Air Brakes Test....ugh

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Oye. Air brakes test is something else.....struggling to memorize the words, my brain is fried. :(

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I'm talking about practice on the range...pre trip inspection of brakes.

Paul W.'s Comment
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I'm talking about practice on the range...pre trip inspection of brakes.

Yea they can seem difficult. I know what you mean. For me what worked best was going through the exact steps over and over again. This test if I'm not mistaken is one where you can't go wrong on it. Each time you get into the truck, you should make it a priority to go through the air brakes test at least once if not more than once, that way come time for your test, it'll just be natural for you and you'll slide without even a second thought.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'm talking about practice on the range...pre trip inspection of brakes.

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Yea they can seem difficult. I know what you mean. For me what worked best was going through the exact steps over and over again. This test if I'm not mistaken is one where you can't go wrong on it. Each time you get into the truck, you should make it a priority to go through the air brakes test at least once if not more than once, that way come time for your test, it'll just be natural for you and you'll slide without even a second thought.

You're correct Paul. The brake check portion is very specific and an auto fail if done incorrectly.

Sonnydogg's Comment
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The 2 biggest mistakes I saw at school were turning the truck off, then forgetting to turn the key back on, and forgetting to press and hold the break peddle for 1 min. Just go slow and you'll be fine.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I've found the best way to learn something like this is to really try to understand the whole process; in other words, what you're really doing, and why you're doing it. Simple rote memorization of terms and procedures ain't gonna cut it.

You're doing the air brake test to ensure there are no air leaks, and that all the warning systems are working properly. That's the goal. Every step supports this in some way.

For example, you shut off the engine so that the compressor doesn't kick back on in the middle of the test, screwing up your readings.

You turn the key back to the "on" position so that the guages will actually operate during the test.

You keep the parking brakes off so that air flows to all parts of the system during the leak test. You also do this so that you can test the automatic engagement of them later.

You pump the brakes to release air from the system and ensure that the system will warn you at the appropriate level.

Etc. Etc.

So I would really try to get a firm grasp on the "whys" first before stressing over the "hows."

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Persian Conversion....yes!! Definitely. Words mean nothing for me because I forget them. I need to *understand* the process.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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As side note, I'm doing real good today!

G-Town's Comment
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As side note, I'm doing real good today!

Are you driving today?

The Little Trucker's Comment
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As side note, I'm doing real good today!

I don'tknow you, but I believe in you! I've seen your posts so I know that your muy inteligente! Little ol me made it through, and if I can do it so can you. Take a deep breath, take a mini break if needed, and dive back in! You got this!

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