Manual Driving

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Darrius54, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Darrius54

    Darrius54 Bobtail Member

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    Jacksonville is a huge city with many truck driving jobs, schools, and drivers. Why is it that you can find no where to get manual training or a refresher course? I have my CDL but my company has all automatic fleet. I got a opportunity to work for a company that has 50/50 auto and manual fleet. So you must pass a driving test in the manual. I have looked high and low for training or a trainer to teach me manual driving. I’ve asked private sellers of manual tractors, stood outside truck stops/rest stops asking truckers to teach me, and still found no help. This sucks cause I’m going to have to pass on this opportunity or wing a driving test (which I don’t want too)
     
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  3. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Perhaps you can go to an actual truck driving school and get refresher training, to learn how to drive a manual transmission. Afterwards, test out on a manual transmission truck to have your CDL license with NO restrictions on it. Whatever the cost may be, find or borrow the money to pay for the refresher course.

    Good luck to you! God bless you and your family!

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
  4. Darrius54

    Darrius54 Bobtail Member

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    Crazy thing about it I have no manual restriction on my license. State never reached out to me to change my license. No refresher courses available in the area unless you sign your life a way with a company or go to school for a month. I work 12hr shifts and can’t afford to not work for a month. Preciate ya advice
     
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  5. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Perhaps you can go to school part time, or on the weekends. Also, could you reach out to immediate family, (parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, in-laws, etc.), to help you out for a month or so, for you to take time out to attend a truck driving school for the refresher course? Be sure to really emphasize that you will pay back both the money and favor.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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  6. User666

    User666 Medium Load Member

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    I'm curious. Why didn't you get manual training when you got your CDL?
     
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