Holy Shifting Batman!

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Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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What in the world is going on here? Two shifters? He's not always using his clutch? And that instrument panel looks like it belongs on an airplane....

Lang tossin dem clubs..

Posted by The Dirty Old Trucker on Sunday, October 5, 2014

(Hopefully the HTML code works.....)

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I can't figure out how to make this work. Mods, if one of you can make this a clickable link, I would appreciate it. The forums keep telling me that it's not a valid URL.

https://www.facebook.com/TheDirtyOldTrucker/videos/354674418042604

Errol V.'s Comment
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I can't figure out how to make this work. Mods, if one of you can make this a clickable link, I would appreciate it. The forums keep telling me that it's not a valid URL.

≪ https://www.facebook.com/ The Dirty Old Trucker 354674418042604/

The TT link generator is a bit picky. Here's a trick. (Don't tell Brett where you learned it.)

Make a Link with the title you want, but put something simple for the web address, like "www.Google.com". Press Submit.

Then you get the link business: < a href="Www.google.com">Sample Link Here>.

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BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Thanks Errol! And if you watch the video, can you explain what is going on? That's terrifying.

Earl J.'s Comment
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Thanks Errol! And if you watch the video, can you explain what is going on? That's terrifying.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but the shifter on the left is the splitter, it does the same thing that the switch does on the trucks we drive.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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That's what it was looking like to me. But I was also watching his feet. It didn't seem like he was using the clutch at all unless he was using the splitter.

Errol V.'s Comment
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That is the splitter. A while ago someone posted a video of a truck with three shifters! That's the only way I recognized it this time.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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That's just craziness! Hahahaha! Glad I don't have to learn something like this! It seems unsafe to take his hands off the wheel like that.

And am I correct that he's not using his clutch?

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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One of my instructors showed me how to shift without using the clutch. You use the gas pedal and the gears. Gives a brake to your leg when you're shorter!

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