Feeling blessed right now

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Roadgeek395, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    That would be something else for the engineers to come up with, mountain assist braking. Apply 9 pounds all day within a speed range without jacobs on the rig.

    I better shut up before i get them ideas to worsen the already bad situation with some of our semi robot trucks and a driver pool desperately in need of illumination with proper trucking knowledge. I don't blame the two for burning up the brakes, I blame the company that hired them for failing to ensure that they can run that far west and mountain training.
     
  2. Brandt

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    10psi or less and on the brake pressure is the secret people don't seem to know. I can see why if someone is trained on flat land even the instructor don't know this. Part of my training was going up and down Parleys Canyon.
     
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    7000 feet. I-80 I don't recall the particulars It's quite enough thank you very much. =_
     
  4. Brandt

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    I don't know the exact numbers on Parleys but it like 8 miles long and 7% downhill. They really should train new driver so they don't overheat the brakes. It doesn't take much to overheat them once going downhill. We were told use the bakes going downhill. Then if you want to go faster use the engine bakes also. So if the engine brake go out or snow or ice on the road. We could always get down the hill and keep control and not overheat the brakes.
     
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    My personal opus would be Seven Mountains Grade US 322 SE of I-80 below State College. It's 8% or so, 5 mile twisy winding drop. The last time I run it was in 3 feet of powder downgrade no jakes. That left a impression loaded. We had a one hell of a truck back then. ALL the megas were in the ditch at the bottom. They could not get up.
     
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