Swift / Central Refrigerated School SLC,Utah

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C. S.'s Comment
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I was out and about today, and saw a Central trailer being pulled by a Swift truck. Are they phasing out the Central trailers? Or just "repainting" them? Or, us Central still autonomous, but under the Swift umbrella?

They are slowly phasing out Central trailers, all new reefers are Swift branded to my knowledge. It will probably take a good ten years to get rid of all of them as most of the Centrals are quite new. Earlier this year I pulled an MS Carriers trailer and Swift merged with them in 2001 (and yes, the trailer was a piece of work).

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

William W.'s Comment
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Day 7. Off.

Day 8.

Another full day in the backing yard. Finding out who has it and who needs work. Quite a few that just do not understand how to move at trailer at all or don't understand setting up correctly is key. But we're here to learn and there's plenty of time to learn. Once again listen and follow directions and it will work. Another full day in the backing yard tomorrow. And those of us that execute the backing procedures properly aren't allowed to give help or advice any more. Those who are struggling are on their own. Back at it tomorrow!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
William W.'s Comment
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Day 9

Driving on rookie road! They teach proper shifting techniques. I'm used to floating but they make you double clutch. But it's just all about timing. I did so well I got to drive on the interstate and back to the yard! Half day of driving.

Day 10.

Another day of driving. This time on city streets. Making lots of turns. Another half day driving. Monday I think we go on the road the whole day! But for now I'm gonna enjoy my Saturday and Sunday off. Back at it monday

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Day 9

Driving on rookie road! They teach proper shifting techniques. I'm used to floating but they make you double clutch. But it's just all about timing. I did so well I got to drive on the interstate and back to the yard! Half day of driving.

Day 10.

Another day of driving. This time on city streets. Making lots of turns. Another half day driving. Monday I think we go on the road the whole day! But for now I'm gonna enjoy my Saturday and Sunday off. Back at it monday

Keep up the great work!dancing-dog.gif

stay safe.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

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