Comments By Jason C.

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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4 weeks into shcool

I don't get that, just hope it don't effect you to much goin from 30' to 53'. Its all about angles. I've gotta improve my offset backing this last week. Good luck!

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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4 weeks into shcool

Why are you not using a 53' trailer. That's crazy. I start my 4th week tommorrow and we been drivin and pretrippin a 53 footer since day 1.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Shifting

I really wish we could drive loaded in school but I understand why we dont. But just to get the feel of starting in 2nd, we start off in 4th in class. I struggled with downshifting but Ive gotten it down, its fairly easy using the MPH. Man, riding up that high u see everything from a whole new view, especially ****ty drivers and rude ones. We have been honked at and cut off numerous times, and I know that big student driver tape makes them nervous, make a wide right with cars sitting there and watch them pucker up, hilarious.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Shifting

You wont be at a disadvantsge and yes it will definately be taught in school. They actually prefer you not know how to drive a stick, well mine did. Say its easier to teach somebody that never has vice someone who has because you gotta break then of their 5 speed cars.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Shifting

I felt the same way. Its really easier than you think it is. Im about to start my fourth week of school and Im shifting really well. We use a 10 speed. Its basic and easy to learn. You can google the shift pattern and that would help a little. A easy way to determine what gear u should be in is look at he MPH and add it up. So 35 equals 8th gear. Downshifting is a little tougher than shifting up the gears but just remember the MPH thing again. So your rollin at 45, which is 9th gear, so slow on down to 35 and clutch out, rev up the rpms and downshift to 8th gear. You have a hi/low range selector switch, make sure when your shifting from 5-6 and downshifting from 6-5 you make sure itd in the correct position. Down for gears 1-5. Up for gears 6-10. Dont know if this helps but you will learn it and be like this isnt so bad. Just timing a finesse. The clutch is somehing else you have to get used to, gettimg that left foot accustomed to doing something. Anyway, then you float gears one day, and you ask why eveb clutch it out. Easy as pie.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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GONNA GET TO PRACTICE FOR REAL..... :-D

Thats awesome, must admit I'm jeolous. Enjoy the training trip!

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Still pursuing that flat-bed dream

Ditto to Guy's post, you could have gave up old school but you are a perfect example of hard work and determination. My last week of school is next week then plan on heading to TMC, can't wait to learn flat bedding. It sounds tough, but its better once you kesrn it I'm sure plus its a workout everyday. Can't wait to see more of your updates old school, keep it up! Awesome job!!

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Pre hired with TMC

I'm pre hired with TMC to, graduate May 8th, can't wait to go thru their training and drive those nice trucks!

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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I'd like some advice on becoming a truck driver....

The Highroad series is a amazing tool. I started it but did not finish it, just gotta stay with it. I must admit that my learning and testing would have been much easier and smoother had i finished the training. I cant stress enough how important it is. Dont do like I did and start and then get sidetracked like I did. You will learn it all school, but it will be fresh already. I did well, but would have done better had I finished Bretts training.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Had to turn down a kenworth truck! at Prime

Unsafe is the main reason to deny of course. And your years of service shoukd give you pick of the litter. Im trying to go to work asap, and unless the truck is safe and just a pos, then im takin it. Im not knockin capone cause hes setting himself up for his own success, and if he feels like he dont want it cool just crazy thst he did it lol.

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