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    Quote Originally Posted by heyns57 View Post
    John Thomas "Tom" Outlaw died at his home in Raleigh, NC on Feb 12, 2004. He was 90. He is credited with helping establish the first truck-driver training school. Mr. Outlaw's interest in trucking began with his father, who owned the first dump truck in Columbia, SC.
    Mr. Outlaw organized a truck safety program, and with the help of North Carolina State College in Raleigh started North Carolina Truck Driver Training School in 1949. The school is the only one of its kind in continuous operation since it began, although it operates at several junior colleges now. When I completed the course in 1964, we had a classroom on the Raleigh campus and used the college cafeteria, but our driving was done off-campus.
    Mr. Outlaw served as executive vice president of the North Carolina Trucking Association, was a member of American Trucking Associations, the President's Highway Safety Conference, the NC motor-truck transportation civil-defense committee, the NC Society of Safety Engineers, and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the monthly magazine, Tarheel Wheels to which I subscribed in the 1960s.
    Kinda like the old Wally Thor school of trucking? These schools have been around since I was a little boy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall View Post
    LOL, do it another time or 2, you'll notice every time you go to put your truck in gear it will grind, eventually when you do get it in, your truck will rock like it just got hit by something, Do some research on clutch brakes, I'm sure someone on here could prob. provide a link that will explain how the are to be use, and how NOT to use them. Oh, BTW, the clutch brake is NOT inside the tranny. Better make sure all your brakes are adjusted evenly if your goin to be just ridin the foot brake in neutral on slick roads...I done leaned my lesson back in my coal haulin days doin that crap...LOL...no thank you!
    Uhm, obviously you've never been in the situation i was in. I found myself doing about 15mph down a not-steep-at-all grade in traction conditions where the engine being in ANY gear would cause the drive tires to lock up. What the #### do you want me to do?

    And i know it was bad to hold the clutch to the floor like that, but I think the clutch brake was pretty much destroyed before I ever picked this truck up anyway.

    I dont give a #### what you think.

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    Road Train Member phroziac's Avatar
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    I'm guessing he just cant get the timing of the whole double clutching thing down. If you dont time it right it just wont work. It has to be boom boom, just like a heart beat.

    The amount of pedal to use depends on how much of a POS you're driving. The trucks in my school had to be pushed down almost all the way because the clutches were so badly adjusted, but any truck i've driven on the job has a reasonable adjustment where you barely need to push it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phroziac View Post

    I dont give a #### what you think.



    Lighten up. I didn't see any thing he posted that should make you feel this defensive.


    This is where locked threads start.

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    Post removed by Mastertech.

    Last edited by Mastertech; 03.02.2010 at 08.44 AM.

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    I warned you guys.

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