Need to know some schools that train on automatic transmissions.

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  1. Jbrow327

    Jbrow327 Light Load Member

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    I'm in the SLC Utah area. I'm looking for private schools or tech colleges that train on automatic. I got a cdl on a 13 speed manual in 2018. Never used it due to bad driving record. I was decent at shifting then but I do have a bad lower back and knees. I'd like to retrain to get a cdl and get the auto restriction on the license. I know that will somewhat limit my job options but with how many companies run auto these days, I don't think it will limit them by much.

    Thanks guys.
     
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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    I know there's some out there, but it might be easier to just get a regular CDL and then look for companies that will put you in an automatic.
     
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    Actually, now that I think about it, the "automatic only" CDLs might be coming mostly from companies who do their own training and only buy automatics. CDL schools tend to use older equipment, and probably consider the full manual training to be a selling point that they wouldn't want to give up.
     
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    I thought you already have a cdl.
     
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  7. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    Your CDL expires after 3 years?
    Check your license and if it’s still valid just go get the physical and you’re golden.
     
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  8. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    If you got a CDL in 2018 with a manual then why do you need to get a new one? That was only 2-3 years ago.
     
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    @Snowshoes told him Pride Transport in Salt Lake City will give him a choice of manual or automatic.
     
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  10. Jbrow327

    Jbrow327 Light Load Member

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    I do but I want a refresher course.
     
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    Western Express dry van division.
     
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