Automatic transmissions

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Ginola, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Ginola

    Ginola Bobtail Member

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    To my fellow experienced colleagues,which trucking companies use automatic trucks?
    I know i sound lame asking this,but i don`t feel like going back to manual shifting.And this also includes in the oil fields nationwide.
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Automatic :

    TransAm
    Maverick
    Nussbaum
    Averitt
    Interstate Distributors (drive4us.com) choice of auto or manual

    Two companies with oil field trucks: (must call to ask)

    FFE (driveffe.com)
    Schneider

    Hopefully some other drivers can contribute more.
     
  3. Ginola

    Ginola Bobtail Member

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  4. Redeye22

    Redeye22 Bobtail Member

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    Nice list. I've been hearing more about Maverick lately.
     
  5. Buffalo Chip

    Buffalo Chip Light Load Member

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    I dont know where you live but Falcon out of Youngstown Ohio had some autos.
     
  6. TruckerSue

    TruckerSue Light Load Member

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    US Express has autos; some PTL's have autos; glad you like them; you can have them.
     
  7. BossOutlaw88

    BossOutlaw88 Road Train Member

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    Last I heard, most companies are phasing them out. Schneider is one, plus an auto on your driving history doesn't look good. I know it's something most can't forget, but companies think otherwise.
     
  8. mjfmjf

    mjfmjf Light Load Member

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    Hogan has some autos...not sure if all the fleet is though
     
  9. Justmom

    Justmom Light Load Member

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    Dotfoods is all automatic Volvo
     
  10. 80'sbabytrucka

    80'sbabytrucka Light Load Member

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    I don't se what the big deal is about someone wanting to driver an automatic truck. Didn't know there was a personal criteria or standard to meet, to be a respected driver.
     
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