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    Default Schneider's agility test

    Can anyone tell me what Schneider's agility test consists of? Thanks for the info.

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    I'm asking over as pumpkin driver to see if anyone has a link to the test.

    I will post it for you if they have it.

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    go to pumpkin driver forum and go to drivers lounge

    go to the subject of agility test then the first response will have a link to the test

    hope this helps

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    thank you

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    I had to join the forum. No big deal but I'm still waiting to be approved so I can go to the link. We are to do the test this Sunday so I guess I'll be going in blind. LOL Wish us luck.

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    That's the right link.

    I drive for SNI (two years in Sept), and I was a bit concerned about this test. I'm 5'6" and 260, so I'm not exactly an athletic stud...more like an athletic dud.

    I actually got a milk crate and filled it with books to practice with at home, including the part about taking my pulse. The crate ended up being about 45 pounds, which was by design. I found that by practicing (and not all that much), I got comfortable with the exercise and breathed easier and kept my pulse down. Now, was that because I was in marginally better condition? I doubt it, but it did allow me to get a feel for what I'd be doing and therefore better avoid any anxiety I might have.

    I also reminded myself to breathe properly during the exercises...very important. In the end, I passed with flying colors as I'm sure you will too.

    BTW...where are you headed for orientation? I'm out of Charlotte.

    Good luck to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69XKE View Post
    That's the right link.

    I drive for SNI (two years in Sept), and I was a bit concerned about this test. I'm 5'6" and 260, so I'm not exactly an athletic stud...more like an athletic dud.

    I actually got a milk crate and filled it with books to practice with at home, including the part about taking my pulse. The crate ended up being about 45 pounds, which was by design. I found that by practicing (and not all that much), I got comfortable with the exercise and breathed easier and kept my pulse down. Now, was that because I was in marginally better condition? I doubt it, but it did allow me to get a feel for what I'd be doing and therefore better avoid any anxiety I might have.

    I also reminded myself to breathe properly during the exercises...very important. In the end, I passed with flying colors as I'm sure you will too.

    BTW...where are you headed for orientation? I'm out of Charlotte.

    Good luck to you!
    What is the step/step kneel/kneel thing my problem is my knees are not the best

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    Thanks 69XE. I'm concerned about my knee being able to support me raising up on it. I plan on doing alot of groaning to myself. We are going to Edwardsville, Il for our orientation. Hope to pass and be given the chance to prove myself. I am able to do all that is required of me. I do make some concessions such as I have a small ladder to help me get into trailers.

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    The "SS-KK" is simply a safe method for getting into and out of the trailer.

    Being on the short side, I often use this method (unless I'm feeling particularly youthful that day...then I just take a running approach and hurdle into the trailer!). Step up on the ICC bumper, then place one knee followed by the other onto the floor of the trailer, then step up. The main thing they'll likely emphasize is maintaining 3 points of contact, whether getting into a trailer or entering/exiting the cab.

    The ladder is a good idea too, but I'm not sure they'll allow that for the test. It's really not bad on the knees, BTW.

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    Also, I'm taking a 34 today, so if you have any other ?s, feel free to post them or PM me.

    I'm working on some things on my laptop today, so I'll be checking in periodically.

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    If I remember correctly we had to kneel and squat under a table to simulate getting under a trailer and checking the fifth wheel. that was done twice. We did a step test with a measured pulse afterwards, we also carried weight back and forth with our pulse checked to make sure it wasnt over max for our height/weight and age. Also pulled on a rope to a certain poundage I guess to see if we could pull the fifth wheel lever. I'm not a tri-athlete, just a regular guy and I made it easy. A couple of people failed the stress test. I wouldn't sweat it unless your really, really out of shape.

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    The test of kneeing is that they have a platform the same height of a trailer. You have to climb on to it stepping on the ICC bumper then kneel on the platform and stand on the platform. Then reverse it. Shows you can climb in and out Schneider way. Also, as jonp said, climb under the platform several times. Pull on a rope and grip strength. Carry weight back and forth several times. Can't remember the rest. Just went through it a year ago.

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    How did the SNI srtress test go? I did it about 2 years ago, I believe we only had 1 person in the class of 37 who did not pass, but we only graduated 3, so the stress test was the least of problems for most of the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportster65 View Post
    How did the SNI srtress test go? I did it about 2 years ago, I believe we only had 1 person in the class of 37 who did not pass, but we only graduated 3, so the stress test was the least of problems for most of the class.
    My husband passed but I have a bad knee and I tried to do it but I pulled something in my knee and had to stop. I am getting my knee fixed then in 6 months I can try again so I can team with hubby.

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