CFI Question Thread

Discussion in 'CFI' started by Gin86, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Flatbedotr

    Flatbedotr Light Load Member

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    Darn your fast did an answer on my edit?
     
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  3. dosgatos

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    Yes west coast but not too much. Teams go distance and loads are a little different than solo. More linehaul.
     
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  4. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Heavy Load Member

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    My wife and I would regularly make runs out of Pa to WA. Or Cali to various states in the Midwest. Connecticut to Cali. Or on east coast runs. There were even times where for a whole week we would run stuff from Colorado to LA. Or setting up small runs from La to Phoenix to calexico. You never know what your weekly schedule would have in store. But we never dropped below 4000miles. And we regularly had 5500. They keep you moving that's for sure.
     
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  5. Flatbedotr

    Flatbedotr Light Load Member

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    Good to know now just need to try and find a co pilot for the truck but not sure how to do before getting hired on is possible.
     
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  6. Ultratowel

    Ultratowel Road Train Member

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    It is forced dispatch. But if dangerous conditions such as weather fall into place then you can shut down your truck until it is safe and cfi will not treat you any differently for it. They actually encourage it. They're very strong on the "your the captian of your ship" slogan.
     
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  7. Rossman7040

    Rossman7040 Bobtail Member

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    How accurate is the accident prevention technology on the new trucks at cfi? I ask because I’ve been reading a lot of stories about trucks braking for no reason. My concern is icy roads and a sudden unwarranted lock up creating an accident.
     
  8. RoadRooster

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    On wet and icy roads I turn off adaptive cruise control. Never had lock up in those situations. Driving slower in those conditions helps too.
     
  9. BiggBossMann

    BiggBossMann Bobtail Member

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    thoughts on the adaptive cruise, never had it but believe it would be awesome
     
  10. RoadRooster

    RoadRooster Road Train Member

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    It's a tool, it has it's specific use, in other situations it needs to be off. Also gives false interruption now and then. That can be annoying, but it doesnt happen often.
     
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  11. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Adaptive cruise sucks. It's especially terrible if you truck is governed near the same speed most fleet trucks are limited 62-70 mph. With no indication it just gradually slows your speed to the vehicle in front of you if you get with 600 feet of it. If your truck, and your schedule, is 68mph you will eventually notice you are doing 62 behind the CR England truck. Your options to avoid this are keep watching the speedo or to override the cruise. If you don't overrride the cruise control you would need to jump out into the passing lane about 1/8 of a mile before you get to the slower vehicle. That's a LOT of room on crowded roads. If you do that you will guarantee any cars that can see your truck will instantly move from their permanent position in the left lane for the last 3 hours and attempt to pass you on the right before they run into the slower vehicle. If you are 600 feet away from the slower vehicle a ton of 4-wheelers will make it, the 4-wheelers behind those cars passing on the right will also now jump into the right lane and attempt to pass on the right. Eventually some of those cars are not going to be able to passe on the right, shooting the gap between the passing truck and the slower truck.

    Adaptive cruise solves 1 problem, but generates other problems, like training the truck driver to override the safety system, or create a driving situation that invites MORE reckless driving from 4-wheelers. You either use the system and create a group of trucks going at the speed of the slowest truck, despite your dispatcher scheduling delivery assuming your truck can AVERAGE the truck's maximum speed, or you train the driver to tune out the beeping from cruise warning, keeping the "gas pedal" floored all day and taking a few miles to pass a slightly slower truck.

    Engineers WILL solve the problem you ask them to solve, but when you change the situation, you change form one problem to one or more other problems.
     
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