Companies that use ONLY Automatics

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    Boyd has a few auto's(Pornstars), again lease only.
     
  2. mDub

    mDub Medium Load Member

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    Royal trucking company, West Point, MS. This is the company i'm with. I started in a 9400 with cummins/10 speed. all new trucks are prostar with maxcrap/auto. they just took the last 9400 off the road, all company drivers are in prostar's now
     
  3. strawberryrhubarbpie

    strawberryrhubarbpie Light Load Member

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    US Xpress has some, not all. When I spoke with the recruiter he could not guarantee that we would get one out of orientation. Trans Am is the only company I could find that has all automatics and would hire us down here (SW Florida). I think you pretty much have to buy or lease your own truck to get an automatic.
     
  4. razor1999

    razor1999 Bobtail Member

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    dart transportation has all autos so i am told.
     
  5. rockytopcummins

    rockytopcummins Light Load Member

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    Maverick is not auto only sir. My father in law drives for them.
     
  6. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    I currently drive for Britton Transport from Grand Forks, ND. Not sure if entire fleet is autos, but all the newer trucks are. They are volvos with the 12 speed auto.
     
  7. azcardnlz

    azcardnlz Medium Load Member

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    I don't think anyone even makes automatic transmissions for class 8 tractors. Auto-shift, yes. Automatic, no. Huge difference.
     
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  8. mDub

    mDub Medium Load Member

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    I thought auto shift had a clutch and automatic, no clutch. my truck has no clutch. has a box with buttons on it
    r- reverse
    n-neutral
    d-drive
    l-lowest possible gear(computer controled)
    m- manual
    ^-shift up 1 gear
    v-shift down 1 gear

    trucks are set up to start in 2nd gear, will drop to 1st if you lug in 2nd
    there is an older volvo that a local driver has, it has a clutch for stopping and changing direction, shifting is automatic
     
  9. HwyPrsnr

    HwyPrsnr Medium Load Member

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    US Express here in Delaware, OH is getting rid of all their automatics. Around 50 on the Kroger account. They said they are not getting the fuel economy and cost to maintain is increasing. Not all their drivers r liking it tho. They now have to learn to drive manuals. Its funny listening to the grinding of gears on new trucks, until some get mad and slam them in...Ouch. Take care and Be safe out there drivers.
     
  10. HwyPrsnr

    HwyPrsnr Medium Load Member

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    Commodore Express in LaVerne, TN is all autos. Teams running west coast. They pair drivers up in the Volvos.
     
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