Truckina With Bubba ... and I Ainat Bubba presents a perceptive and amusing account of the experiences of a successful, award-winning Class A CDL driving instructor. When we would come to a hill, One Gear would raise the RPMas, take a stab at down shifting a couple of times, rake the gears, and then sit there in a catatonic state staring straight ahead, his eyes bulging with fear, his arms straight out, and his hands frozen to the steering wheel. One night we were rolling down a long six-percent grade, gaining speed. aDid you shift down?a aYeah.a aIs the Jake brake on?a aYeah.a aI donat hear it working.a aItas on.a I reached over and took a hold of the shifting lever. It was in neutral. aItas not in gear, a I told him. aIf you think the hand of God is going to come down and put it in gear for you, youare going to see the hand of God a lot sooner than you think. Put your foot on the accelerator and raise the RPMas.a He managed that and I shoved it into a gear. Any gear was better than no gear. When you canat get the gear you want, you have to get it in some gear and then work to the one you want.Posted ramp speeds are based on four wheeler safe speeds, and whatever it was, he should have been well below it. ... product is invariably damaged and the hauler pays for the entire load; the only recovery is to sell it as salvage or use it.
|Title||:||Truckin’ With Bubba ... and I Ain’t Bubba|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-02-17|