Any help please

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Coma1, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Coma1

    Coma1 Bobtail Member

    Oct 31, 2019
    Does TMC hire drivers who only drive auto transmission ?Or is there any flatbed company that will hire drivers who drives only auto transmission?
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  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Im sure melton will. I think tmc has auto trucks . most companies already have them or are switching to them . best thing would be to ask the recruiter , they will know for sure.
  3. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

    Jun 8, 2018
  4. Pete jockey

    Pete jockey Medium Load Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    North of Pittsburgh Pa
    Not 100% sure about TMC, I think maverick is all autos
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    The great state of TN
    P&S Transportation has autos. My friend works for them. His truck is automatic. Builders Transportation has some autos as well
  6. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

    Sep 15, 2017
    Builders! Thats who i have been trying to remember everytime someone with a criminal record asks.

    I loaded a conveyor in danville kentucky next to a guy from builders who did like 14yrs for somethin real bad when he was a young gangster. Said they were great to work for, had a second chance program. Sorry for the OT just didnt wanna forget again.
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  7. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    The great state of TN
    Builders is a good company. They may be different now since they're apart of Daseke according to a trainer I talked to. I enjoyed my time there, they were a little strict, but the money was good there. They got me home every week

  8. This is why we recommend finding a "trucking school" that has a manual transmission to train and take test on.

    Try not to.limit yourself to "auto only" it will hurt your chances with a company that has manuals.
  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

    Apr 11, 2019
    Fairbanks Ak
    I can not imagine being restricted to an auto, and I do not care what anybody says, somewhere down the line in a long carreer, a guy is going to miss out on some great money at some point because of it.
  10. roundhouse

    roundhouse Light Load Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    I agree
    Although if I were the owner I’d probably buy autos

    I had some wood delivered to my house a while back and I can’t believe the U joints of the truck didn’t explode

    the guy driving the straight truck was revving the engine and slipping the clutch and the driveshaft was pinging back and forth so bad I walked away to get out of the blast radius

    you need to learn how to drive a Manual
    It’s not hard and the tester won’t let you float the gears during the test , you have to double clutch each shift during the test , so it’s not hard to pass the test .
    And yes, at some point you’re going to get an opportunity with a heavy haul company or something with a company that doesn’t have any automatics
    I know one company that their entire fleet is 600 HP / 18 speed W900-L
    Although learning to drive a manual is the least of your worries getting hired on with them . They require a high FICO score , and no criminal convictions ,and not just for you

    if your siblings , parents , or in-laws have any criminal convictions or bad credit , you won’t get hired .
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