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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Gixxer » Dec 30th, 2017, 11:19 am

Queen K wrote:
You don't know if you wear boxers or briefs?

OMIGOD, not commando, NOT commando :runforlife:


Can not answer due to the new gender neutrality movement.

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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Queen K » Dec 30th, 2017, 11:21 am

Fine.

Have you named your truck some cutesy name?
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Gixxer » Dec 30th, 2017, 11:40 am

Queen K wrote:Fine.

Have you named your truck some cutesy name?



No. but I should

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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 30th, 2017, 11:42 am

Gixxer wrote:
I prefer 18 speeds. Drove an automatic for a week. They're great on the highway but horrible for off highway. Never again.

Lost me on the Traction control/Throttle control. I prefer my right foot, experience, and common sense

Left foot for braking???? Thats just crazy talk.


Ohkthen;

Computerized Traction Control works by giving little shots of air to any drive wheel that is slipping.
It does work to a degree. In severe situations though it applies too much, you lose road speed and
it will bring you to a halt, even kill the engine.
You can get more benefit by a deft feel on the brake treddle with the left foot and an easy gentle
throttle control to maximize grip in low traction situations.
This works with all wheeled vehicles.

As for left foot braking;
Engine brakes are at optimum at higher revs, therefore left foot braking in
conjunction with multi gear downshifts means quicker, more controled stops
with less wear and tear on the braking system.
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 30th, 2017, 11:48 am

Queen K wrote:You don't know if you wear boxers or briefs?

OMIGOD, not commando, NOT commando :runforlife:


Gixxer wrote:Can not answer due to the new gender neutrality movement.


Then we will have to assume it’s a lacy thong. LMAO

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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Even Steven » Dec 30th, 2017, 12:25 pm

How much do commercial drivers make?
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Verum » Dec 30th, 2017, 12:32 pm

What are your thoughts on self-driving vehicles and how will it impact your industry?
Are truckers generally satisfied/unsatisfied with their work?
What is the highlight of your job?
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 30th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Oh I want to so much hijack this thread....

Even Steven wrote:How much do commercial drivers make?


It is done for love, not money.

OTR (Over The Road) usually by the mile, some by %age of
what the load pays.
Local and Regional, by the hr.

What does it pay ?

Not nearly enough if you have one.
Way too much if you require one.
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 30th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Verum wrote:What is the highlight of your job?


I'll answer this, for me.. Turning the key and driving away from...
(insert whatever you want here)
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Queen K » Dec 30th, 2017, 12:55 pm

Verum wrote:What are your thoughts on self-driving vehicles and how will it impact your industry?
Are truckers generally satisfied/unsatisfied with their work?
What is the highlight of your job?


How practical are you is not the question.

How Verum lets his hair down is the question. Go on, ask something wild!
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Gixxer » Dec 30th, 2017, 8:01 pm

Even Steven wrote:How much do commercial drivers make?



All depends in what industry. logging, and oil/gas over a 100k a year. Not sure about the others. anywhere from 45-75k a year
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby sobrohusfat » Dec 30th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Gixxer wrote:...Ask me anything.


sobrohusfat wrote:tell us a story - worst/best experiences



...true story...
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 30th, 2017, 8:08 pm

Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner or Mack? Go!
Nobody wants to hear your opinion. They just want to hear their own opinion coming out of your mouth.
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Gixxer » Dec 30th, 2017, 8:29 pm

dirtybiker wrote:
Ohkthen;

Computerized Traction Control works by giving little shots of air to any drive wheel that is slipping.
It does work to a degree. In severe situations though it applies too much, you lose road speed and
it will bring you to a halt, even kill the engine.
You can get more benefit by a deft feel on the brake treddle with the left foot and an easy gentle
throttle control to maximize grip in low traction situations.
This works with all wheeled vehicles.

As for left foot braking;
Engine brakes are at optimum at higher revs, therefore left foot braking in
conjunction with multi gear downshifts means quicker, more controled stops
with less wear and tear on the braking system.


Traction control sounds like alot of hassel for drivers with no experience. Me personally Ive never used my left foot for braking even for downshifting.
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Re: AMA Commercial Driver with 15 years experience

Postby Gixxer » Dec 30th, 2017, 8:34 pm

Dizzy1 wrote:Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner or Mack? Go!



Bahahaha how can you even put a Mack and Freightliner in the same class as Peterbilt or Kenworth. I drove a Pete for the last 12 years and now Im on a brand new KW W800. The KW is very nice truck to drive but my right leg is painful sore from the slant floor and position of the fuel peddle. Not sure why KW does it but it sucks or they need to make a fix for it. So I have to say Peterbilt.
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