Is PAM using AMTs or 10-speed manual transmissions?

Discussion in 'PAM' started by Hightide, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Hightide

    Hightide Bobtail Member

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    Is P.A.M. using automated manual transmissions or regular 10 speed manuals? Thanks....
     
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  3. Dave 1960

    Dave 1960 Road Train Member

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    When I was there (last in Aug 2011) all the new trucks coming in (ProStar) had 10 speeds.

    There are still PLENTY of Auto Shift in the fleet however. So chances are pretty good you'll get an Auto.

    I hope they are a better fit for you. I don't have a lot of fond memories of my 18 months with them.
     
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  4. howlinhauler

    howlinhauler Bobtail Member

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    It's looking like auto ........ will have to roll with it Tide
     
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  5. Hightide

    Hightide Bobtail Member

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    Yep' that' o.k. We'll do just fine....
     
  6. mattbh23

    mattbh23 Heavy Load Member

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    They still have some Auto's out there and some drivers love them. I have a love/hate relationship with mine. All newer trucks have 10 speed trannys but I am going to be sticking with my auto until the wheels literally fall off. No major problems except a burnt out injector harness, after that was replaced she has been purring.
     
  7. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    There's a lot of the autos being retired in Irving. Every new truck coming into the fleet is a 10 speed manual transmission. There's a lot fewer auto transmissions in the current fleet.
     
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  8. J.irish

    J.irish Bobtail Member

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    THANK GOD there getting rid of them!!! I start C1 on the 20th and was dreding training in a 10 speed and then having to drive a auto for a year. I have heard bad things about them from some friends and these guys have been doing the job for 10+ years. Plus part of being a trucker (to me at least) is driving a 10-13 speed.
     
  9. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Irish,don't knock it untill you have tried it.
    The stage you are at,it is better not to make statements like that.
    First learn,with an open mind,then you can analyse and make a TRUE statement.:yes2557:
     
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  10. J.irish

    J.irish Bobtail Member

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    Not really oposed to a auto just dont want to lose the skills i learn in school about driving a 10-13 speed by driving a auto for the first year right out of school. thanks for the advice though.
     
  11. skokz

    skokz Light Load Member

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    Dont worry to much about it. Once you learn you never forget. I learned to drive a 10 speed back in 07 only drove a month otr with it and came back years later and went straight to a auto and finally switched back to a 10 speed this year. It only took a week to get back into the groove of it.
     
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