Profile For Lone Wolf

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  • Location:
    Roanoke, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  10 months ago

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Wanting to learn on a Manual


If I get trained and pass my CDL exam on a "automatic only restriction" then, am I still allowed to drive my little 5 speed car?

Posted:  10 months ago

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Wanting to learn on a Manual

I agree with Errol V. It is very different from how you drive your car. I had my restriction removed the next day after testing for company in an automatic. Then going home and testing again in an O/O's manual truck it is very different and very stressful to do but can be done. Just more opportunities for an auto fail. Have you researched proper shifting? Double clutch? Proper downshift? I held a class B CDL for 10yrs before trying to join the big leagues but I remember everything being backwards when I was learning. Bringing RPMS up during downshifting instead of hitting brakes like a car. Or putting vehicle in neutral and letting RPMS lower between gears. I taught my wife to double clutch on the on ramps or on empty highways when she had to stop. If you already own a manual I would practice that a bit. Plus side if you have a sporty car it can improve your racing abilities. Don't get a ticket there are tracks for that. My wife says it makes her feel like a bada** when she nails her shifting so worth learning but probably not necessarily needed these days. Best of luck.

Are you saying that you can double clutch a car? I never even heard of double clutching until CDL driving. I still don't know how to down shift anything that will slow me down when driving downhill on a mountain covered in ice. I haven't figured out anything when driving downhill and dangerous turns other than tossing it in neutral and trying not to burn up the breaks...

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Wanting to learn on a Manual

Within the next year, perhaps sooner... I will accept one of the many positions that offer paid training. I know that these companies are switching to automatic trucks to save on fuel costs etc. I have no problem driving an automatic if that's what they want to give me if hired. However, I already know how to drive a manual car. I just don't want the restriction on my drivers licence...

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