Manual vs Auto-shift transmissions

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dahmer8afew, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SpyderRyder

    SpyderRyder Medium Load Member

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    Shooting is nothing more than mechanics and technique. You learn the first and acquire the latter. I've taken many weak shooters and turned them into sharpshooters. A lot of good women shooters out there too. I would expect so see them break the barrier and attend one of the service sniper schools one of these days.
     
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  3. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

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    *snort!*

    The last Good Ol Boys Club?

    Not in my lifetime.
     
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  4. jgremlin

    jgremlin Heavy Load Member

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    Well this changes everything. Starting tomorrow, I'm bringing a pillow and blanket to work. Since I'm being driven by the truck, I might as well get a nap in during the trip. I wish you had told me this sooner.
     
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  5. hardhead1965

    hardhead1965 Bobtail Member

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    A 13 speed is my favorite and a 10 speed stretches my patience but truck driving is not all about shifting gears. The truck I am driving now ( hopefully not too long) is an Eaton M-Drive Automatic. It has its advantages. You can just sit back and relax when driving in traffic. It has its disadvantages also. The gear selection may not be what you want...........The driver still has to be able to negotiate traffic, stop a loaded truck, get into places almost impossible to get in, back on your blind side, and the biggest thing, deal with other truck drivers on the road.
     
  6. SmoothBore

    SmoothBore Light Load Member

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    It's like driving one of those old people scooters, an automatic. Just point the front part in the direction you want to go and viola!
     
  7. jgremlin

    jgremlin Heavy Load Member

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    Ok. And that's a problem because?
     
  8. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    That's the craziest logic(?) I've ever heard:biggrin_2559:
     
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  9. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Im buying one of dem scooters with wheeley bars.:biggrin_2559:
     
  10. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

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    Better get it with apehangers, too.
     
  11. Saginaw47

    Saginaw47 Bobtail Member

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    I'm from Des Moines, Iowa. I am still learning. I have just heard -- from a driver right in front of me- that he likes the auto-shifting. He says he has choice of auto and manual. He claims that manual transmissions have messed up his knee.
     
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