Training 11-2-15

Discussion in 'Stevens' started by newbietrucker91, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Picture.Taker

    Picture.Taker Light Load Member

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    Not surprising. The industry is heading that way in an effort to get more drivers. Werner has been putting a lot of them on the road the past few months. The students I've had that got them wished they had a 10 speed.
     
  2. Dryver

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    They are chasing the golden goose that lays the golden MPG egg. Fuel Mileage. Automatics get better miles per gallon than a stick when an inexperienced driver is at the wheel. It makes sense for Stevens to go down that road. I don't mind an auto, fewer super truckers are objecting to them these days, they do make life easier in the big cities.
     
  3. KMac

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    I am in an auto shift now. It's not terrible in the city. On the highway, once you get in top gear, there really is not much difference. The two areas I am not thrilled with it are driving in mountains and backing up.

    This is the first auto I have driven sj CE the Army in 1985.
     
  4. TROOPER to TRUCKER

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    same here, I would love someone to design an actual truck with both. And I mean both not a automatic that can be shifted like now.
     
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  5. KMac

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    This is the shifter I had on a truck back in my Army days. I thought it was a great Idea, but the transmission itself kind of sucked. When it worked, it worked well, was just pretty fragile.

    16 forward, 2 reverse... Just get to the rpm range and shift, no clutch pedal. 2100 rpm going up, 1700 coming down. s-l1000.jpg
     
  6. F150Jim

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  7. newbietrucker91

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    I-40 is a major lane for stevens. I saw over 15 steven trucks heading west to Cali as I was heading east bound.
     
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  8. KMac

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    Must have been slow day. 40 to 81, SoCal to the NE, and 80, NorCal to the NE... Also 54, 287, parts of 70.
     
  9. macavoy

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    What happens if you don't sign the contract after you get your cdl?
     
  10. F150Jim

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    Are you talking about Stevens school? If so I think you sign contract before you get your cdl. If I am wrong someone please correct me.
     
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