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    8 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  8 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:  8 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:  8 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:  8 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:  8 years, 3 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:  8 years, 3 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:  8 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:  8 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:  8 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:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Off set backing

Afew. Seconds I don't know how to edit a current post

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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