How much better was it back in the day

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ronjeremyjr, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Kirbs

    Kirbs Light Load Member

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    Here is a video of a 5 year old driving a manual transmission.
    Liveleak.com - Trucker Kid

    Sorry man, it's not a barrier to entry and it's not 'keeping the #######' out. Sure, it appears intimidating to anyone that has never driven it before but once they do it for a few hours it's nothing.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    For those who would turn out to be good drivers, yes.

    For sissies who are afraid of work, no.
     
  4. roadtech

    roadtech Medium Load Member

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    It’s like anything else. Some people catch on and learn to shift a manual truck like a pro and you have long term drivers who shift a truck like
    #### . They ridie the clutch, taking off in way too high a gear because they’re lazy , not down shifting before a curve when they should, miss
    Shifts when climbing a steep hill with a heavy load. Driving for a long time doesn’t make you good if you don’t have the skills and your lazy and don’t care. It’s just like being a person , being older and experienced doesn’t make everyone a better person , some people are good , or become better , other people suck no matter how much life experience they have.
    The driver pool today definitely has been dumbed down, and the industry has done that to fill more seats .
     
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