Well tomorrow (Friday 2-25) is when it all comes to fruition. I go big or go home. I'll be up first... Pre-inspection/Brake tests/In-cab inspection followed by my road test. The fun starts at 6 a.m.
Today was spent in preparation... mock pre-trip inspections and brake checks (I guess I can't say "mock" because I was really doing them, just not under testing conditions) then driving in traffic with lots of >90 degree turns thrown in for good measure. My favorite was a >90
I have heard many drivers talk, discuss and complain about the new proposed HOS regulations, but are they talking to the right people? FMCSA has a link on their website that allows people to voice their opinions and their voices will be heard. Don't let this opportunity to be heard pass you by! You can make a difference. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regul.../comments.aspx
Hey everyone, not sure if it's the right timing but I made the plunge and bought my own truck. There is more expense to owning your own truck than I had thought. With having to get all the proper licenses and related crap, now I'm trying to find a trailer that won't brake the rest of my bank account. I thought about leasing a trailer but holy cow is a lease for real. I can purchase two used trailers for the price of one lease......I hope to be on the road to making money real soon.
I have the Injector code 5232 in my 6NZ with a 500/1850 program. Is there anything wrong with this code set-up ?
So today I drove from Mira Loma up through the Cajon Pass to the 395 Y and stopped at the Pilot. We grabbed a bite to eat, then came back.
Not too much to report actually. Stopped at the brake check area, checked the brakes, and got back on the road. With an empty box, we didn't really have to go any lower than 6th gear. That gear selection and the jake brake made it no problem to keep the speed under the posted 45 mph without having to touch the service brakes at all. I almost wish
Anyone that is driving today must have noticed at one time or another a driver using a hand held cell phone. They are easy to spot as they are the ones that seem to wander in the lanes, speed up, slow down. Then if you pass them, they are in another world with their hands on the cell. It is a lot of responsibility to drive a commercial vehicle, but to do it half ### is insane. If you can afford the cell phone, get a blue tooth or some kind of hands free head set
Well today was certainly better than yesterday! I got a little over two hours of drive time on the streets of Fontana/Mira Loma/Ontario, as well as about 30 miles on the freeway. During the first part of the drive, the part on the streets, I found out what I was doing wrong yesterday while attempting to downshift. Yesterday I was nervous enough so that I found it hard to glance at the tach and speedometer. All I could think of was that approaching stop sign or traffic light and once I was out of
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