Me and the wife are thinking about team driving. Need suggestions.

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  1. Sleepy3103

    Sleepy3103 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for all the info @Chinatown. As for the auto thing, I dont want this to be a debate thread about autos or manuals. I want her to train on a manual so she know how to drive one because not all companies have autos and the companies we go with to get her started is probably not the company she will be at forever. She needs to know how to drive a manual. And professional driver that can't isn't a professional driver. If you show up to a job and they throw you in a manual truck for a road test and you are grinding gears and can't drive it because you have only driven a auto since driving school they are gonna kick you out. I have seen it happen more then once.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Jim Palmer Trucking uses 10 speeds & has their own cdl school. They're owned by Wil-Trans which also has their own cdl school and uses 10 speeds.
    Jim Palmer Trucking runs coast to coast and Wil-Trans runs eastern half of USA.
     
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    How fast are you driving ? I get 7.4 at 72 mph. We haul only like 8,000 pounds.
     
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    CREAMCORNt660 Bobtail Member

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    DON HUMMER Trucking. Check em out. Auto Volvo, international, and kenworths. Manual kenworth and peterbilt. The have what you need. And you have the seat time for an instructor position.
     
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    #1don Medium Load Member

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    70 MPH average weight around 17k occasional backhaul 42-43k
     
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    Call Grandview in Vancouver Washington. They would problem let you train your wife. They are a fantastic smaller company to work for. Their paychecks are always good. Nice equipment, decent shop.
     
  9. Sleepy3103

    Sleepy3103 Light Load Member

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    I saw on their sight they have training programs for experienced drivers who wamt to train someone. Can you tell me if they have APUs on their trucks, and if they have driver facing cameras?
     
  10. Gabbygranny

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    If you are asking about Grandview. No cameras of any kind, paper log books. Old school trucken
     
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