Crete Carrier - A Year In Review - Fall 2013 Going Forward

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  1. stungjoe

    stungjoe Road Train Member

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    I'll tell ya.......
    I used to dread the thought of Elogs until I got them. Now I wouldn't want to go back. I used to dread the thought of not being in control of the shifting duties but I wouldn't want to drive any other way.

    I drive local now in the Dallas area. Going around 635 two to four times a day. I love the automatic in my Mack (hate the truck though). I had to drive a 10 speed rental for a month and cursed the shifter daily...haha! That being said hiring an automatic only CDL holder is like getting a half-asser from the get-go. There's enough half-assers already!
     
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  3. Rugerfan

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    Why on earth would someone want that restriction on their license?
     
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  4. supersnackbar

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    My mDrive is in the shop. Dropped it off last Tuesday and I might get it back by Friday. mDrives are about as worthless as it gets...if I were a trucking company owner, I wouldn't punish my drivers by forcing them to drive one.
     
  5. Deadwood

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    They don’t. The CDL schools figured out that if they only train how to drive automatics then their rookies can’t leave them to earn more elsewhere driving manuals.

    Once had a kid who came from CR England (and only learned on automatics) who came to my hazmat company and promptly rolled a tanker because he couldn’t regulate speed in a turn.
     
  6. radioshark

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    They get better fuel mileage
     
  7. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

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    About a tenth of a mile per gallon with the significant trade off that the driver has *less* control.

    You lose traction in a manual and you can get it back. Lose traction in an automatic and you're screwed.
     
  8. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    New driver told me...Crete recruiting told him..to get automatic only on his license..that way he would be sure to get a new truck
     
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  9. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Trainer I know...couldn't roadtest a new driver...because driver had automatic only on his license...and trainers truck was manual
     
  10. iraqralph43

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  11. radioshark

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    That’s provided they know how to drive a manual properly.
    And we all know they are few and far between
     
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