Standard Transmissions

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Iwannahaulheavy, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. exACT driver

    exACT driver Light Load Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    I think you are about 3 decades late if you think you are going to find a company truck you can roll coal with. My advice to you is remember why we have a job. Pick the one that meets you home time needs and your financial goals first. The truck should only be taken into consideration if it hinders you from meeting your needs with these items. Trucking is not romantic anymore no one else cares what you drive.
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  3. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

    Dec 26, 2014
    I answered that question on the other thread that you started. Didn't you see my answer?
  4. Iwannahaulheavy

    Iwannahaulheavy Bobtail Member

    Oct 10, 2021

    It’s unreal to me the negativity I’m finding in these forums. Also the amount of reply’s I’m getting holding every word I said to scrutiny.

    Yes I want to drive a truck with a manual transmission, yes I want to roal coal and no I’m not under the impression I’m going to get all that I want as a new driver. I understand I am going to have to put in my time and go through the paces of getting all the experience I need. I’m not looking at this from a job perspective. I haven’t had a job since I was 17. I’m looking at a new career and I’m not planning on working for a Mega Carrier my whole career. I have goals and I plan on meeting them.

    For all of those that replied with positive feed back (#### few) I thank you and respect what you’ve said. To the rest that pick a part a guy trying to get his feet wet with info, you are who I hope to avoid when finally out there on the road. Read between the lines!
  5. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
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    Might want to get a bit thicker skin. If you want to make it out here. People who have done this for a long time. Gave you information you didn't like. Instead of carrying a chip on your shoulder. Maybe learn from their experience.
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    OP didn't like answers in other thread on this forum. Tried here, got same answers, didn't come back.
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  7. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Nothing wrong with autos but you limit your choices if you have a auto restriction. You may come across job opportunity which requires manual "qualification"
  8. JadeLove

    JadeLove Light Load Member

    Jan 17, 2019
    It’s no heavy haul but Old Dominion Freight still has a nearly exclusive manual fleet, even the brand new trucks.
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