I start with x company this weekend no manual only auto

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  1. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Dad gum, and here I was thinking I wanted one more with a set of sticks. lol
     
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  3. aramil248

    aramil248 Medium Load Member

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    I feel like everyone should at least learn on a manual so they know how to use it and not get that auto restriction. I don't get those who believe a stick will make you not bored while driving. Where are you driving that you need to constantly change gears?
     
  4. Humblepie

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    At least no one will steal your truck if you got two sticks.
     
  5. Humblepie

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    Not everyone is pulling a van with 40k in the box.
     
  6. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    And your legs don’t burn
     
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  7. Ridgeline

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    Nah, with the way things look, you are worrying too much, focus on learnings the skills of driving and ask for a manual if they have them in the fleet for a future move.
     
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    When hauling certain freight I would think to be smoother especially in a city like liquids on an automatic. Though from my experience they normally don't have autos, all that said you don't need to be hung up on auto or manuals. Go to another carrier ever it will be whatever they have. Just focus on your drive time forget everything else.
     
  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Lord, lord, I am getting old, but I would hate to know that shifting a stick , especially on an otr truck tired me out. I am thinking it takes a lot more effort to tie a load down, especially if you have to tarp than it would to drive coast to coast on the interstate system shifting a stick. lol

    You would be suprised how many are still in use, I even drive one once in a while up here.
     
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  10. Humblepie

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    There is a few around
     
  11. dieselpowered

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    Wasn't sure if he meant two guys or shifters but they really not complicated glad this was cleared up lol
     
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