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Pebbles (Juelma N)'s Comment
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I have been out now for 2 weeks. I am loving it. I am back in Indianapolis for my first test. I have to come in every 2 weeks so they can see how much I have progressed. I know how to float now, set my tandoms all that good stuff. I left out and drove a load to Larado, TX. droped and hooked up to a High Risk load and took it to Shelby Montana. After that I had to go to Manahatten, Montana have them shoot 43000lbs of loose potatoes in my trailer. and took them to Minnasota to a farm had to drive dirt roads to get there. then I ran empty to Iowa to P&G picked up and relayed a load here then passed it on to another driver. I will probably test tomorrow.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Being busy is NO Excuse to forget about us for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!! rofl-2.gif

Glad to hear you are doing great..and keep letting us know how you're doing...all the ladies who are starting to join the forum need to KNOW that they can do this...and what better way to see, than by seeing a lady doing what they want to do...we NEED more ladies in trucking..bring a little civilization to the industry..rofl-3.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, that's great to hear! I was wondering how you've been doing. Glad to hear things are going ok!

Only one minor problem - since you're a truck driver now and you spelled Minnesota as "Minnasota" you have to say "I love the land of 10,000 lakes" 10,000 times. The only state you're allowed to misspell is Masachusets...or is it Massachussets or Masachusetts or Masachusets? Oh well, doesn't matter. rofl-3.gif

Let us know how the testing goes! smile.gif

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Floating is overrated. It is with my KW, anyway. But, it is good to hear that you are going along fine.

Dave

Little Carolina's Comment
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I have been out now for 2 weeks. I am loving it. I am back in Indianapolis for my first test. I have to come in every 2 weeks so they can see how much I have progressed. I know how to float now, set my tandoms all that good stuff. I left out and drove a load to Larado, TX. droped and hooked up to a High Risk load and took it to Shelby Montana. After that I had to go to Manahatten, Montana have them shoot 43000lbs of loose potatoes in my trailer. and took them to Minnasota to a farm had to drive dirt roads to get there. then I ran empty to Iowa to P&G picked up and relayed a load here then passed it on to another driver. I will probably test tomorrow.

Sorry we missed each other but the advice you gave me last night was right on!!! I did it today!!!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Floating is overrated

What does that mean? Not having to push the clutch 500 times a day seems nice to me.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Floating gears is a leg saver. Any truck regardless of engine and transmission can be floated. Its a matter of matching the truck speed with the rpms and you have a much easier time .

Floating Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Floating gears is a leg saver. Any truck regardless of engine and transmission can be floated. Its a matter of matching the truck speed with the rpms and you have a much easier time .

I can float out of gear with the KW I am in now, but am having a heck of a time floating it back in gear. That is why I just double clutch. I would rather be in gear, than out of gear.

Dave

Floating Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's just a matter of timing it right. Any transmission can be floated. The newer the transmission the tighter the gears and the more precise you have to nail it to get it into gear. The fact that you've been double-clutching probably means that your timing is off when you're not clutching. You have the timing right when you're clutching, but not when you're floating.

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