I'm looking for a 1 month or so team position to learn stickshift

Discussion in 'Drivers Looking for a Team Driver' started by DeathByCheetos, May 22, 2020.

  1. DeathByCheetos

    DeathByCheetos Bobtail Member

    I've been driving for just about 2 years close to 3 in the industry so far but never had the chance to learn stick shift aside from the cdl school. Its all been automatic and really have had the urge as of late to learn manual. I really want to go owner operator asap and knowing manual i feel is something that should be known im also all for learning any other freight hauling outside of dry van during this time as well.. My records been clean and I do run hard. I'm the kind of guy who just wants to works my ### off in these early years and invest to make a passive income and be done with work all together asap. This job opens up an ungodly amount of opportunities. But experience seems to be one of the things needed first. 2 years isn't enough and 0 years in the O/O field. I'm 24 years old male. If you don't shower every day or other day. I'm sorry we can't team lol. I prefer night shifts as well. I don't smoke. But I grew up in the fishing Industry so no biggie if you smoke. I do enjoy good healthy debates where emotions aren't involved. So do be warned if you get emotional with debates. I also have all endorsement including TWIC. Tankers, double, hazmat etc- if the money is there on top of us getting along would be willing to do more then a month as well!
     
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  2. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Dude just be real !
    ...if you dont shower ...
    ...i prefer night shift...
    ...do be warned ...
    Sir do you want a glass of whisky and a joint in your jacuzzi with superstar GFs ?!
    I bet there is a line of owner operators already to team up with you ...for the whole month ...to gain your stories about fishing and healthy eating !
    Just imagine well experienced owner operator driving perfectly tuned truck looking for you to estimate his chances of getting his truck wrecked in the ditch or messing with his 13-18speed transmission to help you in life in exchange for your rules and funny life stories !
     
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  3. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Perhaps you could go back to the truck driving school that you went to, to get a refresher course in operating a stick shift.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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  4. DeathByCheetos

    DeathByCheetos Bobtail Member

    Dosen't need to be an O/O.
    Never said it had to be an O/O with a custom truck. Could be any company. Hell could be a worn down truck from the 70's idc. Frankly I haven't managed to find many company's that train with manual. Everyone has a living standard. Its better to say those three things instead of wasting each others time to find out the dislikes as i get into the truck then leave immediately lol?? Considering you know... living literally feet away from each other for a month? Not even like I'm asking them to be the all knowing Jesus of trucking. In terms of gain. Im mainly looking for training so pay isn't all the important considering its a month so they could just use me as another log book I just want a person who wants to train then have a trainer like my last one who could care less. He was just all about that money. No idea what your problem is but hope your situation gets better.
     
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  5. DeathByCheetos

    DeathByCheetos Bobtail Member

    Schools just seem to focus on getting you out to the company asap then proper training.. i spent 20 minutes actually driving the stick in the entire month I was there...really wanted to learn more. it was a let down. They passed me though knowing I was going to an automatic company
     
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  6. G13Tomcat

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    FFE still trains in manuals, and likes teams... just a heads up. . . either way! Best of luck~! :)
     
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    Don't see YOU around much... how ya doing, good sir?!?!? Wishing you the best on this day, in your honor. . .

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    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    God bless you and your family! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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    Same to you, good sir. Show yourself more often, would ya? Miss your wit and wisdom in these parts. . . truly.
     
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  10. Brandt

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    Shifting manual has some little tricks you can learn. The first one is when in low range shift at 800-1000 RPMs you do this because you don't have to match the gears and you don't need 500HP to get rolling. So you will shift like 5-6 gears just to get thru a stop light or stop sign.

    Then for high range you bring the RPMs up to 1600 RPMs and shift. You do this because their is generally 400 RPM step between gears. So if you shift at 1600 RPMs. The next gear will be at 1200 RPMs. That important because that were most diesel engine have the most pulling power. So when it goes in gear you will have basically the most pulling power available. Then you put the pedal to the floor because you want the 500HP but you really want all the tourqe the engine has and that the pulling power you need to keep going.

    Then you basically reverse when down shifting you let the RPMs drop to 1200 and raise the RPMs to 1600 it should go in gear. Most people don't explain the 400 RPM step between gears. Say you shift 1400 RPMs then it should go into the next gear at 1800 RPMs.

    But when pulling hill 1000-1200 is most tourqe. So you give a little time for the turbo to spin back up and the engine to start pulling. So you plan on 1200 RPMs as you pulling point. So you bring the RPMs up to 1600 it should go in gear at 1200 and you keep pulling.
     
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