Looking to get into CDL school sometime this year but wanted some more information on the trucking industry. I never drove a manual on a car, let alone a 10-speed semi. I watched some youtube videos on how to double clutch shifting up and double clutch shifting down. My question is, let's take a regular scenario of exiting a freeway off ramp and your at gear 10, when your about to exit the off ramp, can you skip gears from 10 to 7 to 6 and etc or would you have to go 10 to 9 to 8 to 7.... while exiting the ramp? Also, on the CDL handbook section under "hours of service" the on duty time states that you cannot drive beyond the 14th hour after coming on duty following 10 hours off duty. You may perform work, except for driving, after being on duty for 14 hours. In comparison with the "driving time" it states you may not drive for more than 11 hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty. I'm a little confused here because driving time says 11 hours but under "on duty time" it says we can't drive beyond the 14th hour?