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    3 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Shifting a Straight Manual 10 Speed

When I was in training. My trainer teach me if you see a hill coming down shift befor the hill or mountain trying to down shift on a hill or even up shift is hard cause you lose rpm plus it puts pressure. On the gears which makes it harder to get out of gear of ur at 1,000 rpm you need to rev 4 points then shift

Needing some advice on when to down shift when going down a hill. Should i be below 1000 or somewhere above? Should i skip a gear when going down?

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Shifting a Straight Manual 10 Speed

When I was in training. My trainer teach me if you see a hill coming down shift befor the hill or mountain trying to down shift on a hill or even up shift is hard cause you lose rpm plus it puts pressure. On the gears which makes it harder to get out of gear of ur at 1,000 rpm you need to rev 4 points then shift

Needing some advice on when to down shift when going down a hill. Should i be below 1000 or somewhere above? Should i skip a gear when going down?

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Shifting a Straight Manual 10 Speed

When I was in training. My trainer teach me if you see a hill coming down shift befor the hill or mountain trying to down shift on a hill or even up shift is hard cause you lose rpm plus it puts pressure. On the gears which makes it harder to get out of gear of ur at 1,000 rpm you need to rev 4 points then shift

Needing some advice on when to down shift when going down a hill. Should i be below 1000 or somewhere above? Should i skip a gear when going down?

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Mack Trucks

I can this if you can shift a Mack you will have no problem shifting anything Mack requires prefect rpm shifting

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Passed My CDL!!!

Congratulations you get your self all worked up when you pass it your like that was easy. Lol

Thanks for the support you guys, I passed my CDL pre trip inspection, air brake check, backing maneuvers, and road test the first time around yesterday morning. I couldn't have done it without the guidance of this website.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Haven issues shifting

It's been awhile. Since. I've been in a truck I have been with a trainer for 2 days now that gets very hostile raises. Voice. When I grand a gear or miss a gear in driving a Mack its gears are 1L1H 2L2H 3L3H 4 5 6 I'm trying to keep my cool cause. This guy has been doing it 25 years I don't get how he wants me to shift 1H wants me get up to 2,000 rpm shift to natural float in to 2h with the rpm dropping to about 1,600 so on to 6H down shifting he wants me to slow rpm to 1,000 shift to natural rev to 1,300 shift to 5H... I grind or lose gears... It's a Allison transmission...

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Mack Trucks

I was in our silo yard today getting loaded I never seen one but CAT has their own brand of ready mix trucks and semis I'm look more onto them

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Mack Trucks

We have alot of macks in the concrete. Ready mix world they are absolutely garbage compared to the KW alot of the new macks are automatics

There is a lot of romanticism regarding Mack trucks and their role in trucking. I had heard of Mack trucks before I knew people drove across country in a truck. It's pretty much a household name. But considering their prevalence in pop culture, I'm curious why I never hear about them. Every company I researched before going to Prime listed Freightliners, Volvos, and Internstionals. Sometimes I see a Peterbuilt thrown in there for good measure. So since Mack trucks are basically synonymous with trucking, why don't companies offer these trucks? (I'll note that I know zilch about engines, torque, horsepower, and whatever else goes on under the hood that is outside my pretrip components.)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Going from B to A

Well today was my first day back in a truck it all came back to me as a second. Nature I have a class B CDL found out today the company. I work for has a dry bulk division better money better hours all local work I just about know all the pretrip brake check backing techniques (how hard would it be to go from class B to class A) I never been to any school all my experience. Is from on the job and on the road..

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Off set backing

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To me its hard to explain. But remember. When your backing it takes the. Trailer to correct when you correct your steering tires..

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Any helpful tips to be better. Going through school. Not awful and am getting better. I just can't seem to get into the lane soon enough to do a good pull up and straight-line back.

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Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Off set backing

To me its hard to explain. But remember. When your backing it takes the. Trailer to correct when you correct your steering tires..

Any helpful tips to be better. Going through school. Not awful and am getting better. I just can't seem to get into the lane soon enough to do a good pull up and straight-line back.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Pre-trip test

Be honest if you're reading your book. You will know you start by standing. In front of the vehicle looking over the general. Condition no leaning no puddles underneath head lights turn lamps then under the hood I missed. Something's but most of the time that's how it gosw but now they have broke the. Test down into 3 sections. A B C you dont know what your doing till they tell you

What's done first during the pre-trip the walk around or the in-cab meaning the 3 part air brake test in-cab inspection and the tug test?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Rev matching

Never mind bout the 11/15 it slap me in the face what it means thanks everyone if someone could make a video of downshifting rev matching i tryed youtubeing everyone is doing in bmws and Hondas...

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Air Brakes Check

Http://youtu.be/kM4ezAFQZNo watch her she dose it step by step remember. You have to do air break check 100% or they will fail you most of the time they do it by the book in order it hose..

So if I leave it in neutral, the trailer won't tug at all?

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Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Air Brakes Check

It wont do anything in neutral read sections 11/13 on your manual

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Lowest gear possible

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When doing my trailer/parking brakes check and it is time to check my parking brake and trailer brake, should I have the truck in first gear when giving it a tug for these exercises?

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So if I leave it in neutral, the trailer won't tug at all?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Rev matching

Thanks 6 string and I didn't go to CDL school imma have to look up what 11and 15 means I've had my CDL for 3 years now and never driven till I got offered. This job

I've always used 11 and 14 as a guideline. Not to muddle the subject or seem like I'm randomly arguing with Robert. Your school should've covered the vanilla basics on shifting and what RPM to watch for. Keep your eye on that tachometer.

Also keep in mind that the load you're pulling will affect your shift points - or rather how fast your have to shift, as will your speed (e.g. going up or downhill). Judging your road speed with your shift points is something that will only come with experience. You're gonna grind and sputter. Everybody does. Use those vanilla guidelines your school taught you, and what Robert and I suggested (we are saying the same thing), and eventually when you figure out that road speed and your RPMs, that's where it really starts clicking and getting smooth.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Air Brakes Check

Lowest gear possible

When doing my trailer/parking brakes check and it is time to check my parking brake and trailer brake, should I have the truck in first gear when giving it a tug for these exercises?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Dot Physical

I would I know in Alabama we have to send the CDL division of the dmv a copy of our medical. Card I would post a pic of it dk how to bulr info out

There is not an option for that on the card. I better make sure to check it out on Monday. It's kind of weird. My examiner was approve as well so it's kind of strange that the card doesn't have it.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Buying a truck

Sounds good but dont forget as a owner operator. You will have to cover your own repairs.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Dot Physical

On your card it should say CDL yes or no beside it should say only for interstate. Yes or no if its marked no then its not for your CDL

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