Automatic only in school?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Stallonejr, Apr 26, 2022.

  1. Stallonejr

    Stallonejr Bobtail Member

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    Hay guys help here. Im looking for a company that will allow me to train in school with an automatic only and hire me in auto only. Cdl class A tractor trailer. Can this be possible? Thank you for all you guys help.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    You could also get in a private school that uses auto, then apply only to companies that do the same.
     
  5. rockeee

    rockeee Light Load Member

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    May I ask why only automatics? I understand how someone might be reluctant to drive a manual and not faulting you if that's the reason but I think you would have so many more options available to you if you want a career in trucking.
     
  6. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    I believe prime trains in autos
     
  7. Sixela918

    Sixela918 Light Load Member

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    Swift is all automatics. And (not sure why), I got my cdl with no "automatic restriction". Swift was really great for me all around. The academy taught me to pass the test and that was it. I had a good mentor. Was solo after 4 weeks on mentor's truck. Unfortunately I had to leave because the 41 to 55cpm sliding pay was not enough.
     
  8. W923

    W923 Medium Load Member

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    I don’t know your plans for the future but I would not want to have that restriction. Maybe you have physical reasons but I think you could learn. I got my younger sister to figure it out
     
  9. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    I think your question is 180° off! Virtually everybody trains in automatics and hires those who only drive automatics. If you want to be trained in a manual and find a company that has trucks that have manual transmissions, those will be hard to find.
     
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    That is the most likely outcome if you do nothing but sign up for any random CDL school, complete school, pass your tests, and go to work for one of the companies that hires newbies. That's to say, it will happen unless you avoid it.
     
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