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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

“Garbage” as in; most of what is written on Truckers Report, not meant as an insult to you or what you wrote.

I got it your good

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

Jake... nobody cares.

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I started this thread recently over there. It's identical to this one.

https://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/threads/are-manual-transmissions-only-types-of-drivers-supertruckers.2423499/

Just an example.

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Ok. Sorry.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

I started this thread recently over there. It's identical to this one.

https://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/threads/are-manual-transmissions-only-types-of-drivers-supertruckers.2423499/

Just an example.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

Go over onto thetruckersreport.com and you'll find the people I'm talking about.

Autos are for sissies. I want full control over my truck. What happened to a man's pride in being a man. Etc.

I don't know how have a stick that you move and a third pedal makes you better but ok. Just look at some of the auto vs manual discussions on the forum over there. There's no shortage of testosterone filled Rambo types shaming the auto drivers.

What do you guys think?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Is it better to become a diesel mechanic or trucker these days?

Who has better pay, working conditions, benefits, etc.?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Nervous to get back into trucks.

I got my cdl in 2018 never used it due to driving record. Record is clean now. Every time I think about going to get my license upgraded back to cdl, I think of how nervous I was in training. Maneuvering a huge tractor trailer through turns and traffic still makes me nervous thinking about it. All that shifting I had to do on the 13 speed. I'd definitely go to an automated manual because they have become very good and I'd like to focus more on the road. Does anyone here ever feel the way I do? What advice do you have? Thanks.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Is it still worth it to become a trucker?

Of course it's still worth getting into trucking, but it all depends on the person. You can make some pretty good money depending on the type of driver you will be. Quick question, did you have your CDL this whole time or did you downgrade to a normal licenses?

I downgraded

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Is it still worth it to become a trucker?

I had a cdl years ago and never used it because my driving record was bad at the time. Now I am wondering if it's a good idea to get into the field. Or is it bad and it's best to go into the computer field, etc. nowadays? I almost feel scared to drive such a big vehicle again lol. Being in the right gear at the right time etc. Which is why I would prefer automatic.

So, drivers, do you recommend getting into the field or not? If not, what other field with a short training time would you recommend?

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is there really a trucker shortage?

You hear on the news that the country needs 50,000 truckers. It sounds quite excessive. What do you guys think?

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Anybody have info on RV transport?

I have an opportunity to lease a truck from my parents. It is an F350 with the 6.7 powerstroke and SRW. I would like to do RV transport full time with it. I am in the SLC Utah area.

1. Is it feasible to do it full time?

2. Will I have enough truck?

3. How much money would I need to start?

4. Do I need a CDL?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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What's the best Utah based company for training?

I trained for a CDL a few years ago and passed. I never got a job because of my driving record. No DUI or anything alcohol related ever, just had some recent tickets. I haven't had any since. I downgraded my CDL to a class D about a year ago because I figured I wouldn't need it anytime soon. Now I'm wanting to actually start trucking. I have some questions.

1. Should I go get my license back to a class A cdl, or should I start over with a refresher course? My testing is still valid as I got my cdl in 2018.

2. I have a 65ish pound yellow lab that I'd like to take with me on the road, after the training period of course. The company needs to allow dogs.

3. I'd prefer regional like 11 western states so I can possibly get home a few times a week.

4. Preferably training on automatics. I learned on a 13 speed manual for training. I find that the automated manual transmissions these days are getting very good, almost making the manuals obsolete.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Is it still worth it to become a diesel mechanic?

Is it still worth it given the cost of tools? Would a community college program be the best way to get trained? Is it an extremely hard job? I'm about 80 pounds overweight. Thanks.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Best starting company for in state or regional jobs.

I am in Utah and I am wondering what companies around here offer training and then put you on an in state route, an out and back route, or a regional route. Basically, which company offers the most home time but also trains to get the cdl? Thanks guys.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Whats the best starting company for someone in Utah?

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Whats the best starting company for someone in Utah?

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Whats the best starting company for someone in Utah?

I am 28 and I live in Utah. I want to go through company training to get the CDL. I have an 80ish pound labrador that I'd like to be able to take with me. What are the best companies for this? Thanks guys.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Afraid to start driving again.

Thanks for the replies guys. My brother told me the other day that there are a few truck drivers where he works that made over 200k last year. That's VERY hard to believe.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Afraid to start driving again.

Hi guys. My brother works for ups and said right now they're hiring drivers off the street. I obtained a cdl back in june of 2018 and I haven't used it since. My driving record was too bad back then but now it has cleared up. I dont know if ups or any company would even accept my cdl as valid. I am afraid of getting back into a big truck again. One thing I hated in training was all the shifting. I was pretty good at it but I'd much rather have an automatic. That way I can focus on driving and handling the rig rather than up shifting or down shifting at the right rpm. What do you guys think? What should I do?

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Slc area

Thank you

Jake it’s highly unlikely that any reputable company will hire you without at least first requiring you to complete going a refresher course and also a few weeks of road training.

Having a CDL without any Class A experience isn’t all that valuable. My suggestion is to research companies offering Paid CDL Training Programs.

Considering that you already have a CDL and assuming you satisfactorily pass a skills and road evaluation, they can fast-track you through the training process.

Your other questions? The vast majority of companies offering jobs as you described, will require experience. The reason? Tight schedules, close quarter maneuvering and lots of backing.

Although this is probably not what you wanted to hear, it represents the best path to take based on your experience.

Good luck.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Slc area

I have a cdl that I haven't used since I got it in June 2018. I have been driving a small box truck since November 2018. Gvw 16000 so nowhere near enough to use my cdl. I am wondering what are the chances that a Utah company number 1, takes my cdl as valid, number 2, does short drives and back like 4 or 5 hours one way and then back and lastly 3, runs automatic transmissions. Thanks guys your a great help.

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