Automatic vs Manual

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  1. Mac1690

    Mac1690 Bobtail Member

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    In school now and a lot are going with automatic. Is it bad to do this? Or are most trucks automatic now? Will it prevent you from finding jobs right out of school?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    If the school offers stick shift training, then do it.
    A few companies require stick shift/ no restriction.
    Your first company will probably have automatics, but you have that stick shift insurance in the pocket and may need it later.
    One company, Pride Transport, offers new drivers a choice of stick shift or automatic. Pride Transport is headquartered in Utah, but hires all over the USA.
    CDL Jobs | Hiring Now in Utah | Pride Transport
     
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  4. Mac1690

    Mac1690 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you. But most jobs out there now are all automatic or is it 50/50?
     
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    99% of jobs are automatics.
     
  6. Mac1690

    Mac1690 Bobtail Member

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    Wow it's that high? Figured would be lot lower. So why do say train on stick?
     
  7. Chinatown

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    I said that in case the school offers stick shift training. It's no big deal if school doesn't though. Still plenty of good paying jobs with automatics.
     
  8. Mac1690

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    Yes they do but like said lot of students just going automatic route. As far as endorsements go do u think go for them all now while in school or can wait for that?
     
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    Get all the endorsements as soon as you can. It looks good on your applications to have all the endorsements.
     
  10. Chinatown

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    We can give you names of decent companies for new cdl school grads.
     
  11. Mac1690

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    Ok great which ones and which ones to stay away from? Prefer not OTR either.. how is Werner? What kind of pay per week are you looking at right out of school?
     
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