Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Bobtail Member jrjsi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    holland, mi
    Trucker?
    1 Year
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked: 11 Times

    Shifting a Big Rig Floating a 10 Speed Eaton Fuller

    Here is a little video with floating all ten gears....

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avfcdj84N28[/ame]

    Guess he is making a double clutch video soon also.

  2. #2
    Road Train Member mickeyrat68's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    on my 30 min break
    Trucker?
    2 Years
    Age
    45
    Posts
    2,050
    Thanks
    196
    Thanked: 542 Times
    sure would be nice to hear the trans and not that godawful excuse for music.

  3. #3
    Light Load Member Hanzerik's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cheyenne
    Trucker?
    2 Years
    Age
    44
    Posts
    193
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked: 62 Times
    Honestly, that is how I learned all of the shifting patterns for the different transmissions while I was in school...by watching YouTube vids. In school you had to double, but near the end they let me float when they found out I didn't need to go to the port for a skills test (Wyoming/Military thing). I very rarely use the clutch anymore other then starting and stopping. There are situations where you need to double/single clutch, then you just need to use what ever method you feel comfortable doing to get it smoothly into your next gear, regardless if it's a higher or lower gear.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Hanzerik For This Useful Post:


  5. #4
    Road Train Member okiedokie's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2011
    Location
    PNWET
    Trucker?
    32 Years
    Posts
    1,268
    Thanks
    609
    Thanked: 949 Times
    Professional drivers keep both hands on the wheel after shifting.
    FYI-Keep the greasy side down and the shiny side up.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to okiedokie For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Crusty In Training Logan76's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    kittanning, PA
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    3,686
    Thanks
    4,440
    Thanked: 2,448 Times
    I float almost always, but if im loaded HEAVY and in mud or snow ill double clutch the bottom side of the transmission, same thing if im pulling up a steep grade off road, Some old fellers beat it into my head that it's easier on your transmission that way.

Tags for this Thread