Automatic trucks

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    krisjack Light Load Member

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    I would like to know what truck companies in the southeast that takes on recent graduates that has automatics.
     
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    There are a couple of Trucking Companies out there that have automatics in there fleet, but you have to realize that you will not have that much opportunity to move around in the Trucking Industry. The reason I say that because you will only know how to operate a automatic truck not a 10 speed. Most companies have 10 speeds in there fleet. ................................That is something that you should think about before you go to a company with automatics..........................
     
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    You can try trans am--i think they are mostly auto and take recent grad students.
     
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    Not sure--good question--I prefer the 10 speeds myself. I dunno if i want an auto for climbin mtns. I never drove an auto so i got no clue how nice or not nice they are. Just give me my 10 speed and cruise control and im set! :biggrin_25517:
     
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    elharrison <strong>"Iam on my way"</strong>

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    i drove one for a couple weeks a while back and hated it...

    it didnt work great going down mtns, instead of the engine braking effect, it wants to keep truckin...hit the jake and it basicly over revs the engine so you have to really use your brakes

    i know the newer ones are getting better, but where is the fun of an auto?
     
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    Well I'm used to automatics.Thats all I drove until I went to CDL school and I drove 9 speed and one time I drove a 10 speed.It took some time to get used to but I did it.I probably can do a manual but I prolly would prefer a automatic.
     
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    Trust me--on the east coast and especially north east--i much rather a 10 speed. No way i wanna do wva/va/new england with an auto. Plus i luv my 10 speeds :)---Plus i wouldnt know how to drive an auto ! LOL
     
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    Yeah this time of year I wouldn't want to go to the new england states lol.I don't know anything about snow driving since it does not snow here in south Georgia.
     
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