I start with x company this weekend no manual only auto

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  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Have been in manual and auto transmission trucks.
    Both do the job. The newer autos have been greatly improved.

    Freightliner and Volvo both have made autos the base transmission. Paccar is moving that direction as well.
     
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  3. aramil248

    aramil248 Medium Load Member

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    I notice it more with the Volvo I'm in now vs all of those frieghtliners I drove. Like why don't they just give it a reverse gear that can't go over 2mph or something. I'm not driving 5mph into the dock you ####ing truck
     
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  4. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Road Train Member

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    This isn’t 2014.

    The latest AMT are great.

    Backing is different. But now it’s just as smooth as with a manual.
     
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  5. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    Got my first ever automatic 1 week ago. 12 spd paccar. WI to GA. Very nice trip Fine transmission for an auto.


    Don’t sweat it. If you get a chance to get a manual to learn, great. Might come in handy one day.
     
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  6. elamigowapo

    elamigowapo Light Load Member

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    Because what if I find a job later down the road that requires manual driving experience.
     
  7. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    A auto is much less stressful to learn on .. later if you switch to manual you’ll pick it up in a day or two because you have the other fundamentals down pat.
     
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  8. elamigowapo

    elamigowapo Light Load Member

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    I did think about that actually.
     
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  9. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Road Train Member

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    Auto lets you focus on road.

    With 100-million fewer people (thus smarter) it was easier on manual.
     
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  10. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

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    It could be me...a poor workman complains of his tools. Blah blah blah
     
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  11. DenBob

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    I have no restrictions on my license, went to school and trained with a manual, haven't driven one since, don't want to and won't need to. Don't want a crank starter either. Though I would probably rather have that than a manual transmission.
     
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