Which Companies DO NOT Have Manual Trucks?

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  1. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Heavy Load Member

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    Did any LTL companies get rid of all their manual trucks yet?
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    All? Probably not. What are you afraid of?
     
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    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    Fedex Freight as far as I know isn't buying any new manuals. But we run trucks till they are dead. There are still some old manuals around. As far as I know they will not hire anyone with a auto restriction.
     
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    jmz Road Train Member

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    They changed it a few years ago, we now take drivers with an auto restriction. I've heard they're even letting drivers in the apprentice program choose to learn in an auto.
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    I left Dayton Freight Lines 9 years ago, at that time they had been purchasing auto-shifts only for 3-4 years, so by now I’d imagine any manuals still around would be spares.
     
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    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    Didn't know that. But for what they charge for the appreciate program these days. If they quit of course. I think I'd get as much out of it as possible.
     
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    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    none in ohio anymore. got a grant or tax break or something to be rid of them completely. have no idea about our other operating states.
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Only boat anchors now at my outfit.

    Now we can hire more non-driving idiots. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    That is the one of the biggest drawbacks on today’s ‘modern’ trucks; the quality of the ‘driver pool’ has diminished over the years. We have more ‘drivers’ but far less ‘operators’.
     
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