Electric trucks

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  1. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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  2. Freightmaster1

    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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    What?! No jake brake?!



    But we'll have to change the words to this song too?!



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  3. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    That's OK. The new (for YRCF) regional tractors - former Penske lease Volvos - have a trolley brake sticking out the dashboard. Wonder if the new guys who've never seen one will wonder what that is?
     
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  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    Is that the thing you tie down with a bungee cord while driving???
     
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  5. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Yes, that sets off the smoke screen from the trailer wheels so you can't be followed.
     
  6. Wrench97

    Wrench97 Well-Known Member

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    No that's the lever you pull down when you get out of the truck and do not want to get hurt pulling out those two knobs that are hard to pull and push back in........................................
     
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    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Ah yes, pulling and pushing knobs - my next favorite pastime after sleeping! :hide:
     
  8. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    I liked it when the trolley brake was on the steering column, pulled all the way down when you would get in the tractor.
     
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    ROADY Well-Known Member

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    I bet your getting a lot more sleep these days! Pulling and pushing those knobs aren't as easily done as it use to be, right buddy. Tell the truth now!:6817::lmao:
     
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    ROADY Well-Known Member

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    Showing your age there Mud!:tr10driving03:
     
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  11. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    Reminds me of trying to start a Roadway line haul tractor with an air start for the first time. With only the trailer brake set.
     
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    :shift:
     
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  13. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Used it to lock up the trailer brakes when turning a sharp corner on a slippery road. Of course you had to remember to let it off before the trailer swung around too far!
     
  14. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    How about starting one of these?
     
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    I saw him do an interview about this truck he said it will pull a diesel truck backwards uphill.
    The complaint about electric trucks always used to be torque.
    The other thing he said this will do is accelerate almost as fast as most cars.
    This guy just got permission to dig a 10 mile tunnel underneath 295 he's going to build a magnetic transport between Baltimore and DC.
    He's got one planed between New York and DC where the commute time will be 29 minutes!
     
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    Toby Well-Known Member

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    Will those Electric Trucks Be Autonomous? After all that is his intention for cars.
     
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    This is the air start i remember.
     
  18. twisted-hippie

    twisted-hippie Why do we park in driveways & drive on parkways?

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    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Don't go getting all excited about the Hyperloop. They aren't as simple as just magnets, it's supposed to be more like a magnetic vacuum tube, which is how it's supposed to be so fast.

    What they haven't figured out yet is how to make it accommodate people, who are prone to doing things like breathing and vomiting from sudden accelerations and decelerations. It's a cool concept but it's horribly impractical.
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I'm not old enough to remember when our parking brake was a lever sticking up beside the gear stick.
     

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