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Having driven both, I am a fan of an automatic transmission, if anything, for safety reasons. Your attention is freed from shifting to being on the road.

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I do agree with the safety they bring when it comes to being attentive I have driven then both as well. My only pet peave with the autos is when I'm backing into a tight spot and I barely tap the gas and it takes off and I slam in the breaks like a mad man lol this has happened in mostly Cascadias but they ride very smooth! I prefer a manual, lthe manual in my opinion is just awesome ... Unless your in traffic lol. Thanks for the input guys!

That kept happening to me until I learned to put an egg between my foot and the accelerator, became a bit more patient, quit relying on the idle to push me back, and I read the Operator's Manual... In short, I hit docks the way they are not suppose to be hit until I learned how to drive the automatic in reverse.

Lee S.'s Comment
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I know I am late to this party, but i spoke with recruiter at Melton's on Friday who told me they still ran 10 speeds, no autos.

Maurice R.'s Comment
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That recruiter has lied to you either unintentionally or blatantly! I have spoken to several drivers with melton that have autos which isn't a bad thing and also there's a video on YouTube of a driver with melton that got a 2017 freightliner Cascadia straight out of training and it was an auto! Maybe that recruiter doesn't know haha but I'm going on the 9th to orientation and when I get done im going to request a 10 speed, not for egotistical reasons lol just because I would like to drive a 10 speed and be seasoned before going to an automatic because I'm fresh out of school! Also I like them lol #yay10speeds haha

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That recruiter has lied to you either unintentionally or blatantly! I have spoken to several drivers with melton that have autos which isn't a bad thing and also there's a video on YouTube of a driver with melton that got a 2017 freightliner Cascadia straight out of training and it was an auto! Maybe that recruiter doesn't know haha but I'm going on the 9th to orientation and when I get done im going to request a 10 speed, not for egotistical reasons lol just because I would like to drive a 10 speed and be seasoned before going to an automatic because I'm fresh out of school! Also I like them lol #yay10speeds haha

Well, I don't know that she intentionally lied, but she definitely misspoke. In the bunch of videos, they email to you after getting approved for orientation, there is one stating they're buying 450 T680's this year, all autos.

I fly out on Saturday to start orientation on Monday the 17th. A little anxious about the road test. I graduated back on November 4th, had to have surgery, and am just now ready to go. And we learned in 7speeds. So having not driven a 10speed before makes me really nervous.

Lee S.'s Comment
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That recruiter has lied to you either unintentionally or blatantly! I have spoken to several drivers with melton that have autos which isn't a bad thing and also there's a video on YouTube of a driver with melton that got a 2017 freightliner Cascadia straight out of training and it was an auto! Maybe that recruiter doesn't know haha but I'm going on the 9th to orientation and when I get done im going to request a 10 speed, not for egotistical reasons lol just because I would like to drive a 10 speed and be seasoned before going to an automatic because I'm fresh out of school! Also I like them lol #yay10speeds haha

Errr.. I meant the 9th, like you. See you there lol.

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Well, I don't know that she intentionally lied, but she definitely misspoke. In the bunch of videos, they email to you after getting approved for orientation, there is one stating they're buying 450 T680's this year, all autos.

I fly out on Saturday to start orientation on Monday the 17th. A little anxious about the road test. I graduated back on November 4th, had to have surgery, and am just now ready to go. And we learned in 7speeds. So having not driven a 10speed before makes me really nervous.

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