I am going to be taking my road test pretty soon. How do you keep the truck from rolling back when coming to a stop on a hill. If there are any tips, they would be much appreciated.
most road test in my building are in 800's if you can get away with it dont use first gear try taking off in second.
The way Danny described is perfect. I would just add, if you're not comfortable, don't release the park brake until the truck begins to move.
Also, what Scratch said is priceless. DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. Just do it. If you start thinking about it and are unsure about yourself, you will get nervous and stall out, roll back, and potentially cause an accident.
Please be safe, this should be your primary concern. If you must, don't stop at the crest of the hill at the stop light. Lay back, even if its 100 feet and you are pissing off the people behind you. Do this until you feel comfortable. But if you continue to do this after a week or so, you probably shouldn't be driving a stick!
Yes they are. Because ( 1 ) new drivers have had no knowledge of them and ( 2) new mechanics who knows what a manual transmission is are very few. Its going to be a wonderful thing when the entire fleet is automatic.I thought manual transmissions were becoming dinosaurs at UPS.
When my two children received their learner's permit one of the first things I did was to teach them both to drive a car with a manual transmission. We actually went to the UPS bldg on the weekend and we drove around the parking lot until they got to be good at it. I then took them to a hill and we worked on that part. This training served my oldest well when she went to a party and the designated driver forgot that he had been designated to drive, not drink, and she had to drive her friends home in a car with a stick as she was the only one there who knew how to drive a car with a manual transmission.
Use the e-brake but don't crank it down too much. Let up on the clutch slightly until you feel it catch and then give it a little gas while releasing the e-brake. Glance at the rear-view camera to see if someone is on your bumper; if so, don't let it worry you. When you have released the brake and are moving forward, give it more gas and continue on your way.
As someone stated earlier, it will soon become second nature and you will look back at your thread and laugh at yourself for being worried. Good luck on your road test.
For your road test, always, always, always start in 1st gear. Get the car rolling and go to 2nd.
Helen you can just call me Fred Flintstone.I thought manual transmissions were becoming dinosaurs at UPS.