Hard Brakes

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Plumberboy2011, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Plumberboy2011

    Plumberboy2011 Bobtail Member

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    I had a couple hard brakes that registered on my computer does that stick with my driving no damage to equipment or anything one was a guy cut in front of me and swerved in front of me there other was I was empty a light turned yellow I could've legally and safely went through the light but thought beings that I was empty I could stop rather than continue through a yellow light anyway apparently I stopped to fast it registered as a hard brake do these stick o my job or driving records?
     
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  3. stlvance

    stlvance Medium Load Member

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    Nope but certain company's can make note of it but it doesn't follow you around far as I have seen
     
  4. LindaPV

    LindaPV Medium Load Member

    Is that how it is now? Being penalised for doing your job without killing anyone? Or yourself?
    Crusin US 36 one night the back way to US 83 to the rail yard.... Coming to a town and let the jake kick in to prepare for the 35 mph..
    No gates, only lights, I swear 3 seconds warning and I dynamite my brakes both feet.
    Empty coal cars flying south 55 mph or more.
    Had some rail parts fly in my trailer, but not my kuliana, supposed to all be on the floor.
    I almost barfed.
    Now if that was a recordable hard braking event? They'd have had to fire me. No collision. I lived. But lose my job?
    TCBM.
     
  5. Plumberboy2011

    Plumberboy2011 Bobtail Member

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    I'm interviewing with some smaller companies I currently work for Roehl going try to get something more personal and has some common sense thanks for the feedback
     
  6. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    Just for some general knowledge, apparently Roehl isn't teaching this, but am empty truck does not stop faster than a full one, often it takes more space. There is very little down force on the drives when you are empty. Hit the breaks hard and you will get a bouncing sensation.

    If you can go through the light legally, do it. If it is a stale green anticipate it is going to turn red.

    The reason companies, Training companies anyway, worry about hard breaking is that often it is an Indication that one is following too close. That can be deadly in a big truck.
     
  7. Blackshack46

    Blackshack46 Road Train Member

    I read too "does that stick" and I thought my head was going to explode. Have you heard of a period or a comma or how about a paragraph break?

    Back to the issue at hand, above posters covered it.

    Carry on.
     
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  8. Toomanybikes

    Toomanybikes Road Train Member

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    Don't worry OP, you company will soon have the driver cam installed in your truck, and you can have a sit down with the safety directory of the company for each and every time you use the brakes. You will learn to appreciate the coaching you receive from said individual as you both get to review your driving day. Years of experience driving that desk will be transferred to you as your driving clock clicks away without pay.
     
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  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I've got to add something here, when I do road tests with appicants, I watch how they brake and more importantly how the truck stops. For a lot of reasons I don't want them to slam on the brakes, it is a sign of a piss poor driver who should not be driving a truck.

    But ...

    I drive for a company that provides drivers to clients as fill ins or just because they need an extra driver. I have a co-worker who sometimes will take my place with one customer who pretty much wants only me, I found our why last week.

    I keep a neat truck, everything has a place and everything is in its place. The truck I drive has 38,000 miles on it and it was in great shape. I made a nice console for it to keep things like pens and maps on, so they are easy to find. And the owner of the company likes how the truck is kept, so happy customer is a regular one.

    Last week I was assigned to another customer for a days worth of work after we were told nothing would be coming out of the shop. But they had something that needed to be delivered, so my coworker took the assignment. I get back there the next day, go to pull the truck into the shop to load and open the door. Everything is all over the place. The maps are scattered on the floor, my pens and tire gauge was on the right door sill and the cleaning stuff I had on the passenger seat was all over the place. I can drive that truck do hard stops and have nothing move, but this guy must have been jamming on the brakes so hard and very often that things had to fly off and hit the floor. I had to clean coffee off the Visors and the floor. I told my boss Monday that I cleaned up everything so the customer would not see it and he said this guy was going anyway, he screwed up another truck last week - he fried the brakes. Today this customers truck is in the shop because the shoes are cracked on the three of the six brakes.
     
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  10. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    You should never have to hard brake if you have .... anticipation.
     
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