Automatic Transmission Advice

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Voyager1968, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    Harris-Teeter (a local D.C. i randomly attended) went FULL AUTO in 2019.
    Dispatch stated a .04% Fuel Savings per Year over Manual.
    Company however refused to buy more than 2 New Yard Switcher Trucks, go figure. They might have 4 by this date.
    Of course the new Trucks came with all the Bells and Whistles, like Sudden DECELLERATION as well some fun "alarms" and flashing lights mainly vehicle ahead proximity alerts, even 1/2 mile ahead or on a off ramp. Nanny Trucks.
    You Long Haul Drivers KNOW.
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    Musta bin a worn out clutch or throttle pedal conflobulation.

    I was part time driving manual shift cars and non auto Motorcycles before I was Licensed.
    It was a Natural Transition, for I, when "learning to drive" Class 8 Vehicles.
    Floating was preferred, except of course for the usual obstructions; Truck Stop traffic, other traffic & construction zones, Weird Weather, skateboards (NOT Flatbeds), Unicycles & Bicycles, Experimental Pedestrians in Traffic, Strong winds (not flatulence), Bikinis (on Women, okay?) and Convertibles.
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  3. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

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    These newer trucks, you might as well be flying an attack helicopter with warning lights and signals all over the place. Not an old guy by any means. But that "Karen" component definitely had alot of pull in the multitude of overly engineered safety gizmos on trucks nowadays. The finger to the A-line haircut people for that one.

    As far as the autos, I'm at least going for a 5 or 6 speed Toyota pickup whenever I get my Silverado paid off. Either find a decent used one or try not to get kicked out of a dealership when they try to sell the benefits of an auto tranny and I go old guy ballistic on them.

    I feel as though I was born in the wrong cohort. The 30-something boomer.
     
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  4. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    bentstrider83
    You an ex Drummer or did you work/experiment/play with Explosives??
    I'm a Hippie who never was.
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    If/When they say CVT (Consistent Victim Transmission), keep looking or look elsewhere.
    Too Bloody many horror stories.

    Nissan CVT Transmission Problems: What You Need to Know
    You Need to Know
    April 23, 2020 by Tom Harbid
    Nissan has been in the news a lot lately, and unfortunately, it’s been for all the wrong reasons. Over the course of the last year or two, Nissan’s profits have plunged (and then plunged some more!) as sales of the company’s vehicles have started trending in the wrong direction. Nissan has also been forced to deal with a slew of ongoing Nissan CVT transmission problems in a variety of the company’s vehicles. Those who own Nissans have been forced to pay anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000 on average to fix Nissan CVT transmission problems. This has, in turn, forced Nissan to extend the warranties on many of their cars from five years or 60,000 miles to 10 years or 120,000 miles.

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  5. Trucker Carlton

    Trucker Carlton Bobtail Member

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    Sounds like you learn from your mistake!! I’m sorry that your boss is threatening to fire you and others laughing at you by you should have known not to race with a another trucker. Especially if the truck is the company’s property.
     
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