Road Week With Swift!

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Anthony W.'s Comment
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I really meant to post sooner. This schedule has been pretty crazy. First two weeks of class room and range backing did very little to prepare me for road training. I can pretty much back a trailer up blindfolded now. I cant double clutch down shift to save my life. 2nd day on the road. My feet just wont cooperate with the down shifting.

Feeling pretty irritated with myself. Ready to throw the towel in and go home.

Ive watched videos and read everything i can find to try to help myself. I have the pattern memorized and burned into my memory, i just cant execute it.

What say you, truckers?

Am i a lost cause?

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.

MRC's Comment
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Don't give up! you've got this far, just relax and don't overthink it! Try and find a help, like a song or a dance movegood-luck.gif but most of all don't tense up.

Cheryl C.'s Comment
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Dont't Give up!!!good-luck.gif

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