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Old 09-09-2015, 12:54 PM   #11
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Thanks Jake.

My brake hard just may be your brake firmly. If you don't brake "firm" enough, you will overheat by too long brake time vs. cooling time. This is they way I teach it in my CDL prep classes.

I am a long time CDL guy, since 1967.
Thank you Dond, I too did not understand until your explanation, it makes a lot of sense, we are very fortunate to have professionals on this forum.

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:14 PM   #12
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Thanks Jake.

My brake hard just may be your brake firmly. If you don't brake "firm" enough, you will overheat by too long brake time vs. cooling time. This is they way I teach it in my CDL prep classes.

I am a long time CDL guy, since 1967.
Exactly, too long on the brakes is as bad as too hard. Just didn't want anyone to misinterpret for stab braking. By no means have your depth of experience!
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