6 Strings Or Any OD Driver

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D-Wash's Comment
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What was the examiner looking for on your road test? And how many miles did it consists of?

Tim F.'s Comment
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D-Wash...I don't work for OD...but you bio says your an experienced driver. Just drive the truck. I recently switched from Roehl Transport to Central Transport on a LTL job. Luckily they had 10 speeds..just like Roehl. I'm getting used to the daycabs quickly. You'll be fine. Good luck. Hopefully 6 String will chime in.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
D-Wash's Comment
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Hey Tim, Thanks Alot!!!.....I guess I'm kinda nervous because the company I drive for have All Autos and Im kinda been out of whack on shifting for the past year. I was Great at shifting but I know I'm a little rusty!!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh you're not going to have any problems with it. If you've done your fair of shifting in the past it will come back to you in an instant.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hey Tim, Thanks Alot!!!.....I guess I'm kinda nervous because the company I drive for have All Autos and Im kinda been out of whack on shifting for the past year. I was Great at shifting but I know I'm a little rusty!!!

Yeah, like Brett said. You know the thing about bicycles: you never really forget how to ride.

I learned truck shifting 30 years ago, then didn't drive a truck till 2014. Started out double clutching like a pro, surprised my instructor!

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.

Double Clutching:

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.

D-Wash's Comment
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Hey Thanks Brett, I Needed that!!!!.....It's only Gear Grinding I'm worried about but like you said I'll be fine!!! Thanks

D-Wash's Comment
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Thanks Errol I hope it's like riding a bike!..lol....I'm Excited!!!

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