quiet During Tests -- One of the surprises you should expect before you get into a test vehicle during your heavy truck driver's license test is that your examiner will go unusually quiet. It might throw you off guard because you may have gotten used to a talkative trainer. However, you should understand that your trainer performs two roles -- that of a trainer and that of an examiner. During test time, your evaluator is only allowed to do certain things; therefore, do not think that they want you to fail when they suddenly appear to go silent. Understanding that silence is part of your assessor's job during test time will allow you to concentrate on the task at hand and not worry about things that are beyond your control.
Test Times Cannot be Changed Once Submitted -- According to the Australian traffic laws, all heavy vehicle training organizations must submit, well in advance, the exact time each trainee will undertake their driving test. Once this information has already been presented, the training organization cannot change it or swap one trainee's time with that of another. It gives you the confidence of preparing well for the test since you know the exact time you will take the test. Additionally, you can plan your finances since the specialized truck driving test does not come cheap.
Cabin Camera is Meant for Assessors, not Trainees -- When trainees are told that the cabin is fixed with a camera, what comes to mind is that the device is meant to record their performance. The accessory brings about all manner of confidence issues as trainees try hard not to make a single mistake with most failing at their attempts. Therefore, it is essential to understand that the cabin camera is supposed to record the examiner's activities and not yours. The recordings by the camera also act as proof that you, the trainee, took part in the test and the exact time you did it.