Climbing Donner Pass


We have been told numerous times we can go down a mountain to slow but we will only go down a mountain once to fast.   Using a combination of the cruise control, engine compression brake, and foundation brakes we have a smooth in control drive down the mountain.   Shown is a little of how our adaptive cruise works and how at one point I use the foundation brakes to control the truck manually as cars merge onto the interstate.

What goes up must come down....   






Comments (4)

Linda Caffee

Bob and Linda started their driver careers after their children left home for college in 2000. Bob started as a driver for a large motor carrier with Linda as a rider. They decided to enter the Expedite industry as team drivers in 2005 and purchased their first Freightliner. Both, Bob and Linda have had their Class A licenses since the early 80's starting out driving in the oil field and hauling grain as fill in drivers where Bob worked as a diesel mechanic. Linda worked at the local country courthouse in data processing.

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I agree I much prefer Donner with NO snow!

June 16, 2016 9:36:55 AM

Great job Linda and Bob. It is nice to see the Donner with out snow!

June 16, 2016 6:51:14 AM

That darn cat.... Craig when all of the technology comes together to assist the driver it makes driving a thing of joy. It is no wonder we watch the clock closely as no way am I giving up a minute of my driving time up to Bob. Both of us would much rather drive our truck then our personal vehicle.

June 15, 2016 13:21:29 PM

Very nice video Linda and Bob! The technology available in the new trucks is very interesting. I've never driven a truck with electronic cruise control, just my manual foot cruise control. It's interesting how all of the technology works together. Sounds like Squeaky is looking for some attention!

June 15, 2016 8:50:54 AM