Wilson Logistics - 12 speed automated manual transmission

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  1. mistermoose

    mistermoose Bobtail Member

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    Wilson states on their website that they utilize Freightliner Cascadia & Peterbilt 579's with 12 speed automated manual transmission.

    I'm looking at going to their training in Missoula, MT. Can anyone verify whether the equipment they trained on limited them to 'automatic' only?

    Given the lack of clutch/shifter, it seems this equipment would force an automatic-only restriction on CDL. If anyone can chime in, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
     
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    One of their recent graduates said the training is on stick shift, but you get an auto after graduation.
    Better call the school and ask to be certain.
     
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    I have a friend who trained with Wilson in MO almost two years ago, and he's automatic only.

    Also, they seem to be getting rid of the Petes for Freightliners.
     
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    The guy that posted he trained with a stick shift, trained in Missoula, Montana. Don't know if that's changed or not.
     
  6. mistermoose

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    Yup confirmed with Wilson. They're an auto company. That's a big no for me.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Stevens Transport trains in (Keenesburg) Denver, Colorado at Careers Worldwide.
    35 S Main St, Keenesburg, CO 80643
    Call and ask if that school trains in stick shifts.
    Stevens sends their students there. Stevens pays for everything, lodging, meals, tuition, etc.
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    Careers World Wide invites you to become one of the best and learn first-hand why our training is considered the finest in the industry. We have been training drivers since 1994 and have a solid, proven track record.Our program is the most comprehensive training program in the industry for new drivers.

    35 S Main St, Keenesburg, CO 80643
     
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