Clutch is killing my knee !

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by dennisroc, Sep 20, 2019.

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  1. TruckGal13

    TruckGal13 Light Load Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    Petoskey, MI
    Thanks for that info! I’ll be getting some of that Cool-Heat to go with my brace.
    Changing jobs and going from a 12 speed automated manual to a 10 speed manual.
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  2. dibstr

    dibstr Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Sure, when you are parallel parking get the vehicle moving and get your foot off the clutch and put It on the floor where it belongs. Then when you get the vehicle in the proper position in the P/P lane half clutch and put the truck in neutral, get your foot off the clutch, set your park brake and blow your horn. In other words keep your foot off the clutch except to start and stop. But then you already knew to do that didn’t you?
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    There's a big difference when your clutch is linkage. Instead of hydraulic.
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Serious driver?? Oh man back when i was an equipment operator we used to run old massey ferguson tractors, they was like 1970 models, there was one the clutch was so stiff ,i had to stand up out of the seat and stand on clutch pedal just to get the frickin thing out of gear and then back in . i only weighed about 150lbs back then. I ended up just driving that pos standing up the whole time. By the time u was done for the day u had to learn how to walk again cuz ur legs was like jello lol
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    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

    May 30, 2019
    I have these Rockport XCS boots and they are the best medium duty work boots I've ever had! Super comfortable yet supportive while being durable and waterproof. I think they would make a good trucking shoe.
  6. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    I'm pretty sure he's retired and trying this as a second career. I dunno if the millennial thing fits.
  7. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    Cental West, AL
    I hope it helps you. Husband has arthritis and it helps him a lot and it's easy to put on. If they don't have this one, our store is bad about not stocking it all the time, check the labels on other brands, they also have it in the tube of rub on cream if nothing else. This one has the most menthol in it though. Don't get the one with the lidocaine though for deep pain, it doesn't help as much I don't think. If you reapply, try to wipe the area off with water if nothing else where it comes into contact with the skin better.
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  8. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    Why does everyone sugar coat it !!!!! Trucking isn’t for the OP. Goodluck........
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  9. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Don't forget stuck in traffic. I came down I-25 out of Denver yesterday ( by mistake) with my pickup, and it was a freakin parking lot for 30 miles! I think those aches and pains are normal, and will subside some, heck, I worked on my pickup, and was sore for days. There's a lot more to trucking than just sore bones, and like other old timers will admit, today, you guys got it made. Tell me how you feel after 14 hours in a spring ride day cab Mack with manual steering and a 24 ft. dump trailer. It's partially why I wear a back brace at all times today.
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Yep. Hydraulic clutches didn't always exist.
  11. dennisroc

    dennisroc Road Train Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Anjung-Ri, South Korea
    Yeah he is clueless !
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