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Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL School bad experience

Good job standing up for yourself. I don't think you will have any problems with the school. Reporting it to the police proves that you are not going to let people hush you up. This type of action is totally unacceptable, it wasn't even a case where he thinks he's being flirtatious but it was borderline sexual harassment. This was assault.

Best wishes for your future career.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Battery question

Sounds like one or more batteries might have a bad cell.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Truckers Schedule ?

Hmmmmmmm. How to properly answer.......

Air brakes? Still there. I press the pedal and it makes the pssssshhhhh sound.

Check them more than once a day ? Well, they get pressed a lot, so if I'm stopping, its a good thing. Unless of course I spill my coffee.


Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Training question

I don't understand how you are being trained when one is asleep while the other drives. How are you going to correct my mistakes while sleeping and I can't see how you do things while I'm sleeping.

I understand that not all companies do this, running training as a team

Posted:  11 months ago

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N00b Questions You (Probably) Have But Were Afraid To Ask!

I knew the owner of a small trucking company who had at least one deer strike every hunting season until he installed the whistles. Not scientific proof but ...

As for the differential lock. I found this explanation on the Web that explains it better than I could.

The inter-axle differential (IAD) lock is also known as the power divider or power divider lock (PDL), or “diff lock.”

The inter-axle differential lock or Power Divider is for use in low-traction situations only. Read your operator’s manual for full instructions an specifics!

The inter-axle differential is not meant for use on dry pavement.

The inter-axle differential lock can be engaged while in motion (as when approaching a slippery hill) as long as: — The wheels are not spinning, or — The vehicle is not on a curve or in a turn.

An inter-axle differential (IAD) works in a similar manner to the main differential (splitting power between the two wheels), except it splits the torque equally between the two axles of a tandem, rather than the two wheel ends of an axle.

What happens if you engage the diff lock when the wheels are spinning? You may hear a grinding sound and feel vibration while the diff lock tries to engage.

What happens if you leave the diff lock on while driving? Driving with the diff lock on will cause high stresses and strains in the drives, and can result in accelerated component wear or even catastrophic failure.

To Use The Inter-axle Differential Lock Flip the switch and press the clutch briefly (some recommend to feather the clutch, as in a normal shift); do likewise to disengage the lock.

Caution: You should not activate the differential lock when the wheels are spinning (when traction has been lost and/or the tandems are rotating at uneven speeds).

Posted:  11 months ago

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I did an oops

Were you still driving when you ran out of the 14?

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company reviews of CFI?

Thanks. I put an application in, waiting to hear from them. Figure the holiday may slow down responses.

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company reviews of CFI?

Big Scott, do you get HHG miles or Practical?

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Look Before You Leap Into Trucking

Look before you leap?!? What fun is that? I say go running off a cliff at full speed and hope everything pans out on the way down.

I learned my lesson from Wiley coyote, don't look down. That's when you fall. rofl-2.gif

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company reviews of CFI?

There are reviews of many companies here but nothing on CFI. I did read @Big Scott diary of his cdl schooling and training, very informative.

Do they have speed governors, APUs and inverters? Can you install a refrigerator etc?

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