i want to become a truck driver but not if it's manual

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  1. whopperjr

    whopperjr Bobtail Member

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    what school or company training would be cool with that?
     
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  3. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    You want somebody to steer it for you also?
    You really need to learn how to do manual stick.. Auto's are for wimps unless you are driving a prime mover, if you need to ask what's that. Work your way up.....
     
  4. Boomer 1

    Boomer 1 Medium Load Member

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    In a big truck I would NOT want a auto! My choice what gear based on load weight, hills, conditions etc.
     
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    Balakov100 Road Train Member

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    My Advice, go drive a School Bus.
     
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  6. Richter

    Richter Road Train Member

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    There are several companies with autos. USX. USA truck, Mavrick, trans am etc.

    Its a good idea to learn the basics of shifting though to keep your options open. In most states if you test in an auto, you will only be aloud to drive auto. Autos are getting a lot better then they used to, but if you never learn to drive manual you will get made fun of and have less options in future.
     
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  7. lmilan

    lmilan Bobtail Member

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    U got to scratch some gears before you can go to all auto !!!
    :)
     
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  8. Dr_Fandango44

    Dr_Fandango44 Road Train Member

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    Driving auto is not driving in my estimation. It's the easy way out. You've got to drive a manual to get the real feel of a truck, and attain the skills needed. I'm not interested in driving auto even though some people think we should. And that manual is out dated. Well in that case I'm old fashioned.
     
  9. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Until such time as the entire truckload industry is auto (I don't see that happening anytime soon), you will be severely limited in employment options later as you gan experience and start looking for better freight, money, etc if you're confined to carriers who are exclusively auto.
     
  10. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    Why do you only want to drive auto? Is it a matter of a disability?
     
  11. Chinatown

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    Automatics:

    Hogan
    TransAm
    Comcar (has CDL school)
    Maverick (has CDL school)
    Howard Transportation
    Nussbaum
     
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