Automatic transmission

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Nickster909021, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

    6,054
    19,770
    Aug 18, 2007
    ~8600+' and loving it!
    0
    It's not that automatics are for those idiots, it's that they allow those idiots to drive. Don't get me wrong, I hate what has happened in trucking, too. But those idiots were fubaring things long before autos became prevalent.

    My new truck has an Ultrashift, and I love it. In the mountains, the only difference between it and a manual is I push a button for a different gear instead of moving a stick. The only other time I override it is slowing for a stop, I'll force downshifts sooner for more Jake.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. snicrep

    snicrep Light Load Member

    105
    148
    May 13, 2009
    mcallen, tx
    0
    i getting back into trucking soon and im a little disappointed that the company is using autos.
     
  4. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

    6,054
    19,770
    Aug 18, 2007
    ~8600+' and loving it!
    0
    As long as they don't have half the features locked out, you'll love it!
     
  5. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

    5,783
    41,161
    Aug 9, 2009
    0
    then perhaps, you should refrain from making uninformed remarks and concentrate on anything else you might have a factual basis in….or maybe just remain silent. Just a thought…..
     
  6. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    3,755
    4,762
    Sep 17, 2012
    0
    Can you get your engine up to 2200 RPMs on the foot pedal ? Most engine are limited to 1800 RPMs on the foot pedal so it's not easy to get them to 2200 or 2300. That's were the automatic is better. Just set engine brake to stage 3 let the transmission to it.

    When I drove manual I would never let the RPMs go that high plus the engine was limited to 1800. The way I was trained if your running engine at RPM limit by the computer, you can't pull the trailer without shifting gears. So we never run downhill that high of RPMs because in snow and ice you might need to pull the trailer downhill to avoid a jackknife. The automatic DT-12 transmission won't go to high RPMs unless you turn on stage 3 and someone would not use Jake brake in snow and ice.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2022
  7. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Heavy Load Member

    756
    2,841
    Mar 12, 2020
    0
    Nice, profanity and a personal attack. That’s a solid comeback. And about what I expect from manager as stated on your profile page, attitude like yours from management is the reason this industry is in the state it is . Goodbye
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2022
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    10,010
    41,864
    Feb 15, 2014
    California
    0
    If the personal insults and name calling don't cease this thread will be closed.
     
  9. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

    360
    365
    Feb 28, 2015
    Colorado/Texas
    0
    My air dryer filter was clogged,
    And it wouldnt let me put it in gear do to low air (90PSI) i was stuck half way on a turn blocking traffic at loves for about 15mins till it decided it wanted to kick back in i tried everything. Rev engine drain tanks... Super embarrassing
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2022
  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    12,318
    30,207
    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    0
    uhhh...i DROVE automatics, or better yet, "automated shifting" transmissions. reason(s) why? it's what a couple of companies that i worked for, had coming in, or at another job, what they had.

    THEY SUCK

    i'll always prefer a stick in a big rig anyday.

    i still say "brain dead" those so called drivers that cannot read an Atlas, (and depend 1000% on a stupid GPS) make a phone call, to the customer or the dispatch, follow directions, do a proper pre/post trip, have any knowledge of a truck's components, you know, "steering wheel holders"

    K...???????
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2022
  11. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    7,724
    38,102
    Jan 27, 2020
    GOAT watching
    0
    They might have back then. But they are great now.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted