Makin' the bacon while local tanker yankin'

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by McUzi, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. snowbird_89

    snowbird_89 Heavy Load Member

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    I double clutch for downshifting. It’s easier for me. I don’t know why. Like most people say, if you can’t shift without the clutch, then use it. It’s better than grinding.
     
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  3. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Heavy Load Member

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    i have never double clutched. ever. i didn't know it was a thing until i read the cdl handbook. i had never seen it first hand. the guys i watched drive only used the clutch when at a stop. i thought never using the clutch was simply how it's done.

    rural indiana lessons, i suppose.
     
  4. The Shadow

    The Shadow Light Load Member

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    Me too. Rural NC though. Had a mid 40 something guy with 4 kids and no patience as my trainer. All I remember him saying is “leave dat clutch lone” and “givit some fuel!” It worked though. 21 years later and I haven’t seen the inside of a trucking school yet.
     
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  5. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Sure is a bit chilly up here. Another day or so and the cold snap will likely convert to lots of additional Ot according to the guy who trained me. Hopefully this little stretch is the kick off for a huevos to the wall busy season
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    It’s been cold around here too, and we’re still busy as hell with summertime numbers.
     
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  7. 13 Speed Road Ranger

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    Gotta love the 13 speed. Gonna get the most pull out of any power. If it's a large Cat oh my popping a chubbie balls to the wall fun.
     
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  8. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Road Train Member

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    Ok stupid question for you @McUzi.....

    Is there a difference between hauling fuel and propane? May have an opportunity with both sometime early next year....

    Is there a surge with propane vs what the fuel has?
     
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  9. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Not a stupid question at all. Both are very similar. Surge on gasoline is not very intense, mainly because the tankers are compartmentalized, acting as a baffling system.

    Propane tankers while not compartmentalized do have baffles to minimize back and forth surge.

    So between the two of the fuels, back and forth surge is not very intense, but there is still the high risk of roll over in say an on/off ramp etc.
     
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  10. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Road Train Member

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    Cool. Thanks for the info. I’ve been looking into different options today, fuel and propane have really caught my eye lately.
     
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  11. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    I’ll say, Fuel and Propane have been my holy grail of what I’ve wanted trucking to be.
     
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