Coming To A Complete Stop

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Thanos's Comment
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Im in CDL school and I'm very confused on how to come to a stop. Do i only downshift and never touch the service brake? Or can i just press the service brake until it stops? Or do i have to press the clutch and the service brakes simultaneously to stop??

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Downshift as needed, then come to a stop with both the brake and clutch pushed in. Do not roll to a stop out of gear. While stopped, select the gear you will start from, shift into that, and ease out on the clutch to where it almost engages.

Thanos's Comment
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I was told by my instructor to brake clutch throttle then downshift.

Im in CDL school and I'm very confused on how to come to a stop. Do i only downshift and never touch the service brake? Or can i just press the service brake until it stops? Or do i have to press the clutch and the service brakes simultaneously to stop??

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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When you come to a stop (train, stop sign, red light, teaffic, etc), once stopped, you will have both pedals depressed. If you have the time and distance it is always easier to start slowing down via downshifting. If this is not possible, use the brake pedal.

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Thanos's Comment
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If i just use the brake pedal if i don't have time to downshift wont that kill the engine and make the truck die?

When you come to a stop (train, stop sign, red light, teaffic, etc), once stopped, you will have both pedals depressed. If you have the time and distance it is always easier to start slowing down via downshifting. If this is not possible, use the brake pedal.

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Cwc's Comment
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If i just use the brake pedal if i don't have time to downshift wont that kill the engine and make the truck die?

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When you come to a stop (train, stop sign, red light, teaffic, etc), once stopped, you will have both pedals depressed. If you have the time and distance it is always easier to start slowing down via downshifting. If this is not possible, use the brake pedal.

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Not if the clutch is pushed in.

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PackRat's Comment
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If i just use the brake pedal if i don't have time to downshift wont that kill the engine and make the truck die?

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When you come to a stop (train, stop sign, red light, teaffic, etc), once stopped, you will have both pedals depressed. If you have the time and distance it is always easier to start slowing down via downshifting. If this is not possible, use the brake pedal.

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Are you reading and following in your head what I have written above?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If you have plenty of distance to stop, you will downshift only, until you are almost stopped, then push in the clutch and brake to complete the stop.

If during downshifting you aren’t slowing fast enough, then once you downshift and let the clutch out, use the brake to slow down to the next downshift point (probably around 1000 rpm), let off the brake, downshift, let the clutch out, then get on the brake to the next downshift point, and so on.

If you have to stop FAST, like a car pulled out in front of you, a light changes and you are too close to downshift, or something like that, then you will apply the brakes as needed to stop, pushing in the clutch as the vehicle is almost stopped.

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Old School's Comment
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Thanos, you really need to sit in the passenger seat while your instructor is driving and watch their feet when they are coming to a stop. You obviously don't get this whole concept or understand what's being said. It's important during training that you pay attention and observe how things are done if you can't understand the verbal instructions.

Thanos's Comment
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For your information i have been doing that and im still struggling with it so instead of insulting someone just give the advice man! No need to be a digital gangster. Like a i said, i been in the passenger and watching aswell as actually driving but its my instructor he who is 72 years old gets angry and starts yelling at us and he's very hard of hearing too. Yesterday i thought he was going to have a heart attack he was so mad i had to let him know that he can't get mad and to be a professional becuase he was so red and sweating like hell. The oldman will probably have a stroke soon poor guy.. so we were worried about him. Before all you guys start talking **** just give the advice i don't know you so you aren't hurting my feeling i don't even know what you look like. Just give the advice not your personal feeling on me

Thanos, you really need to sit in the passenger seat while your instructor is driving and watch their feet when they are coming to a stop. You obviously don't get this whole concept or understand what's being said. It's important during training that you pay attention and observe how things are done if you can't understand the verbal instructions.

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