Truck Fleets With Automatics Transmissions

Topic 3921 | Page 5

Page 5 of 5 Previous Page Go To Page:
K.R.'s Comment
member avatar

And, even if you leave it in automatic mode in most of them you can also force a downshift or upshift. Same way that you would shift it in manual mode. I've been using that sometimes while we're hauling a fairly heavy trailer (45330 lb) to force it to downshift a little earlier during a grade.

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar
And, even if you leave it in automatic mode in most of them you can also force a downshift or upshift.

Freightliner automatics have a downshift button hidden under the accelerator pedal.

USMC AAV's Comment
member avatar

Just got off the phone with a recruiter from US Xpress. She said that they have a 98% automatic fleet. The only way you can get an manual is if you are a current long term driver with US Xpress or if you are getting a lease purchase and there is one currently around.

Silk G.'s Comment
member avatar

Watkins & Shepard Are autos Schneider bought them or joined company's they run every type of trailers


What fleet or fleets has primarily or all automatic transmissions? Just finished driving school and have no desire to drive a stick.


So to answer the question, so far we have:

Trans Am

US Express

National Carriers

Maverick Transportation

Car Com family

Raiders Express

Averitt Express

Anyone else have knowledge of companies with Auto transmissions?

TommyGun's Comment
member avatar

Stevens Transport is supposed to go all automatic by 2019. To my knowledge, they still put grad fleet drivers in the older 8 speeds.

Page 5 of 5 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



This topic has the following tags:

Automatic Transmissions Choosing A Trucking Company Tips For Shifting
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More