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Reaper's Comment
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So after learning from highroad, my morning shuttle bus driver is now absolutely terrifying. I thought before he was just a little agressive but thanks to hgh road every trip is a wonderful fun game of is he gonna flip this? Is he gonna give passengers whiplash from starting and stopping? And the ever so popular

Why in the ever loving earth is he releasing maxi, idle crawl 3 feet, re apply maxi repeat for the entire 100 foot parkinglot...... why dear lord why? (He is using maxi to stop not 3 feet stop then maxi)

Stewart A.'s Comment
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First off, what do you mean by "Maxi"?

Tractor Man's Comment
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First off, what do you mean by "Maxi"?

I was wondering the same thing. Thought it might be a typo ,but you used it three times.

Tastebuds's Comment
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First off, what do you mean by "Maxi"?

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I was wondering the same thing. Thought it might be a typo ,but you used it three times.

It's a type of pad. It apparently helps with stopping!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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It's a type of pad. It apparently helps with stopping!

Are they made by Bendix or Raybestos? I have Raybestos Pads and Shoes on my personal Pick-up Truck. It stops great and no squealing!

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Rick S.'s Comment
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I am SO STAYING OUT OF THIS...

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Reaper's Comment
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Yeah sorry thats what my dad always called the parking brakes (he said short for max powered)

Reaper's Comment
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His nickname for them i know this lol. It just kinda stuck with me.

K.R.'s Comment
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So— as someone who drives a bus, all day every day— I can say that the parking brake is a bus driver's best friend in traffic (having to do with how the air brakes work on most NABI and comparable buses, etc). Continual holding of the service brake often results in unintentional fanning of the brake, which results in minor air loss, which… you get the picture. If I'm going to be stopped for over a minute in traffic that is not moving, at all? I'm going to apply the parking brake to hold the bus from going forward.

HOWEVER.

The bus driver should be using his service brake to come to a complete stop, and THEN applying his parking brake to remain stopped for the duration. He should not never ever ever do not do this use the parking brake to be coming to a stop. For one, that results in a jerky motion, and for two it can do some serious damage to the bus.

My two cents.

Tractor Man's Comment
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So— as someone who drives a bus, all day every day— I can say that the parking brake is a bus driver's best friend in traffic (having to do with how the air brakes work on most NABI and comparable buses, etc). Continual holding of the service brake often results in unintentional fanning of the brake, which results in minor air loss, which… you get the picture. If I'm going to be stopped for over a minute in traffic that is not moving, at all? I'm going to apply the parking brake to hold the bus from going forward.

HOWEVER.

The bus driver should be using his service brake to come to a complete stop, and THEN applying his parking brake to remain stopped for the duration. He should not never ever ever do not do this use the parking brake to be coming to a stop. For one, that results in a jerky motion, and for two it can do some serious damage to the bus.

My two cents.

K, Thanks for the clarification. That is one thing I love about this forum. Drivers of different types of CMV's, all pitching in!

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CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
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