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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any schools left that train on manual transmission?

Many of the companies that hire recent CDL grads use the automated transmissions now so there's less demand for knowing how to drive a manual. By teaching on automatics they can shorten the time it takes to get you your license and the equipment takes less of a beating. I learned on a manual and those transmissions got beat to S***. All of us were grinding like crazy starting out. We recommend going through Paid CDL Training Programs. After you get some experience you could always get the restriction removed by just retaking the driving test in a stick shift.

Thanks for the reply. When I moved I wasn't driving for a while and did an asinine thing by letting my Class A with no restrictions go. Now I'm trying to reacquire my Class A without the automatic restrict with great difficulty. I haven't been able to find a local school this past week that doesn't use automated transmissions. Fortunately, I received a call back from a school this evening that said they still do teach on manuals; unfortunately, they're 300 miles away... so now the added expense of a motel stay. Oh well... live and learn.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any schools left that train on manual transmission?

Thus far, I have been unable to find any CDL schools in the Dallas area that still train on manual transmission trucks.

Does anyone know of any?

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