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October 29, 2013

Why We Need Good Driver Training

VIDEO -- Equipment Editor Jim Park recently found a truck route that reminded him of the importance of good driver training. Suspend your disbelief for a few minutes, pretend the sound of Jim's motorcycle engine is a Jake Brake, and join him for a trip down a truly hair-raising hill.

October 29, 2013

VIDEO: NC Route 226, Spruce Pine, N.C. A Hair Raising Hill

Take a trip down the 3-mile, 14% grade and try to imagine what might be going through a rookie driver's mind on the way down. It's a good case for broad-based and thorough driver training. And check out my blog on the broader topic of managing hills in a big truck. I recorded the video with an iPhone mounted on a motorcycle, so suspend your disbelief, pretend the sound of my motorcycle engine is a Jake Brake, and join me for a trip down a truly hair-raising hill

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