So lately I've been planning on getting a new unit and I recently came across the one in the link below. I do know it's an automatic, however I've heard from experienced drivers auto shift transmissions aren't necessarily all that bad as long as you take care of it. I understand you don't have as much control overall but I'm willing to live with that as long as I don't have to be shifting all the time (I suffer from a knee condition). The asking price on this unit isn't all that bad considering the mileage and they also have all papers showing regular maintenance, etc.
The unit will be used to haul regular dry van freight, the weight will range from 25K to 40K, on occasion I might have to pull 45K...
If you can please share honest opinions on the truck.